A Farm Grows in Concord
We are pleased to announce the publication of our new book
A Farm Grows in Concord - Celebrating 100 Years of Verrill Farm
Verrill Farm kitchen favorites with a dash of history
The book will be available in November.
As a special offer to our customers, copies can be purchased for the
Regular retail - $24.95.
To place your order at this special price, please stop by the stand or call us by October 31.
If you would like your book inscribed, leave the information when you order.
A Farm Grows in Concord is a perfect holiday gift for cookbook lovers, locals & visitors who want to take home a taste of Concord!
Background on A Farm Grows in Concord
The book began as an oral history of Verrill Farm and there were so many stories to tell that it quickly grew into a book. Mixing in recipes from the farm stand kitchen complements the history and fulfills a long standing plan to write a cook book. Publishing the book as part of our centennial celebration - 100 years of Farm to Table - also memorializes the farm's past as we look toward the future!
We hope everyone enjoys A Farm Grows in Concord!
The book is a bounty of Concord agricultural history, favorite recipes and family memories like this one of Steve's:
Sneaking Out for Ice Cream
They (Steve's parents, Amy & Floyd Verrill, who were originally dairy farmers) made their own ice cream... It was very good ice cream. I used to sneak over from school at lunch hour once in a while. I liked to get there when it was just coming out of the mixer. It was cold, but it hadn't hardened yet - almost like soft serve. After that it would go into the hardening room below zero for a number of days, and you'd never get that soft, creamy texture again. You could buy a small cone for a nickel or a big one for a dime. A sundae was thirty-five cents....
My favorite was a vanilla sundae with butterscotch and marshmallow.
A Farm Grows in Concord is published by Story Trust Publishing in Newton MA. It is a soft cover book, 8" by 8.75", 176 pages of history, photographs and 80 recipes.
Retail price: $24.95.
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