Tobacco farm marks first here since Revolution

08/30/2014 12:17 PM |
Michael Chuisano of Orient Point said his broadleaf tobacco should be ripe for picking within the next two weeks. After the leaves are hung in a barn to dry for eight t weeks, they will be sold to a buyer for distribution. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Michael Chuisano of Orient Point said his broadleaf tobacco should be ripe for picking within the next two weeks. After the leaves are hung in a barn to dry for eight t weeks, they will be sold to a buyer for distribution. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Michael Chuisano retired at age 54 from a career as the owner of a glass business in New York City. But that doesn’t mean he’s done working.

In fact, Mr. Chuisano — now 57 — will be making waves this fall as the first Long Island farmer perhaps in centuries to harvest a crop that was once highly sought after from the island’s soil: tobacco.

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