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Old 02-24-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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Visited New Britain for the first time today, specifically a Polish bakery in New Britain. Looked meh from the outside, but it was Quite good! For such a small state, it's easy to get caught up in our even smaller local bubbles. I urge everyone to pop yours every now and again, go for a ride, and discover something new. I was reminded today that this is a pretty cool place to live...
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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It must've been Broad Street. That's the Polish part of the city by far. Here in the south end? Meh...not so much.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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We discovered a roadside produce stand somewhat the same way as the OP one day. We were going to a company picnic at Holiday Hill and decided to go Hartford Turnpike to Upper State, instead of State to Upper State. I opened the car door and a bunch of puppies wobbled over to greet me. I think I remember that they were miniature dobermans. The stand was the front space of a small organic vegetable farm behind the house.

I figured I'd give myself a treat, because my husband doesn't seem like the type to know an organic tomato from a GMO hothouse tomato, and I picked up a couple of gorgeous beefsteaks, a perfect french shallot, a couple of potatoes, and I think I grabbed some peaches too. Turns out, hubby loved the tomatoes on his sandwich and I've almost spoiled him against supermarket crap. Thankfully, he acknowledges that we won't be getting locally grown organic tomatoes until harvest season, and he puts up with the supermarket crap.

The guy at the stand was very personable, an aging hippie from the looks of him, sweet and sincerely interested in what his customers were going to do with the produce he grew for them (cooking ideas, recipes, etc. etc.).

There's something about Connecticut roadside produce stands in general that really make me love this state. They are the "heart" of New England, to me.
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