First Root Farm

First Root barn and fields

First Root is a little vegetable farm with a big heart. We are young farmers who grow food with love. We love to eat, we love to cook, and we love working outside.

We farm on 4.5 acres of historic farmland in Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, MA. Since 2009, we have been providing sustainably-grown vegetables and flowers to our community in eastern Massachusetts. Our vegetables are available in the summer, fall, and winter through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We also sell to several local restaurants and operate a mini-farmstand.

We use organic and sustainable growing practices because we want this land to be fertile and healthy for generations to come. We host monthly community work days and farm potlucks because we believe connecting folks to each other and the land and the food we all eat is both satisfying and important.

As a successful start-up farm, we hope to inspire other farmers (young and old) to take the plunge and make their own farm dreams come true.

Portrait of Farmer LauraFarmer Laura

Farmer Cheryl with a box of popcornFarmer Cheryl

First Root fields in springSpring

Young tomato plants in the fieldSummer

Fall Fields of BrassicasFall

View of snowy fields and barnWinter

News and Blog

Pop Up Farmstand!

Posted by Laura :: Thursday, May 19 :: 1:56pm

Pop Up Farmstand!

THIS SUNDAY, MAY 22nd

1-5pm

The First Root Farmstand

955 Lexington Road, Concord

Come celebrate spring with us! The hoophouses are overflowing with greens and we want to share all that vegetable bounty with you.

Stop by the stand to get your spring greens fix. We'll have arugula, baby lettuce, salad mix, baby kale, mustard greens, cress, radishes, chives, oregano, popcorn, and more!

In addition to our own produce, we'll have some tasty local products from neighbor farmers, including beans, honey, maple syrup, flour and cornmeal.

We'll also be selling 2016 Farm Cards--your ticket to farmer's market style shopping at First Root all summer long. Learn more about our new farm cards here.

What better way to welcome in the beginning of the harvest season?

See you there!

Save the date: Meet Your Farmers!

Posted by Laura :: Friday, March 18 :: 12:02pm

Meet Your Farmers!

Tuesday, March 29th

7-9pm

Harvey Wheeler Community Center

West Concord

 

Join Laura and other Concord farmers for a panel discussion about issues facing farmers today. Local Concord farmers will give an insider’s view into the fascinating day-to-day work of growing produce here in town. Irrigation, nutrient management, weeds, pests & more!  

In addition there will be a brief presentation regarding Town Meeting warrant articles relating to agriculture  

Informal Meet & Greet following the panel Get to know your local farmers and learn about Concord’s many farmstands and CSAs!

The Concord Agriculture Committee works to promote agriculture in town. This public forum is a great way to get to know some of the many farmers in town. Laura will be talking about season extension and how we manage our four hoophouses to produce greens year-round. Bring your questions!

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