Local Story: Abbey of Regina Laudis

Local Story: Abbey of Regina Laudis

Bethlehem Cheese Made by the Nuns at the Abbey of Regina Laudis and Available at New Morning Market. The nuns at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, have been making cheese since the mid 1970s!  In 1977, the Abbey began making their iconic Bethlehem...
Local Story: Hidden Gem Orchard

Local Story: Hidden Gem Orchard

Hidden Gem is a “boutique” type orchard tucked away on a bucolic hillside just northwest of the historic village of South Britain in Southbury CT. We grow 23 varieties of apples (3,600 trees) on six acres. Our focus is on quality and providing consumers...
We Are Local! Walden Hill Farms

We Are Local! Walden Hill Farms

For the past 6 years, my husband, Tylan, and I have built our business, Walden Hill, relationship by relationship. In fact, one of the greatest joys of the business has been forming and maintaining these relationships. But as I’m sure you can relate, our lives got...
Local Story: Pure Love Gluten-Free Bakery

Local Story: Pure Love Gluten-Free Bakery

Customers at Pure Love Gluten-Free Bakery in Avon, CT, are greeted with a robust offering of savory and sweet baked goods. Each day the front tables are laden with English muffins (by far their best seller), pizza crust, and loaves of sliced bread—think pumpernickel,...
Local Story: Cato Corner Farm

Local Story: Cato Corner Farm

Through the age-old alchemy of cheesemaking, the mother and son team behind Cato Corner Farm transform the flavors of their Colchester, CT, pasture into delicious farmstead cheeses. In 1979, Elizabeth MacAlister purchased the plot of land that now houses a barn and...
Local Story: Sepe Farm

Local Story: Sepe Farm

On three acres of meticulously managed pasture in Sandy Hook, Pete and Carol Sepe raise 200 sheep each year. Behind their farmhouse and tidy gardens, the “mother flock” of sheep rests in the shade when not foraging for fresh grass or socializing with the Sepes. The...