A unique guidebook and local resource full of hundreds of things to find and buy, crafts to discover, factories to explore, and history to uncover––all made in Connecticut. Hundreds of the state’s top cottage industries––all places that you can shop and/or tour––are showcased. Organized by product type, categories include ceramics/pottery, clothing/accessories, furnishings/furniture, glassware, home décor, jewelry, specialty foods, toys/games, and so much more. Together, these homegrown establishments help make up the identity of the Nutmeg State and are part of the larger fabric of what is distinctively New England.
Born and educated in Connecticut, Cynthia Parzych is a writer, book publisher, editor, and professional chef. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut, in The Old Parsonage, built in 1693, where she runs her publishing company and a food business using the produce grown on her property and sourced locally to make sauces, soups, pesto, pickles, vinegars. jams, and marmalades all sold from her house and farm stand under The Old Parsonage label.