not only proved that spring is on everyone's minds with more than 250 votes being tallied, but also that there are plenty of great places in town to get your plants and flowers.
Country Farms took off in the polls, holding the lead for much of the week, ending with 116 votes (percent). and were neck and neck as far as votes went with Natureworks earning 44 votes and Van Wilgen's with a late rally for 88 votes. also tallied 3 votes, while had one.
With the winner based on both votes and reviews, Van Wilgen's was named this week's Readers' Choice winner, but the comments showed that those with a green thumb spread their love to the different businesses in town. Here's a sampling:
had great things to say about DeFrancesco Farm including, "...They are very friendly and have great fruits and veggies in the summer. We are so lucky to have them in our town!"
loves Natureworks because "...hey have plants you don't see at other places and they have classes and events! If you have questions they answer them. They're friendly and I enjoy going there!..."
loves that Van Wilgen's categorizes their flowers and plants because "...It makes it so much easier to find what I am looking for. In addtion, a trip to their greenhouse in the middle of winter makes the winter blues disappear - at least for a while!"
Natureworks holds a five-star rating with glowing reviews. says, "...It is worth the drive from anywhere!" and adds, "Fantastic selection of perennials ,shrubs,small trees, ground covers and vegetables and fruit plants...The most knowledgeable garden center in regard to organic practices."
While this week's poll may be closed, you can still in our Patch Places directory at any time. Want to know what local businesses have earned already spot in the North Branford Readers’ Choice hall of fame? Check out past winners now.