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TOWN'S LARGEST FARM GRANTED TAX BREAK ; EXEMPTION OK'D FOR ROGERS' ORCHARDS
[2 WEST CENTRAL EDITION]
Hartford Courant - Hartford, Conn.
Subjects: United States; Agriculture industry; Taxation
Author: Byron, Ken||||||Courant Staff Writer
Date: Jun 14, 2006
Start Page: B.3
Section: CONNECTICUT
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Rogers' Orchards is Southington's oldest and largest farm, and it owns about 250 acres in town, where it grows apples, peaches and pears. The farm was started in 1809 and has been run continuously by members of the [John Rogers] family.

"I wanted to send the message that we consider Rogers' Orchards to be an asset," [John Barry] said. "If ever Rogers' should sell out to a developer, that would be a really unfortunate situation. The orchards help create the rural character of that part of town and are a great asset to Southington."

Rogers' Orchards owns two parcels, one on Long Bottom Road near the New Britain city line and another on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike near Wolcott.

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