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The Tuttle Farm | 1632

Back in 1632, King Charles I gave John Tuttle a land grant to open this farm, which continues to produce corn and cheese. A 2010 NPR interview with Lucy Tuttle, the 11th generation of Tuttle to run the farm, announced she'd be putting the farm up for sale. "We have about--probably 35 to 40 employees, depending on the time of year," she says. "We have tractors that were purchased in the 1950s, and irrigation equipment that was purchased in the early '50s, and buildings that need repair and maintenance, and so on." Originally priced at $3.35 million, the Tuttle family reduced the selling price in June 2012 to $1.48 million.