Brooklyn Woman Defiantly Grows Own Tobacco
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Tobacco farm in Brooklyn? It’s more of a personal crop as one woman gave up big tobacco or little tobacco.
WCBS 880 Reporter Sean Adams in Brooklyn with the tobacco grower.
“I decided I wouldn’t be victimized by people who were trying to coerce my behavior,” said Silk.
When the leaves are droopy and long she cuts, washes, dries, shreds and rolls them.
Her yield? Two crops, 45 cartons and savings of $5,000.
“It is a political message. It is time to say – well, the only way to get satisfaction here is to defy you. If this inspires, that’s the message,” said Silk.
She fears the next smoking ban will target the home.