The 18th Annual Concord Ag Day is Saturday, September 9th 2023!
Concord Ag Day is a once a year farmers’ market celebrating local agriculture organized by the Concord Agriculture Committee to showcase Concord farms and local produce. This unique market showcases the bounty of Concord’s many farm businesses at the height of the growing season. Come join us on Main Street!
Ag Day 2023 will feature your favorite Concord Farmers selling their bounty, as well as the return of the famous Scimone Farm Speedway and Veggie Racers – generously sponsored by Vanderhoof Hardware! Leonard Solomon will be back this year with a performance from 11am-2pm! In addition, several Concord nonprofits will be there with information on a variety of environmental and ‘ag’ related topics. Come celebrate Concord Farms!
Please come enjoy Concord’s wonderful downtown!
Before or after you shop at the Ag Day Market, check out the:
Concord Agriculture Day Bluegrass Concert
11 am – 1 pm
Tader Shipley & Maxfield Anderson & Friends
Main Library Lawn
Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library in collaboration with the Concord Conservatory
A huge thank you to the Town of Concord, the Concord Light Department, the Concord Police Department, Vanderhoof Hardware, Minuteman Media, Stone Soup Dinner, Concord Printing, Reinhard Goethert, Leonard Solomon, all of our participating farms and nonprofits, and all of our amazing hard working volunteers for making this event possible!
Done playing with your veggie racer from 2022? The wheels and axles can be dropped off anytime at Vanderhoof Hardware for use next year!
2023 Ag Day farm participants included:
- Arena Farm
- Barrett’s Mill Farm
- Colonial Gardens
- Hutchins Farm
- Marshall Farm
- Scimone Farm
- Verrill Farm
- Walden Woods Project Farm
Farms or Non-Profits interested in a space at Ag Day should email Liza @ Hutchinsfarm.com to be added to the outreach email list. The Ag Day Farmer’s Market features Concord farmers exclusively and their producer-only vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, honey, jam, and more. Non-profits are considered for spaces not occupied by farms if they are Concord-based and have a meaningful connection with the Town’s farm and food businesses.
The Ag Committee prioritizes nonprofits that focus on agriculture, food, and environmental topics, but allows other Concord – based nonprofits if space allows. Space downtown is limited and not guaranteed. Non-profits who have previously attended Ag Days, and non-profits that are in line on the Ag Committee’s focused topics will be given preference for the available spaces left after the farms have been assigned spaces.
Nonprofits’ sales at Ag Day are now limited: Nonprofits are allowed to ask for, and receive, donations for their nonprofit or cause. They also may sell local agriculture related products with permission of the Ag Committee Co-Chairs, and payment of a $10 nonprofit vendor fee. Selling of any other items at the market is not allowed. If you are not sure if your item for sale qualifies, please contact us. (Liza @ Hutchinsfarm.com) Examples of a local agriculture related product could include, but are not limited to – books about agriculture or gardening, craft products made with Concord farm materials, or food products made with Concord farm ingredients (applicable health permit/license would be required by the Board of Health).
The Ag Committee encourages participating nonprofits to think about how support of local agriculture ties into their organization. We are asking that this year all participating groups focus their table’s activities and promotional materials on agricultural related topics. Please contact us to share your organization’s plans for Ag Day 2024. Thank you!
Some photos of previous years Ag Day Markets: