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Tobacco farm marks first here since Revolution

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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