Hops

Although hops are native to Connecticut and have been used here for centuries, our fledgling hop industry is rather newly established, as our largest ...
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Hops

Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush

For many years, my only knowledge of mulberries was the nursery rhyme about children dancing around a mulberry bush. The mulberry was kind of a mythic...

The Bill Duesing Organic Living on the Earth Award

Bill Duesing, who passed away in July 2018, was the founder of The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA) and a pioneer in org...

Connecticut Grinds out the Submarine Sandwich

In 1965, 17-year-old Fred De Luca of Bridgeport opened a sandwich shop, “Pete’s Submarines.” Later, he changed the name to “Pete’s Subway” and finally...

Early Connecticut Drinks: The Quintessence of Public Spirit

For over a hundred years, into the early 1800s, Flip was the quintessential tavern drink. Its preparation gave an industrious barkeep a chance to show...

Cheese: A Way of Life

Dairy farming is not a job, it is a way of life. At work by dawn, dairy farmers must care for their animals seven days a week, maintain their twice-a-...

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