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March 4, 2009

On the Bright Side: Area farm featured on Good Morning America

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"Eco-tourism and sustainable agriculture are exactly what people want their children to be exposed to," she said. "They want their kids to keep in touch with where their food comes from.

"One businesses success can be shared by so many others," Cullen added. "It's a wonderful thing when you get to share, and if people are coming here and staying at the farm, there are so many really cool family-friendly things to do in this area."

Babcock said she and her husband, Bryan, bought the farm about six years ago when her husband was going to New York University to earn his doctorate. They moved in full time a year and a half ago, and the bed-and-breakfast evolved.

"We realized we had something really special and we like people," she said.

During a stay at the farm, guests can help feed and care for the animals, pick organic berries, work in the vegetable garden and enjoy staying in an addition that opened in fall 2007.

"People seem to be looking to recapture a simpler time," Babcock said. "Children have freedom to roam, gather eggs, touch the animals and at night, everyone gathers in the kitchen while I bake cakes and pies.

"We get to meet people from all walks of life that we never would have had an opportunity to meet," she said.

The bed-and-breakfast is at 4132 E. Handsome Brook Farm Road in Franklin.

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