Wethersfield Red: The Pride Of Oniontown

It was the pride of Wethersfield, Connecticut. Thomas Jefferson grew the Wethersfield Red Onion, also known as Red Beauty, in his gardens at Monticello.  This plump, flattened onion with the vivid purple-red skin made Wethersfield the center of the New England onion trade for more than a century. Outsiders dubbed it “Oniontown,” and it was…

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