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Women’s Work: From Farm – And Sea – To Table

A view of the docks in Stonington, Conn. Women are increasingly shaping the food landscape in the area – as farmers, fisherwomen and food educators. Photo by Cassandra Basler for WSHU

A view of the docks in Stonington, Conn. Women are increasingly shaping the food landscape in the area – as farmers, fisherwomen and food educators. Photo by Cassandra Basler for WSHU

Business in one historic town in eastern Connecticut has always revolved around the ocean. Now, a 250-year-old farm in the area wants to diversify the food economy in more ways than one. It’s become a hub to learn about what we eat and value: the men – and women – who produce our food.

Spinach, broccoli and herbs line a greenhouse at Stone Acres Farm in the seaside community of Stonington. Amee Hussey shakes aphids off a leaf of organic spinach before she gives it a taste.

“Delicious!” she says.

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