It turns out that tobacco farming in Granby is successful: During the month of August, a third tobacco barn was added to the Coward Farm on North Granby Road (formerly Dr. Davis’s cow farm). The above photo was taken during its construction. The lush greenery you see in the foreground of the picture is not the tobacco—that is planted on the back acreage of the property—but rather the pumpkins, for which the farm is also famous. If you’d like to know more about the growing and processing of the tobacco leaves, stop by the farm on Sept. 18, Granby’s Open Farm Day. Teresa and John Coward will be there to show you around.
Photo by Shirley Murtha