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A Stand Apart

Fruits at Farm Store, Robert Treat Farm

The Woodmont Farmers’ Market in Milford, hosted by Robert Treat Farm at the edge of the town’s beachy Woodmont section, is worth the 15- or 20-minute drive from New Haven. Held 3:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday afternoons, late…

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Something in the Water

Mouth of the Mill River

New Haven: the birthplace of the hamburger and, arguably, home to the finest pizza in all of America. But for centuries it was Crassotrea Virginica—the eastern oyster, a.k.a. the Atlantic oyster—that was the pride of New…

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Across the Grain

City Bench showroom 1

Through a fallen tree’s outer bark and phloem and heartwood, a rich story of soil composition, insect life and environmental impact is told. Like a natural lithograph, a cross-section of the timber might reveal where an ambrosia…

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Bringing It Back

A secondhand wonderland is mounting a second coming in New Haven. Nifty Thrifty, an online retailer of curated vintage clothing established here in 2010, moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2012. The idea was to be closer to that area’s huge…

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Label Maker

Safety Meeting Records album covers

New Haven resident Carlos Wells decided long ago to help take music back to its vinyl roots. In 2005, inspired by the sonic clarity and heft of his analog record collection, Wells created the one-man, mostly vinyl-producing music label…

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