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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Our Mushroom Consulting in Connecticut, While Staying at the Spa at Norwich Inn

In my two previous posts, you can find links below this one, I've shown photos of both of us taken at The Spa of Norwich Inn where we resided while doing our consulting work.
This was in April of 1997, one of several times we came to Franklin for consulting work at Franklin Farms, Connecticut.
My sweatshirt shows their logo.
Yep, that's where we ended up several times with our rental car, arriving from Hartford, CT airport.
Franklin Organic Mushroom Farm, just off Route 32 in Franklin, CT.
Yes, this was a tray farm, using wooden trays that got stacked up.
Sadly they faced a fierce business competition against the newly built Mohegan Sun's Casino of the Earth.
Working there, in a more pleasant environment, drained most of their pool of employees...
So, sadly they had to close this farm and the property got sold.
Fond memories of that period.
We did enjoy dining with our boss and his wife at the Mohegan Sun's and other locations.
Also we both flew in on a Saturday, as the 'Saturday stay' made it a lot cheaper for the company, for two tickets at a discounted rate.
Sunday was for us to explore the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, New York.

Good for our readers to see a different mushroom growing system!

Thanks for your visit and comment.


Related link:
Pieter's Favorite Lambskin Leather Jacket Made New Again... | previous post with photo at the Spa
Sister Diny's Rabbit LOVED my Saddlebag from The Bridge Italy | previous post with photo at the Spa

26 comments:

  1. So many mushrooms arround you, dearest Mariette :O)
    Have a lovely week,
    Love and nugs, Claudia xo

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  2. Liebe Mariette,

    herzlichen Dank für deinen schönen Post.

    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Auch dir herzlichen Dank um hier vorbei zu schauen.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  3. Hello Mariette, I really miss Connecticut, and am glad that you and Pieter got a chance to work there. I can only imagine the developments that replaced that beautiful farm. If I move back to the U.S., I would seriously consider Connecticut. Milder winters and incredible scenery and old buildings!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      We always enjoyed our trip going there, a beautiful state and also working there.
      The scenery is indeed incredible and their cities have some architectural gems!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Hello dear Mariette!
    So sad they had to close the farm.Thank you for showing us a different mushroom growing system .
    Have a lovely day! Stay safe!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Yes, it was very sad indeed but who can compete against something like that?!
      This was indeed another way of growing them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. That looks like a nice rural area. Great photos of you in the farm :-)

    Have a great day, Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Connecticut is a lovely state and indeed quite rural.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Agnieszka,
      Yes, our memories are very fond ones!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Es una pena, que tengan que cerrarse negocios como este. La competencia es grande y gana siempre el más fuerte.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Esto no fue realmente ninguna comparación en el ambiente de trabajo como un casino ofrece un ambiente limpio y un buen salario. Triste de hecho, ya que era una granja de setas bien de trabajo.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Haha, these that you see on the beds are but medium sized, by far not huge... Great quality though!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yes, there were many and of good quality too.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. It's always sad when factories close. Thanks for another glimpse into your life.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      It is very sad when such labor intensive businesses close. Although it was not a factory but a production facility for mushrooms from making the substrate to shipping out.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Part Of The Deal - Thanx For Sharing The Memories - Enjoy The Rest Of The Week

    Cheers

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    1. Dear Travis,
      Competing with other 'industries' can be hard at times!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. I can imagine this like so many other businesses is very competitive Mariette, it is sometimes hard to survive the competition. You are lucky to have such lovely memories 💜

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      All over the world, the competition is always fierce and often not on an even level.
      Yes, we both have precious memories from many years of working all over the world.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Regine,
      Yes, they will remain forever as beautiful memories for both of us!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Mariette...

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