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Sal Gilbertie’s Greenery

For 90 years, Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens has served Westport well.

But recently, a newer, bigger store has muscled in on its terrain.

Holiday sales were a bit slow this year. But Sal Gilbertie’s support of community organizations — like Wakeman Town Farm — never wavered.

How great, then, that yesterday’s Christmas tree and greenery sale was such a success.

It was so successful, in fact, that Sal had to make a special trip in mid-afternoon to deliver more trees.

The hot chocolate, cookies, fire pit and tree-lighting ceremony at WTF added even more to the local flavor.

Sal Gilbertie with some greenery.