Perseverance Paying Off At Mack-Twine Farms In Torrington

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Two former employees of Walnut Hill Nursery on Richard Road in Torrington decided to open their own greenhouse in 2001.

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Mary Ellen

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May 21, 2008
 
I was very happy to hear of Mack-Twine even though I live in Goshen. I work in Torrington so I can go by (buy) after work. My Mom and I spent a lot of time finding great flowers and plants at Walnut Hill Greenhouse in the past. My Mom always called it Richard's Greenhouse. I miss them so I'm hoping Mack-Twine will fill that void. thanks for the info!
FatSean

Southold, NY

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May 22, 2008
 
I'm glad their business is doing well. In this economy, my family no longer buys expensive green-house grown plants. We make due with seeds. With fuel and food increasing in price, we can either maintain my life style or maintain my savings. We're electing to keep saving and to tighten the belts.

Good luck tho! The area seems to be full of plenty of people with funds to spend on flower.
MH2KE

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Apr 17, 2009
 
Walnut Hill is gone, but Mack & Twine is back for the 2009 season at their original location on the east side of Torrington. They have plants there that you can't find anywhere else and it's worth paying a little extra for the quality you get. It's like buying a dog from a breeder rather than a puppy mill. I love their vegetables and my wife loves the mix and match annual and perennial starter plugs.
Pat West Hartland CT

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Apr 26, 2009
 

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I've loved going to Mack & Twine since they opened and am glad to see the expansions they've been able to make in their business - that is, until today. On entering the main greenhouse this morning, I see a sign at the beginning of the row with a picture of Obama, and the phrase "Obama says eat your veggies." I looked up and saw similar signs posted on about every other row. That's it for me. I'm done with Mack & Twine. If I can't go into a greenhouse to enjoy my hobby without having politics forced down my throat, I'm through patronizing that business. I'll spend my money elsewhere.
Adman

Middlebury, CT

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Dec 30, 2009
 
Pat-

You're overreacting. Those signs were a spoof of the government's "stimulus package" to promote Mack & Twine's vegetable plants. They had nothing to do with forcing politics down your throat. Most people got a big kick out of it...sorry you missed the joke.

“Traditions in moderation.”

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Feb 23, 2010
 
Man, all the angst about Obama. Maybe he needs to start a few wars and fan the flames of fear like the last guy.

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