Four Farmer Oral Histories

Blue Slope Country Museum held an oral history activity called Stew and Stories on April 8, 2017. Four South-Eastern Connecticut farmers joined in on the conversation moderated by Carolyn Stearns with prewritten questions. The questions are included in the transcript.

Transcribed notes taken on that afternoon by Anne Staebner

Ernest Staebner - semi-retired from Blue Slope Farm (dairy) in Franklin
Oliver Manning - retired from Manning Farm (dairy) in Lebanon
Joseph LoPresti - semi-retired from loPresti’s Farm (vegetable) in Preston
Tony Harasimowitz - from Colchester
Carolyn Stearns - Moderator