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CTHistory.org Tells Tale Of Onion Farming In Westport

A recent article by cthistory.org looks back at a time when Westport's claim to fame was onion farming.
A recent article by cthistory.org looks back at a time when Westport's claim to fame was onion farming. Photo Credit: Thinkstock

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport may be known today as as a great place to live along Long Island Sound, but CTHistory.org is reminding residents of a time when it was known for something else: onion farms.

The article at CTHistory.org goes into detail about how Westport onions flooded New York City markets around the time of the Civil War and how changes in the economic climate shifted the lifestyle from agrarian onion farming into the modern-day suburb.

CTHistory.org is a project of Connecticut Humanities, whose mission is to bring together people of different viewpoints, ages and backgrounds to learn more about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the history of the Nutmeg State.

Read the full article about the history of onion farming in Westport here.

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