Farm Tours & Harvest Celebration

Sunday, September 9, 6 AM – 4 PM

FARM TOURS

Verrill Farm

11 Wheeler Road, Nine Acre Corner.

 

Pick Your Own Corn at 6 am. Meet at our farm stand at—yes, 6 am! Tour will leave stand promptly at 6.

 

Join Steve Verrill and crew in our fields for a hands-on corn-picking experience. Verrill Farm, a family-owned business since 1918, grows a variety of vegetables and flowers on land that has been under cultivation for more than 300 years and is now permanently protected farmland.

 

Farm stand open 9 am—7 pm.

 

Barrett’s Mill Farm

449 Barrett’s Mill Road

 

Tour of the fields and new greenhouse at 10AM. Meet farmer Lise Holdorf just outside the farm stand.

 

Ever see a line-up of farm equipment and wonder what it is used for? Farmer Lise will be your guide as you check out the tractors and implements that help get everything done on the farm!

 

Barrett’s Mill Farm is a certified organic vegetable farm with a farm stand and CSA, in its fifth year of operation on 15 acres of Town-owned land.

 

 

Hutchins Farm

754 Monument Street

Walking tour at 1 pm.

 

Meet Farm Manager Brian Cramer at the farm stand. See what’s growing at a large commercial organic farm, under cultivation since 1775. Organic since 1973, Hutchins grows over 35 acres of vegetables, about an acre of small fruit, and 10 acres of apples. Tour will highlight growing and marketing practices and will feature Q&A with Brian about issues of interest.

 

Farm stand open 11 am—6 pm.

 

 

Marshall Farms
171 Harrington Avenue, West Concord.

 

Tour of the fields and visit with the goats and chickens at 3:30 pm. Meet Ricky Marshall at the farm stand.

 

Three generations of the Marshall family have farmed here, raising annual and perennial plants in the spring and vegetables and cut flowers in the summer and fall, along with their own eggs.

 

Farm stand open 9 am—6 pm.

These farm tours represent the range of Concord farms—varying in size, land ownership, and farm practices. Walk the fields, learn how small-scale farming and selling works, and pick up some fresh veggies, fruit, and flowers at their stands. Tours will last approximately one hour. Shoes (not sandals) recommended.

Contact Emily Wheeler, if you would like to host a tour at your farm.

Be sure to bring your Farm Passport and get a stamp at each farm you visit!

Community Harvest Celebration

at Gaining Ground

Sunday, September 9, 3–5 PM

Gather together at Gaining Ground for an afternoon Community Harvest Celebration

Listen to Twisted Pine, one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast with blue grass origins and an unbridled, contagious spirit.

Enjoy our mini farmer's market by purchasing local beer, wine, sweets, breads, flowers and pumpkins.

Participate in cider making, children's art projects and games, treasure hunt and farm tour.

Pick up a free Farm Passport from the Ag Committee table at the market and start collecting stamps at participating farms for the 2 weeks beginning Sunday, September 9. There will a drawing at Stone Soup Dinner on Sunday, September 23, for 3 winners of $50 Farm Bucks from among passports with at least 6 Concord farm stamps. 

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