Our Farmer Neighbors
Local farmers and producers are the core of our mission to open a locally sourced, community owned grocery store. Many have been growing food on the same land for generations. They’re passionate about sustainably raised produce, meat, and dairy, but they’re struggling. That’s where you, our Owners, come in.
By opening a store that prioritizes local food, we give our farmers a place to sell their harvests seven days a week. That means security for them, their families, and their way of life. It means increased access to fresh, healthy, sustainable food for our families. And it means a thriving local economy.
Check out some of our local farms below. All are potential Co-op suppliers, and we welcome your suggestions for new farms to share on our website.
Owners (farms whose owners joined the Co-op!)
Crooked Row Fields
Farmers: Elena Colman (Owner #156) and Karl Goethert
Address: 82 Fitchburg Tpke, Concord, Massachusetts 01742
About: Crooked Rows is a 3 acre parcel between the Sudbury River and Nine Acre Corner on Route 117 in Concord, MA. Their mission is to inspire local and seasonal eating, in and around Concord, by offering fresh, exciting and delicious varieties of vegetables. Crooked Rows grows over 40 species of vegetables and herbs, specializing in unusual varieties that are selected for flavor, nutrition, and adaptability to our microclimate. They also grow 20 varieties of annual flowers for beautiful bouquets. Visit their website to find out more.
Address: 772 Great Road (Route 117), Stow, MA
Contact info: 978.897.2699
About: Applefield Farm is a 25-acre diversified farm growing with organic methods, using no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. We specialize in a variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Our delicious fruits and vegetables and beautiful flowers make us happy, and we enjoy sharing that with our customers.
Farmers: Gordon Bemis (Owner #509), Brian Cramer, Liza Bemis
Address: 754 Monument St, Concord MA, 01742
About: Hutchins Farm is a 65-acre certified organic fruit and vegetable farm located in Concord Massachusetts. Organic since 1973, they are one of the oldest certified organic farms in the New England area. Their seasonal farmstand is open June-October, and almost all the produce they sell is grown right there on the farm. They also attend three weekly farmers’ markets and have a small number of local wholesale accounts. Hutchins Farm attempts to grow the full variety of vegetables that can be given the New England climate, and their fruit offerings include apples, blueberries, strawberries, and melons – and yes, all certified organic!
Barrett’s Mill Farm
Farmers: Lise Holdorf (Owner #537), Melissa Maxwell
Address: 449 Barrett’s Mill Road, Concord, MA 01742
Contact info: 978-254-5609, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
About: Barrett’s Mill Farm is a diversified vegetable farm located on the McGrath Farmstead in Concord, Massachusetts. Their vegetables are grown using organic methods and are sold through their CSA and farm store.
Check Out Our Interactive Map!
This interactive map of local farms, farm stands, farmers markets, and “Pick Your Own” growers was created by one of our many talented Owners. We offer this resource for informational purposes only and make no claim as to its accuracy or completeness.
Grown Near Maynard Map