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Channel 3 travels to Wethersfield

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Channel 3 goes to Wethersfield on Friday. (WFSB) Channel 3 goes to Wethersfield on Friday. (WFSB)

Channel 3 took 20 Towns in Twenty Days to Wethersfield on Friday.

There was a lot to see, like The Charles Hart Seed Company that has been at its Main Street location since 1894.

The company was actually founded in 1892, and it is the oldest seed company in the country that is still operated by the family that started the business.

They offer vegetable, flower and lawn seeds, plus wholesale landscaping and farming products.

"The majority of the business is in the northeast, we do have some states outside of the northeast but it's concentrated here in New England, New York and New Jersey,” said Robert Hart, who said the business is still family run by he and his brother.

There is a retail store that is open to the public where Hart family members can help with all kinds of gardening questions.

For more information on the company, click here.

On Friday, Channel 3 donated $1,000 to the Keane Foundation, which was established to to create a 9/11 Memorial Sports Center in the Wethersfield community.

The organization also received a $500 gift card from PC Richard and Son.

Channel 3 also went to a must-see establishment…the Wethersfield Pizza House on the Silas Deane Highway.

The family owned pizza and grinder shop has been running since 1982.

Maria Stocco’s mom started the business and now she and her husband make everything from scratch, including a chicken cutlet sandwich with several layers of sauce, cheese and chicken,

"It's always fresh, we filet that in house and we cook that with fresh oil, those aren't deep fried, those are pan fried, so like grandma would do it at home on a Sunday,” Stocco said.

Wethersfield Pizza House is open six days per week from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

For more information, click here.

The Silas W. Robbins House Bed & Breakfast was built in 1873, and offers service you won't find anywhere else.

The house was gutted by a fire in the 1990s and sat empty for years before the current owners bought the home in 2001.

"It was very bad, it had a fire in 1996, it had no roof for four years. So, it took us six and a half years to restore it and it was a project that only a person who was in love or crazy would do this, but we did it and we're very proud of it," said Shireen Aforismo.

The inn is open year-round and is for sale currently.

Check out the Silas W. Robbins House Bed & Breakfast here.

To see more photos from 20 Towns in Twenty Days, click here.

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