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Arbor Services of Connecticut (Throughout Connecticut)
Arbor Services is a complete tree care company: we plant, fertilize, transplant, prune, cable, install lightning protection, treat for insect and disease problems, remove trees, grind stumps, consult with and advise landscape architects. We have relationships with the tree care industry’s best professionals for more than 20 years. We will grow the legacy of your landscape, and make your project happen.
Aventine Gardens (Throughout Connecticut)
For over a decade, Aventine Gardens has been designing, building and maintaining some of the finest and most productive vegetable gardens and surrounding landscapes in Litchfield and Fairfield Counties of Connecticut. Our clients delight in the abundant organic produce that overflows onto their counters in the summer and fall. Among many services, we offer our assistance in preserving this bounty (drying of herbs and teas, canning, picking, freezing and processing of jams and jellies, etc.) so that this joy can last throughout the seasons.
Averill Farm (Litchfield County)
Averill Farm is a family farm, which has been operated continuously by the Averills since it was purchased in 1746 from the holdings of Chief Waramaug. For many years it was a dairy farm. Today, the 260-acre property is primarily a fruit orchard, but also produces hay and Christmas trees. Sam Averill, of the ninth generation, runs the farm with his wife Susan, son Tyson (10th generation!), and several full and part-time employees. The apples and pears are grown in the 30 acre orchard and are sold both as picked fruit and pick-your-own (PYO). Some 100+ varieties are grown, about 20 of which are available for customers to pick. Early apples come at the end of July or beginning of August and are sold at farmers markets. The PYO season begins mid August, when the orchard stand opens, and stays open seven days a week, 9:30am to 5:30pm, or dusk (after the time change), until Thanksgiving. We sell our own cider, apple cider donuts, cut flowers, and homemade the old-fashioned way, jams and jellies. We also sell locally-sourced pies, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums, maple syrup, honey, cheddar cheese, garlic, potatoes, some tomatoes, and gifts. After Thanksgiving, we sell fruit, cider, and Christmas trees from our homestead until the Christmas Tree season ends on December 24. After that, any remaining apples are sold from cold storage.
Bantam Bread (Bantam)
The Bantam Bread Co. is dedicated to producing the best artisans breads and rustic pastries made with the finest ingredients that we can buy. That is our mission and we are sticking to it! From scratch; by hand; all natural.
Christie Caters – Farm-To-Truck (Throughout Litchfield County)
Christie Caters Farm to Truck features two chefs that are passionate about providing the community with food that is both nourishing and delicious. We believe that what you put into your body matters, which is why our focus is on food that is fresh, local, sustainable and gourmet. No matter what your tastes or needs require, our seasonal menu is always changing and you’re sure to find a dish to enjoy.
G.W. Tavern (Washington Depot)
We are proud to offer the finest fresh products combined with the experience of our skilled kitchen and wait staff to provide you with a wonderful dining experience. Our food is a rich blend of the traditional & the contemporary.
Get Back, Inc. (Oakville)
Get Back, Inc. opened its doors in 2000 with its unique brand of Vintage American Industrial Furnishings. Since then, Tim Byrne, owner-designer, built the company into the leader in this style of furnishings. Whether it’s a restored vintage piece or a unique design by “Tim Byrne”, Get Back, Inc. has drawn the attention of architects, designers and decorators worldwide. Located in an old mill in Connecticut, Get Back, Inc. occupies 40,000 s.f. which contains; a 5,000 s.f. showroom, workshops, offices and warehouse and can also be found at 1stdibs@NYDC in New York. Tim Byrne has been commissioned to build unique one of a kind pieces for various projects around the world and is also available to discuss projects from Dept 87, which designs and builds store displays and fixtures.
Hickory Stick Bookshop (Washington Depot)
Washington Depot’s independent bookshop for over 60 years! The Hickory Stick Bookshop has a great selection of books, music, calendars, greeting cards, book accessories and gift items. Stop in and experience book and gift shopping as it was meant to be – in-person, not on a screen!
Hopkins Vineyard (New Preston)
In 1979, Bill and Judith Hopkins transformed their dairy farm into a vineyard, one of the first in what has become a thriving Connecticut industry. Since then, it has consistently produced award-winning whites, reds and sparkling wines. Hopkins Vineyard grows 11 varieties of grapes in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug.
Lime Rock Park Catering (Lakeville)
Lime Rock Catering is an in-house, full service catering department. We serve Lime Rock’s chalets, café concessions, race team crews and their guests, the Midway and corporate-sponsored special events.
Litchfield Bancorp (Throughout Litchfield County)
From our humble beginnings as the Litchfield Savings Society to today’s multi-branch Litchfield Bancorp and our affiliation with the Connecticut Mutual Holding Company – our bank has deep roots in the communities that we serve.
Litchfield Distillery (Litchfield)
Nestled in the hills of northwest Connecticut, the Litchfield Distillery is Connecticut’s newest micro-distillery. Our Batchers’ series includes three handcrafted, premium spirits: Batchers’ Bourbon Whiskey, Batchers’ Double Barreled Bourbon Whiskey, and Batchers’ Gin. Our mission is to produce exceptionally distilled spirits handcrafted from the highest quality, regionally harvested grains.
Litchfield Hills Kitchen and Bath (New Preston)
The premier kitchen, bath, and home remodeling firm in New Preston, West Hartford, Litchfield County and the surrounding area. Your goal when remodeling is to enhance your home's grace, charm, and beauty. We do this through our innovative, classic designs that are brought to life by our team of master designers and craftsmen.
Maple Bank Farm (Roxbury)
Maple Bank Farm is one of the oldest family-run farms in the United States. It has been in the Hurlbut family since its formation in the late 1700’s. Cathy and Howie Bronson have been operating Maple Bank Farm since 1980. Both farmers have a strong background in agriculture. Howie grew up in Washington, CT on his father’s dairy farm. This solid foundation grew as he studied agriculture at the University of New Hampshire. Howie’s love of the land spread from dairy to include fruit and vegetable farming. Cathy grew up on Maple Bank Farm, learning with a hands-on approach.
Michael Caporizzo – William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty (Washington Depot)
I moved from Fairfield County after being drawn in by the sense of community I found in the northeast region of Connecticut. As a real estate agent I am looking to connect with those looking for a weekend getaway, as well as those in search of their forever home. There is something beautiful about living in an area where the lifestyle is a blend of intellect and conservation, and this is what I hope to share with my clients and future neighbors.
Natural Marketplace (New Milford)
Natural Marketplace has all your health, dietary, and holistic needs covered! Located on Bank St. in downtown New Milford, we carry a wide selection of vitamins, beauty and personal care items, organic and all-natural foods, bulk foods, spices, and more! Have a question? Come in and let one of our knowledgeable staff members help you out. We also can special order hard-to-find and specialty items. Come in and see us!
New Morning (Woodbury)
New Morning Market is NOT just a health food store. We are home to the largest organic 100% Non-GMO Produce Department, as well as a Humanely Raised Only Full Service Meat Department. Our Wellness Department boasts the highest quality supplements and Health and Beauty products and experts on hand to help you sort it out.
New Preston Kitchen Goods (New Preston)
With great cookbooks, and all-star brands like Alessi, All-Clad, iittala, and Simon Pearce, New Preston Kitchen Goods will have you armed and ready from stovetop to table. Need foie gras? Truffle oils from Italy? Gourmet coffees and teas? New Preston Kitchen Goods has them all. If you can’t find it here, you probably don’t need it in your kitchen.
Nine Main (New Preston)
Open since 2002, we are a bakery and specialty sandwich shop located in the heart of New Preston in northwest Connecticut. We use only the freshest ingredients and whenever possible source from local farms. We offer delicious sandwiches, salads, homemade bakery items, a coffee bar and more!
Savor Fine Foods (Thomaston)
Savor Fine Foods is a micro-bakery specializing in unique hand-made short bread cookies. We took the humble shortbread cookie, mixed it with some surprising ingredient combinations and created a line of cookies that are sweet, savory, and spicy! Based in Connecticut, our vision of the company is to build a community and audience that appreciates non-traditional flavors and understands the pleasure of food. We offer a variety of flavors that are extraordinary and we make them with care and love.
Simpson & Vail (Brookfield)
Simpson & Vail Inc., one of the oldest tea companies in the USA, is a family owned business dedicated to offering quality teas from around the world. We have over 350 teas (black, green, oolong, decaf, flavored, flowering, white, and blends) from China, India, Japan, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nepal, Indonesia, and Taiwan. All of our teas are gluten free.
St. Francis Winery and Vineyards (California - Available by Delivery)
St. Francis is a Certified Sustainable, family-owned Winery, and we have worked throughout our history to preserve Sonoma County’s natural resources. The state-of-the art Winery we built in 1999 includes a 457-kilowatt solar energy system, and we have been recognized for our work to conserve nearby creeks and waterways. Preserving Sonoma County for future generations is very much a part of who we are, what we do, and how we run our business.
Stuart Family Farms (Bridgewater)
Stuart Family Farm is a diversified livestock farm specializing in 100% grass fed beef, pastured pork, and pastured poultry. We are certified Animal Welfare Approved and certified 100% Grass Fed. We operate a year-round farm store that is open Sat 10-4 and Sun 12-4.
Thomaston Savings Bank (Throughout Connecticut)
Since 1874, Thomaston Savings Bank in Connecticut has helped support the goals, dreams, and future of our customers by providing financial services of the highest quality and value.
Toplands Farm (Roxbury)
Toplands Farm is located on ~650 acres in Roxbury, CT. Historically a dairy, the farm transitioned largely into hay production in the mid-90s while also raising beef, pork, and eggs for friends and family. In addition to our expanded beef herd, the farm is home to a collection of farm “pets” including donkeys, cows, goats, chickens, and occasional visitors from other farms. Toplands Farm is also home to Double D Living History Farm which maintains the largest collection of restored antique tractors and farm equipment in the Northeast.
Valley Spirit (Washington Depot)
Valley Spirit Cooperative is the shared studio space of three unique businesses with a common goal: to contribute to community by offering services, teachings, and products that support healing and growth, while enhancing awareness, communication, good health, peace and consciousness.