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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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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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