the end of an era

posted August 3, 2010

The oldest continuously operating family farm in the country, Tuttle’s, is up for sale. Here’s what one blog reader, Anne Farrell, had to say about it:

A farm that was a major player during my childhood (long before I understood local produce or industrial ag) is going out of business.  I have such fond memories of shopping here – the smells, the people, the sheer variety of things I never got to see at our “regular” grocery store….  I thought some other greenhorns might find this story interesting, if a little sad. Alternatively, if a potential farmer with some serious funds is looking for land, this might be a great opportunity.
Read a NYTimes editorial on the farm here
And the property listing HERE