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Farm Stands

Before there were Farmers’ Markets in every town on the Shoreline, we shopped the farm stands for our produce and pies. Despite the availability of farm fresh food everywhere, we have some favorite farm stands that we scurry to for specific goodies:

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Stony Creek Brewery, Branford

Wait. Where are we? Williamsburg? Nope, it’s just the super exciting Stony Creek Brewery. Craft beer enthusiasts and newbies alike will love the tastings here in the modern taproom or spacious deck overlooking the Branford River.

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The Bird

Pressure-fried, turducken or organic - here's everything you need to know about turkey.

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The Cheese Truck

Tom and Jason Sobocinski, owners of Caseus Fromagerie and Bistro and the buzzy, brand new Ordinary, have been bringing their “crispy, melty goodness” to Connecticut for the last three years.

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Food Trucks

My love affair with food trucks dates back to first grade. We had just moved to Cambridge and I found myself in a hulking, brick school with a vast and terrifying cement schoolyard, so unlike the teeny kindergarten I had left behind in New Hampshire. My brown bag lunch was the only familiar thing that

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Celebration of CT Farms

My family traipses across the state every year to the CT Farmland Trust's annual benefit, The Celebration of Connecticut Farms. Why? Not only is it a wonderful cause (supporting the organization's efforts to protect CT farmland), it is my favorite non-profit event.

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Froyo World

Whatever happened to frozen yogurt? Back in the day, any town center had a frozen yogurt shop but they quietly slipped away during the full-fat ice cream frenzy of the 80's

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Madison Cheese

In my version of the good life, no town would be without their very own cheese shop, and now Madison has one.

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Smorgasburg, Brooklyn

A weekend overnight in NYC for the premiere of Get On Up, gave me a chance to check out Smorgasburg, the outdoor foodie fest in Dumbo.

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Fryborg

Chef Jon Gibbons will cater parties from a simple snack to lunch or dinner, for $5 to $25 per person. Most requested? Grilled fluffernutter sandwich with bacon and buffalo chicken fries.

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The Chocolate Shell

Petite Fours. I just like saying the name. So charming, bringing to mind elegant tea parties and fancy hats. And a sweet, two-bite alternative to the ubiquitous cupcake.

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Sweeties Bakery and Cafe

After your spin on the Rink at Parade Plaza, make your way to Sweeties Bakery and Cafe on Bank Street, a new spot owned by two eager and industrious grads from Johnson and Wales.

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Holiday Teas on the Shoreline

Luxurious, indulgent and smacking of the holidays, there's nothing I like better than an hour or two spent sipping tea and noshing on cucumber sandwiches, a once-a-year ritual with my daughter.

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Star Fish Market

If you're surprised by the lack of ice in the case at Star Fish here's why: they keep their fish in optimal conditions--a 31 degree walk-in.

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The Cake Lady

I know, I know. I'm obsessed with cupcakes. These are not your fancy shmancy, overly decorated but taste-like-refrigerator cupcakes.

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