Friday, October 12, 2012
A woman was transported to Lahey Clinic with non-life-threatening injuries Friday, Oct. 12 after her vehicle toppled over a retaining wall in the parking lot at Wilson Farm in Lexington.
Quite a scene Friday afternoon at Wilson Farm, where a woman was injured after her car toppled over a retaining wall in the parking lot and landed on its roof in the field more than 10 feet below. The Lexington Police and Fire departments responded to the farm just after 1 p.m. Oct. 12, after multiple calls came in reporting an accident in the parking of the popular farmstand. The female driver, the vehicle's lone occupant, had to be pulled from the vehicle. She was transported to Lahey Clinic with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Lt. Jim Barry, a spokesman for the Lexington Police Department. About an hour after the crash, a tow truck from Mal's righted the vehicle, which had its hood popped and mangled, and its windshield and …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Here's a roundup of five things to do this weekend in Lexington, Bedford and Concord.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend around Lexington, Bedford and Concord. 1. EXHIBIT OPENING: "This Garden Spot of Concord, Mass:" Farming at Nine Acre Corner Where/When: Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St, Concord; 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5 Why Go: At the opening reception, speaker Kristin (Anderson) Emerson will reminisce about her grandmother, Esther Wheeler Anderson, and life on the Wheeler family farm at Nine Acre Corner. This exhibit, which features images, documents, manuscript materials, maps, aerial photographs and ephemera from…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
BoMag's Best of Boston 2012 hit newstands last week and named Lexington's Wilson Farm the Best Farm Stand, West.
Folks in Lexington know well what they have here in Wilson Farm, which is to say a place to find fresh product, Thanksgiving fixins and many things in between. So perhaps it's not all that surprising to see the Pleasant Street farm store lauded as a "one-stop shop" for all seasons in Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston" edition, which hit newsstands last week and named Wilson Farm the "Best Farm Stand, West" in the Beyond Boston section. Here's what BoMag had to say: Since the 19th century, the sprawling barn at Wilson Farm has proffered more than 100 varieties of the grower’s own fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers; fresh-baked breads and pastries; locally made cheeses; and house-made pastas, soups, salads, and more. It’s a one-stop shop …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Those year-round plants often get neglected during vacation season.
While gardeners reap the benefits of long, warm days tending to the outdoor garden, landscapes, and lawns, it's often easy to forget about those indoor plants that give residents loyal and continual pleasure 12 months of the year. While the vegetation inside appear to be maintenance free, the “indoor landscape” has requirements that need to be met to keep them happy and healthy. The good news is, following some of the basic tips below and applying some preventative care, many common problems can be avoided or corrected. Fertilizer Believe it or not, summer is the time that that indoor plants need fertilizer the most. The long days with extended sunlight create key opportunities for plants to thrive. Don’t deny plants the food they need to …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Keep beetles at bay with these helpful tips.
Typically in this part of Massachusetts, adult beetles are expected to arise from the ground around the 4th of July. Well, they have arrived and are as hungry as ever. Emerging to feed and reproduce, these beetles are typically about a half an inch in length and have a shiny green color with bronze colored wings. They have been known to feed on over 200 different types of plants, but favorites include vegetables such as greens, lettuces, beans, eggplant, and peppers. They also have quite an appetite for roses, flowering shrubs, trees and just about anything with foliage. The Facts and Taste Buds of the Beetle Generally, the adult Japanese beetles are active for a period of about a month, during which they feed, mate, and lay eggs. When …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Use this Fourth of July holiday week to review garden designs and add last minute touches.
The 4th of July is right around the corner, and whether hosting company or celebrating elsewhere, now is the time to finish your garden with a pop, bang and wow of color. Many gardeners consider the 4th of July to be the height of the season; and believe it or not, days are already getting shorter as the season creeps toward fall. So leading up to the forth, take a quick walk through the gardens, review the initial design and look for plants that maybe just didn’t turn out as planned. Remember to take a holistic view of the garden. This is a personal paradise and notice what colors might still need to be added to achieve that individual haven. After review, pay a visit to the local greenhouse, nursery or garden center. At this time of …
Friday, June 29, 2012
An evening of eating elevated local fare in the field at Wilson Farm.
A picture is worth 1,000 words and, sometimes, 1,000 calories. So feast your eyes on these images from Wilson Farm's first Dinner in the Field of the season, held Thursday, June 28. In his first Dinner in the Field at the farm, Chef Jeff Peters prepared a mouth-watering menu with interesting amuse-bouche using fresh, local ingredients and Busa Wine and Spirits paired wines with the different courses. Proceeds from the dinner are donated to Pan Mass Challenge and will benefit cancer research through Dana-Farber. Click through the above images for a look at each course and the settings. If some of them look a little funky or familiar, it's because I Instagrammed them out during dinner on Thursday.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Toastmasters, goal-setting, Dinner in the Field and more today in Lexington.
1. Dinner in the Field: Dining doesn't get much more local than a dinner eaten in a farm's field. Wilson Farm is holding its first "Dinner in the Field" of the season at 6:30 p.m. tonight. It's also the first for new executive chef Jeff Peters. It's $125 (tax deductible) per person, and seating is limited, so be sure to call Wilson Farm at 781-862-3900 to see if there's space available. 2. Goal Setting for the Board of Selectmen: The Board of Selectmen are scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. this morning for a goal setting session at the DPW Building. 3. Lexington Toastmasters Weekly Meeting: It's at noontime today at Cambridge Savings Bank on Mass Ave in Lexington Center. 4. Like Us on Facebook: For even more information and engagement, like …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A housing forum, Dinner in the Field, heat safety tips and more today in Lexington.
1. Housing Forum: From 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Cary Memorial Library, the Planning Department and Lexington Housing Partnership are teaming up to host a housing forum for community members to come, learn and share their thoughts on all things housing. 2. Dinner in the Field: Dining doesn't get much more local than a dinner eaten in a farm's field. Wilson Farm is holding its first "Dinner in the Field" of the season at 6:30 p.m. tonight. It's also the first for new executive chef Jeff Peters. It's $125 (tax deductible) per person, and seating is limited, so be sure to call Wilson Farm at 781-862-3900 or stop by during any of our business hours to see if there's space available. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
It's the first "Dinner in the Field" of the season, and first for the farm's new chef, Jeff Peters.
UPDATE: Wilson Farm's first "Dinner in the Field" of the 2012 season, originally schedule for tonight, Thursday, June 21, has been postponed until next Thursday, June 28. The dinner will be held at the same time, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and location. According to a Wilson's spokesperson, the decision to delay the dinner was made due to the heatwave that arrived with the start of summer here in Massachusetts. Today's forecast calls for a high of 98, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight, when lows will only get down to 72, according to the National Weather Service. A heat advisory for much of the region, including Lexington, remains in effect as of noontime on Thursday. Earlier this week, local health officials provided some…