Next Weekend: Concord Ag Day

Maybe we have finally turned the corner and left the intense summer heat behind us? It feels like September is truly in the air, and this time of year reflects the best that New England has to offer: our crop variety and abundance are on the increase and the gamut of summer and fall produce is on display in all its glory. While high summer crops like tomatoes and melons are fading, the late summer/early fall veggies like winter squash, potatoes, carrots, and apples are beginning to make appearances. And yes, we will have some apples this year – while they may be “aesthetically challenged,” compared to conventionally grown ones, they are just as tasty as their chemically immaculate counterparts.

In celebration of the New England bounty, this upcoming Saturday we are attending the 16th annual Ag Day farmers’ market on Main Street in Concord center. This unique market showcases the bounty of Concord’s many farm businesses at the height of the growing season. There will be a few activities for the kids, lots of information about great local organizations that support agriculture, and of course, your Concord Farmers selling their bounty! Ag Day will run Saturday September 11th from 10 AM to 2 PM on Main St., which will be closed from the roundabout to Walden Street. 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!  

Another event of note is this week, on Tuesday September 7th at 6:30pm, the Concord Museum will be hosting a panel of Concord farmers as part of their “Celebrate Concord” week – Brian will be speaking as one of the panelists and the topic is: Concord Farms: Resilience, Revolutionaries, and Renegades! Registration is required (but free) and it is a masked event: please check out the Concord Museum for more information.   We hope to see you soon either at Ag Day, or at the Concord Museum! -Liza Bemis, Brian Cramer, and the Hutchins Farm crew

Morning in the fields: September 3rd, 2021

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