02/19/15 12:00pm
02/19/2015 12:00 PM
Cutchogue farmer Hallock Tuthill binding wheat in a circa-1940 photograph. (Courtesy photo)

Cutchogue farmer Hallock Tuthill binding wheat in a circa-1940 photograph. (Courtesy photo)

In a 1940 photograph, a young farmer by the name of Hallock Tuthill sits atop a tractor under the summer sun, plowing field of wheat on a machine powered by just three massive farm horses.

“Sitting on his rig, Hallock Tuthill is such a cool dude; he could easily pass for one of today’s young Slow Food farm interns, with his shades, his shorts and his porkpie hat,” Louisa Hargrave wrote in her biweekly column, “The Oeno Files,” for the May 15, 2014, edition of The Suffolk Times. “Come to think of it, he was a Slow Food farmer, literally!” (more…)