Annual Concord Farm & Garden Fair
September 10th and 11th
This weekend is the Concord Farm and Garden Fair! The weekend kicks off Saturday with the 11th annual “Ag” Day farmers’ market in downtown Concord. Hutchins Farm will be represented, along with about ten additional Concord farms and a variety of local organizations that promote agriculture. Ag Day will run from 10 AM to 2 PM on Main St., which will be closed from the roundabout to Walden St. Because of the Ag Day market we will not be attending our usual Saturday market at Union Square, Somerville. Our apologies to our Somerville customers! The Farm and Garden Fair continues with garden tours on Saturday afternoon-get information online ( http://concordfood.ning.com/) or at the Garden Club table at Ag Day.
Then on Sunday, a number of Concord farms will be hosting farm tours – Hutchins will be hosting one tour at 9:30am. No signups are necessary, just show up at the farmstand parking lot before the tour begins. Tours require walking on rough (dusty) farm roads and may include encounters with unfriendly weeds and stinging insects-good footwear is suggested, and folks with allergies to bees or wasps should take appropriate precautions. We hope to see you soon!
Volunteer Day September 17th
And since our last volunteer day was such a hit, we’re doing it again! Come help us harvest more potatoes Saturday Sept 17th, 9:30am – 1pm! If you would like to volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org – if there is limited interest we may have to cancel the event, so if you’re keen, please make sure to RSVP. If you have to leave early that’s ok, however it is important that you can be there on time for the instructions and explanation of our harvest systems at 9:30am. Digging potatoes may not seem that complicated, but organization is key!
We will be meeting in the potato field – further directions and parking will be provided to our intrepid volunteers after RSVPing. Once we have assembled, Asst. Farm Manager Dan will tell you a little bit about potatoes, how we grow them, the varieties we grow, and how we’ll be harvesting them, and then we’ll get to it!
Make sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes or boots. Gloves are recommended. Water bottles are always a good idea. Because we live in such a litigious society, all volunteers will be required to sign a liability waiver. Children 10 and over are welcome as long as they are accompanied by their parents. So if you would like to spend a little time outside helping us out, please RSVP! We will be very thankful for the hand.
We hope to see you soon, either at Ag Day, at the farmstand, or in the potato field!
-The Hutchins Farm Team