Here at Simpson & Vail, our mission is to uphold the highest standards in quality, service and value, in order to best serve you, our faithful customers.
We are dedicated to bringing the finest quality products, at the fairest prices. Our philosophy is to supply, inform and satisfy you with the best and most health conscious products available.
Nestled in the hills of north-western Connecticut, you'll find a quaint shop unlike any other. The Kent Coffee and Chocolate Company has been a "must visit" destination since we opened our doors on July 4, 1991. For the past 16 years, we have been serving freshly roasted coffees, fine teas and a variety of specialty chocolates and hand-dipped truffles.
In 1970, John Harney and a partner bought a tea company from an old tea man, Stanley Mason. Over the next several years, Stanley taught John the art of fine tea. He taught him that loose tea leaves make the best cup; and instilled in him the idea that if you had to produce tea bags, make them the best. So, Harney & Sons tea bags have larger leaves and more of them than the competition.
John formed his own company in 1983 and proceeded to give the staid tea industry a shaking. His concept: sell great tea at a price that would make it an everyday luxury. Slowly but surely, great hotels such as the Ritz Carlton and gourmet shops like Williams Sonoma discovered his teas.
We are a family business that has been importing quality foods from all over Europe for 37 years. Dutch nationals, we will gladly take your order in Dutch or English!
Nodine’s Smokehouse Inc. was started back in 1969 as a small custom smokehouse in Goshen,Connecticut. While under federal inspection , we were able to develop a wholesale market in New York City. Nodine’s is now featured in some of New York’s finest establishments, such as Citarella, Dean and Deluca and Fairway Markets.