Farmstand Opening: May 2021 Newsletter

As the May weather wildly oscillates between Aprilesque and July-like, without the rain that usually accompanies such dramatic swings, we keep faithfully consigning our plants and seeds to the dusty fields, sprinkling them with a hopeful libation if they’re lucky, then trusting to the fickle rain gods and the tribe of gremlins who preside […]

Rumors of Spring: March 2021 Newsletter

Late winter evenings, with blustery winds blowing in rumors of spring, the moon like a Cheshire cat smile amid the chaos of starry sky, encourage us to look forward to things that surely must return: grass greening, buds swelling, birds trilling, all daring to awaken amid the continuing cold, blissfully unconcerned with the continuing […]

Season Wrap Up: November 2020 Newsletter

Hutchins Farm bid (a bit of a relieved) farewell to the 2020 growing season on Sunday, November 1st at the farmstand – thank you all for coming out for one final time, despite the snow and cold temperatures! Predicted congenial weather means we will continue to keep our self-serve honor system front porch stocked […]

Farmstand Closing Day: October 2020 Newsletter

The curtain begins to fall on a tumultuous 2020 season—still billowing with summery breezes, though frosty mornings have burned back sensitive crops several times now, and hopes of a late season rally of green beans or tomatoes seem now foreclosed. From a very precarious and uncertain start, our faithful customers and stalwart field crew […]

September 2020 Newsletter – Concord Ag Week

Somehow it’s September already. August seemed to evaporate in the heat and the haze and just like that there’s a change of season here at Hutchins. And despite the extreme weirdness of this current moment, we hear echoes of the more “normal” rhythms of a typical season- some of our crew members returned […]

August 2020 Newsletter

Somehow, we have entered August: How long ago was it we were waiting on leafy greens, and now we’re rolling into August’s tomato bounty? It feels like both a year and a minute at the same time. A cool, wet spring started running a fever in June, and we’re still in the […]

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 […]