Come to the Concord Agriculture Committee's annual Spring Forum, where you'll hear a presentation by Brandeis professor Brian Donahue touching on the history of farming in Concord. Brian Donahue is the author of several works on New England farming, including The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord (2004). He was also a part of the team that compiled A New England Food Vision: Healthy Food for All, Sustainable Farming and Fishing, Thriving Communities (2014). You'll also have a chance to meet some of your present-day Concord farmers. Light refreshments will be provided.
Stop by the farm one last time before winter sets in to stock up on carrots, squash, cabbage, leeks and more! In addition to storage crops, we'll have some fresh kale and lettuce harvested from the fields. See the blog for a more complete list of crops. Cash or check will be accepted, and we'll be in the store so that we can give change. Looking forward to seeing you on the farm! Please note that due to the predicted snow, we have moved our open hours earlier to 8am-noon.
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! Meet in front of the farm stand at 10am. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes.
For more information about other tours that are part of the Farm and Garden Fair weekend activities, visit the Concord Carlisle Food Collaborative website!
We'll have a stall set up selling our vegetables this Saturday at the annual Ag Day Farmers' Market in Concord Center. All of the farms at the market are from Concord and selling only products grown and raised in Concord! It's truly exciting to see all the food that this town can produce! There will also be music, kid's crafts, and ice cream from Reasons to be Cheerful!
The 2017 CSA is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. Remember to bring your CSA bag and to leave time for picking as we hope that the first pick-your-own crops will be ready! If you are new and missed the Saturday orientation, our shopkeeper will be happy to bring you up to speed!
Stop by the farm stand for 10-15 minutes to meet your farmers and talk with us about how the 2017 CSA works! New and returning members are welcome. All members will receive a copy of the updated 2017 CSA Guide and a bonus veggie! New members will also receive their CSA bag.
There may still be a chill in the air, but it will definitely be springtime in the greenhouse! Celebrate the end of a long winter by stopping by the farm to check out the young seedlings, chat with farmers Melissa and Lise, and seed a plant to take home. You'll also get the chance to tour our brand new greenhouse that we built during the 2016 season! Refreshments (including micro greens for taste testing) will be available, and we will raffle off a 2-week trial membership to the CSA.
Join us for the Concord Agriculture Committee's annual Spring Forum at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center. This year's topic is "Why I became a farmer: Concord farmers tell their stories." We'll be there along with panel of other local growers! Refreshments will be provided.