Connecticut Shade Barn
Tobacco Leaf Drying Process
Taken in November 2017
Tobacco farming in the Connecticut Valley has a long history. When the first settlers came to the valley in the 1630s, tobacco was already being grown by the native population. Windsor, Connecticut is the epicenter for the tobacco industry in Connecticut.
Connecticut shade tobacco is a tobacco grown under shade in the Connecticut River valley of the U.S. states of Connecticut, and is used primarily for binder and wrapper for premium cigars.