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Because our founding fathers were gentleman farmers, too. Before Litchfield County became prime weekend-house territory for New Yorkers, it was farmland. Now a growing number of city folks are rolling up their sleeves and reclaiming Connecticut’s agricultural roots. Consider John Morosani, who worked on Wall Street until 2006, when he left behind stocks for livestock and opened Laurel Ridge Farm on his Litchfield estate. Now he sells grass-fed beef out of a converted windmill on the property. To get a feel for the area’s other small producers, visit the Saturday Litchfield Hills Farmers’ Market, in its second season.
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