Blueberries at Hutchins, BBQ at Verrill and Fresh Eggs at Pete and Jen's
We're jumping in on Week 4 of an "On the Farm" feature that highlights the goings on at local farmstands, mostly in Concord.
In Week 4 of our "On the Farm" series, we take a look at what's going on at some local farmstands.
Blueberries at Hutchins
Blueberry season is finally here and the folks at Hutchins Farm on Monument Street are picking the popular berries all week. Blueberry season should last until mid-August, Hutchins farm manager Brian Cramer said.
Berry lovers should call the farm in advance to make sure that the berries are ripe enough for Hutchins to be picking that day. If so, blueberries should hit the farmstand at around noon. Pick them up quick before they sell out!
And while you're at Hutchins, cucumbers are also in season, making it the perfect time to make your own pickles, Cramer said. Just make sure all of your pickling gear is sterilized before you get going.
BBQ Thursdays at Verrill
Verrill Farm on Wheeler Road has a BBQ dinner special on Thursday evenings from 4- 6 p.m. The dinner ($8.50) features a pulled pork sandwich with pork smoked in-house, as well as coleslaw and beans.
The dinner is so popular that sometimes it sells out. Calling ahead to secure your delicious and inexpensive Thursday dinner would be wise.
Eggs, Pork at Pete and Jen's
Yesterday Concord Patch profiled Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds, which is right next door to Verrill Farm on Wheeler Road.
Pete and Jen's has a cute mini-store on the premises, where hungry fans of local produce can pick up a dozen of the small farm's renowned rich orange-yolked eggs, or various cuts of pork from their own pigs, including ribs, breakfast sausage and pig feet.
Pete and Jen are both super busy, so the store works on an honor system. Visitors grab what they want, then put the money in an envelope that they then slip under the door.