By Joe Palumbo
1. It is once a year. It is THIS SATURDAY September 10th, 2022 10 am – 2 pm right on Main Street in downtown Concord! Ag Day is an annual celebration of local agriculture organized to showcase Concord farms and local produce. This awesome market showcases the bounty of Concord’s many farm businesses at the height of the growing season. Fresh veggies right from the farm? Yes please.
2. There is food, fun and music. Ag Day features your favorite Concord Farmers selling their bounty and the return of the famous Veggie Race Track –woohoo! Think box car derby with zucchinis. Plus Concord Free Public Library is holding a free outdoor concert on the library lawn with Tader Shipley & Maxfield Anderson whose sound is rooted in classic country and western with hints of blue grass. Nice.
3. Learn some history. Concord has been “farm to table” for thousands of years. From the indigenous people of Musketaquid to the yeoman farmers of the 18th and 19th centuries and the immigrant truck farmers and farm stands of the 20th Concord, has been known for the amazing bounty that can be produced on the fertile soil between the rivers . In honor of Ag Day, The Concord Visitors Center is offering a special walking tour of downtown at 2 pm that will focus on our town’s African American history and the impact on Concord’s agricultural story.
4. Eat Healthy. You won’t find fresher and more delicious produce for you and your family than what you can take home from Concord farms. Come down and stroll main street while doing your mind and body a favor. Come experience what Concord’s land can produce. Remember no Farmers..No Food!