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Yankee Magazine Food Awards Winner Helps Draw Winter Farmers’ Market Crowd Ellington, CT – Part of National Trend

Posted on December 20, 2015

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   A thoroughly charming Englishman, David L. Davis, greeted visitors December 19 to a “Holiday Extravaganza!” Winter Farmers’ Market in Ellington, Connecticut. Wearing a colorfully designed bow tie and red apron, Davis, owner of Hillhome Country Products, stood beneath a large, beautifully adorned wreath hung on a wooden frame, spooning out samples of preserves he makes and which are known to be so good that he was named a Yankee Magazine Food Awards 2015 Winner.                            “Yes, I make them myself,” said Davis.   Displayed and for sale along with bigger jars were appealing gift bags of miniature selections.   “With perfect bows tied by my…

Off the Beaten Path – Cold Spring Farm in Colchester, Connecticut

Posted on October 16, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Perched on a bend atop Town Road in Colchester, Connecticut is Cold Spring Farm. It is no surprise that this spot which peers towards East Haddam has a pretty view. Nestled in the countryside, the farm has a quaint atmosphere.   Inside a petite cottage, a row of short scarecrows on sticks stand guard by the front window near a ledger where customer purchases are recorded.       Pumpkins which currently take center stage at this small farm stand, sit side by side on wooden shelves in front of a typically New England style stone wall. The price is jotted on each pumpkin. There are also miniature gourds from which to choose.      …