In My Backyard: Glorious Food Shopping In Litchfield County

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“Good fences make good neighbors”

– Mending Wall, Robert Frost


While this saying has been integrated into the lexicon of contemporary culture, no one has addressed the question that logically follows: What then do FANTASTIC fences make?

For me, the answer is just over the hill from my still-pretty-new-very-old-house in Litchfield County at Maple Bank Farm.  And they are GREAT neighbors!

One of the oldest family-run-farms in the United States, Maple Bank has maintained a delightful farmstand since the 19th century, offering organic produce, dairy, meat and fresh baked goods. And it is less than two minutes away from my house…


Thanksgiving 2013

Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2013 - Thanksgiving - Produce - 640x469I am thankful for many things.

I am thankful for my family and friends, and the opportunity to have hosted some of them this Thanksgiving.

I am grateful for my talented, smart and beautiful daughter, my good health, and our many good fortunes.

And I am grateful for my ability to see, hear, taste, touch, and experience the extraordinary things in my life.

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