February 4th – Well this is a new perspective on the orchard….
February 12th – The van’s getting taller… Ready for more this weekend?!
January 8th – Time to start thinking about 2015 farmers’ markets… The Central Square annual farmers meeting is today- nice to see all our fellow farmers looking a little more rested than usual!
January 28th – Well, we got some snow… Time to dig out! Hope everyone is safe and warm!
December 15th – Self Serve is winding down
December 27th – Happy winter solstice everyone! Shortest day of the year is tomorrow
November 2nd: It’s starting to snow?! Last day of the farmstand this season.
November 3rd: Pictured above is some of the fall crew, a heartfelt thank you to all of our spring, summer and fall crews: Sarah, Colin, Ronnie, Conor, Abby, Ellen, Katie, Danielle, Cassandra, Phil, Ramon, Ryan, Patrick, Sam A., Sam N., Caroline, Matt, Kira, Kaitlyn, Ben, Allison, Sophie, Paul, Dan, Hunter, Justin, Ainara, Ariel, Josh, Hannah, Mayn, and probably a few others I am forgetting!!
November 8th: setting up at the Union Square Farmers Market
November 10th: setting up at the Central Square Farmers’ Market
November 14th: We might have a dusting of slush out here, but we’re still harvesting lettuce, spinach, and kale!
November 17th: Wet raw day down at the Central Square Farmers Market ! Come on out and say hi! (And maybe bring hot coffee…)
November 22nd: Last Union Square Farmers Market of the season! We’ve still got lettuce!
November 24th: Rainy and warm down in Cambridge for the last Central Square Farmers Market of the season
For those of you driving out to the farm today – you might notice the Hartney Greymont arborists pruning our beautiful iconic oak down in the field- thanks guys!
October 1st, Chili peppers for a chilly day
October 4th, Popcorn picking time!
October 8th, It might be October, but shockingly we’re still picking cherry tomatoes!
October 14th, Feels like spring today! The spinach agrees…
October 18th, Bliss and Sunday Sweet Squashes
October 21st, Closing date it near (and farming puns are still with us…)
October 23rd, rain and wind
October 28th, Halloween is approaching and we’ve got jack-o-lanterns!
October 28th, Frank the over-sized rutabaga.
October 30th – it’s the last Belmont Farmers Market of the season!
October 31st – Happy Halloween! Don’t be afraid driving down monument street tonight- the crew was just having a bit of holiday fun
Last week Hutchins Farm lost a great friend, and Concord lost a great farmer. Joe Palumbo and his 95 years of wisdom, humor, and generosity will be missed. Joe and his brother Frank ran Palumbo Farms on Lexington Road for decades; well know wholesale growers of so many different crops including celery, carrots, and in their final years the finest sweet corn. The Palumbo brothers were our mentors as we started farming in the early 70’s. When Hutchins Farm was just taking root, Joe and Frank were our farm neighbors; they rented the 35 acres next door. At first skeptical of what these two boys on the other side of the fence were up to with their organic methods, the Palumbos became our friends and helped us in so many ways to become better farmers. Their good and kind advice was always welcome. When the Palumbos retired, Hutchins Farm was fortunate to be chosen by the town to assume Frank and Joe’s lease of the Peter Spring field off Bedford road, and we have benefited so much from their fine stewardship of those acres. We also bought their vintage carrot washing equipment; every time we wash a carrot batch (and boy do we do that a lot!) we think of Joe and Frank. In his later years Joe stopped in often to check on the latest crop, marvel at the newest machine, and generally make everyone laugh heartily. A kind, gentle and generous man, a great friend, a great farmer – we’ll miss you Joe, you gave us so much, thank you.
September 3rd, lots of tomatoes
September 16th, Winter Squash time!
September 19th, Sweet Potato Harvest
September 25th, oh the pumpkins
September 27th, Morning harvest