Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Greetings from Trumansburg, NY

Above, a view looking east on Main Street in earlier times.
Most of these buildings remain but the streets are now paved.

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A 9-minute walk gets me to Sweetland Farm, our CSA.
Sunflowers line the stretch of highway next to the farm,
leading out of town on the north side.
Below, Silver Dan resides in the front window of the Historical Society museum,
on a side street and a 10-minute walk from my house.

McLallen House Bed and Breakfast is one of several in and around the village.
This is a 4-minute walk from Strowbridge Street.
The owner is also the coordinator of the village Farmer's Market.
Taughannock Falls, 3.5 miles due east,
our first stop to take out of town guests on a scenic driving or walking tour.
The lower falls at Taughannock Falls State Park in autumn.
From here the walk to the base of the falls is an easy, flat one,
about half an hour's amble round trip
deep in the bottom of the gorge.
Trumansburg Liquor Store on Main Street.gimme! coffee
Locally created artisan coffee from beans hand selected in South America and Africa
from small, local growers
and roasted on a farm outside of town.
gimme! A "no-nonsense" coffee and expresso bar.
One Green Horse used book store on Main.
Hazelnut Kitchen on Main. Sumptuous dinners.
Sundrees featuring 'a variety of goods.'

Our go-to shop for gifts is Sundrees, owned and run by a woman with her own 20-year cottage industry creating fantastic handbags and shoulder bags made of sturdy, durable and rugged tapestry fabrics.

It's a quirky, eclectic, vintage-style, kitschy and free-form mix of highly creative and imaginative items. “A quaint shop for a quaint town,” as one visitor is quoted as reporting.

Shops along West Main Street:
Tim's Barber Shop, where an old fashioned hair cut is always available.
Life's So Sweet Chocolates, making their own dark and milk chocolates.
The Pourhouse, pouring libations, serving good pub food with a twist
and offering live, local, acoustic music.
Marshall's Laundromat. In earlier days Silver Dan presided over the street from the second story, middle window, when it was a carriage shop.
The Collection, antiques.
The Rongovian Embassy, world-famous bar with music and serving dinner.
NY Pizzeria, thin, crispy crust with creative toppings.
Sundrees, 'a variety of goods.'
Word of Mouth Catering

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