May 2020 Newsletter – Opening the Farmstand

‘Farm Life’ is a phrase evocative of a simple existence, uncomplicated by modern considerations and fashions, a timeless, idyllic lifestyle that is concerned with fundamental processes and systems, unmediated by and independent of social or cultural conventions. This is largely nonsense of course. Farms and their farmers exist within communities, social contexts and […]

April 2020 Newsletter - Self-Serve Seedlings & Covid-19 Update

Spring arrived in March and with it some wild warmth – we got the peas planted and they started to emerge a full two weeks ahead of their usually scheduled planting date! But then cooler weather prevailed in the beginning of April, and in true New England fashion, we’re alternating between winter coats and […]

March 2020 Newsletter - Parsnips are ready!

Happy Spring? We guess? What happened to winter this year?

The warm weather woke up our parsnips early, which in turn piqued the interest of our resident deer, so we thought it prudent to dig them right away – they will be available self-serve on the porch beginning Saturday, March 7th – remember it’s an […]

November 2019 Newsletter - Season Wrap Up

A long, pleasant stretch of moderate fall weather has abruptly given way to a grim foretaste of January, as we scramble around trying to winterize everything we can think of, the ground stiffening like concrete under our feet. Long postponed tasks and projects begin to elbow their way up the priority list, as the […]

Thank you for a great season!

Closing day at the farmstand is upon us – the stand will close for the season today at 4:30pm, just in time for the early sunset. Just a quick note to say thank you! We, as always, would not be here without our faithful customers who return day after day, week after week, and […]

Concord Ag Day 2019

This weekend: Concord Ag Day! While the calendar says September, the weatherman still keeps sending us an occasional summer day. 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 […]

August 2019 Newsletter

Melon season has arrived!

 

Summer days are hazy but not lazy at Hutchins, full of frantic activity as we scramble to stay on top of harvesting an expanding list of ripening crops, all the while trying to keep up with a demanding seeding and planting schedule, and at the same time attending to all […]

Opening Day 2019 - Saturday June 1st!

May 2019 Newsletter

The farmer plies his trade under changeable skies in the spring, noting with approval the phenomena that run smoothly in the furrows plowed by previous cycles, and with alarm any phenomena that seem to confound the assumptions and expectations that experience has provided. With age and experience, the unvarying annual patterns […]

March 2019 Newsletter

Early March and we’re still in the grips of deep winter, with bitter winds scouring the snow covered landscape, and stars glinting like ice in a frozen night sky. Sure of nothing, I’m fairly certain that’s all about to change-hopefully, the change comes in a gradual, measured fashion, but I wouldn’t put money on […]

End of Season Newsletter 2018

Short, windswept days, frosty mornings and the beginning of the endless drone of leafblowers are the sure harbingers of fall in historic Concord, and the end of our growing season. 2018 was a challenging one for us at Hutchins, with a variety of circumstances seeming to conspire against our success. The spring started out well […]