FARM OPEN HOUSES AND TOURS: 2019
Farm tours during the growing season will give you a feel for the range of Concord farms—varying in size, land ownership, and farm practices. Meet several Concord farmers and take a look behind their farm stands! Walk the fields, learn how small-scale farming and selling works, and pick up some fresh veggies, fruit, and flowers at their stands. Check back for updates to this list and specific farm tour times. Tours will last approximately one hour. A PSA: Tours often require walking on rough (dusty) farm roads and may include encounters with unfriendly weeds and stinging insects – good footwear (not sandals) is suggested, and folks with allergies to bees or wasps should take appropriate precautions. We hope to see you soon!
Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Road, Nine Acre Corner
Sunday September 15: 6:00am
Pick Your Own Corn at 6 am. Meet at our farm stand at—yes, 6 am! Tour will leave stand promptly at 6. Join Steve Verrill and crew in our fields for a hands-on corn-picking experience. The Verrill family has owned and operated a farm business since 1922. It was a dairy until the 1990s, and today the farm produces vegetables, fruit, and some meat on 160 acres of land, most of which is permanently protected farmland. Farm stand open 9 am—7 pm.
Hutchins Farm, 754 Monument Street
Sunday September 15: 1:00pm
Walking tour at 1pm. See what’s growing at one of the area’s oldest certified organic farms! Under cultivation since 1775 and organic since 1973, Hutchins grows over 35 acres of vegetables, about an acre of small fruit, and 10 acres of apples. Tour will highlight growing and marketing practices and will feature Q&A about issues of interest. Farm stand open 11 am—6 pm.
Gaining Ground, 341 Virginia Road
Sunday September 15: 3pm-5pm
Harvest Celebration: RSVP for this free event at the Gaining Ground Website: Cider making, children’s art projects and games, treasure hunt, and farm tour. Plus a mini farmer’s market with local beer, wine, sandwiches, sweets, breads, flowers, and pumpkins for sale, and bluegrass music by Southern Rail.
Marshall Farm, 171 Harrington Avenue
Marshall Farm is a 3rd-generation family farm. They sell firewood year round along with their own chicken eggs. They also offer annuals and perennials in the spring, fresh vegetables and cut flowers in the late spring to early fall, pumpkins in the fall, and Christmas trees and wreathes for the holidays. Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by and meet and feed the goats, chickens and bunny!