Events & Festivals for 2018
Our events are very popular with old and new customers. Before coming to an event, please check the web site or call us at 978.369.4494 for any changes in the schedule.

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Farm to Table for 100 Years
1918 - 2018

100 years ago Amy & Floyd Verrill established their dairy farm on this land with a herd of 30 cows. 2 generations later we continue to celebrate their accomplishments. From putting fresh milk on your table, Verrill Farm has evolved to growing crops from asparagus to (green) zebra tomatoes for tables in Concord and beyond.

We invite you to join us in celebrating our first 100 years at 4 special seasonal events.

Farm to Table for 100 Years Spring: March 24 - Birthday Party
Celebrate & be our guest for ice cream & cake, kid's activities, balloons, prizes, popcorn & coupons & take home a Verrill Farm 100th anniversary reusable shopping bag!

Summer: June 23 - Strawberry Festival
Celebrate the first crop planted at the farm & favorite PYO!

Fall: September 15 - Farm Day
Celebrate farming with demonstrations, food from our kitchen & a Dessert Contest

Winter: December 30
Celebrate the first 100 years with Joan & Steve Verrill & Jen Verrill Faddoul


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Saturday, July 21, 9 am - noon
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast & Pie Eating Contest
  • Pancakes studded with local berries served with Massachusetts made maple syrup, bacon or sausage, juice & milk or coffee.
  • No reservations necessary
  • $8.50 for adults. $4.50 for kids under 10
  • Live Music by The Yankee Stompers
  • Hay rides - there is a small fee for these

11 am - Pie Eating Contest - FREE entry!
Come prepared for fun whether entering or cheering contestants on!
  • 8" pie for adults, 5" pie for kids.
  • the first to finish - no hands allowed - wins!

Tuesday, July 10 & Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 pm (lasts approx 1 hour)
Twilight Farm Tour with Steve Verrill - FREE

Tour fields riding on the hay wagon & learn about growing the local crops you love!
  • Refreshments made in the stand kitchen served following tour
  • No reservations necessary!

Wednesday, July 25, 6 pm
Farm to Table mid-Summer Crop Dinner

Verrill Farm chefs prepare a 3 course dinner (appetizers, main course & dessert) featuring our own just-picked crops
  • Cash bar serving wine & beer
  • Live Music by Jay Ford Duo
  • $48 per person
  • Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494.


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Sunday, August 5 @ 6 am
Corn Picking - FREE
  • Join Steve Verrill & the farm crew for an early morning, hands-on experience
  • PYO - maximum one dozen ears per family
  • No reservation necessary
  • Meet at the farm stand @ 6 am prompt! Events lasts 1 - 1.5 hours.

Friday, August 10, 5:30 pm (lasts approx 1 hour)
Twilight Farm Tour with Steve Verrill - FREE

Tour fields riding on the hay wagon & learn about growing the local crops you love!
  • Refreshments made in the stand kitchen served following tour
  • No reservations necessary!

Saturday, August 18, 11 am - 3 pm
Corn & Tomato Festival

Our signature summer event features our farm grown tomatoes & corn!
  • $12.00 for adults. Free for kids under 5. Includes tastings of many varieties of corn & tomatoes & samples of dishes made in the farm stand kitchen using these popular crops.
Additional food & beverages served a la carte
Live entertainment
  • Monadnock Bluegrass
Activities - there is small fee for these
  • Hay rides & pony rides

Wednesday, August 22, 6 pm
Farm to Table - Late Summer Crop Dinner

Verrill Farm chefs prepare a 3 course dinner (appetizers, main course & dessert) featuring our own just-picked crops
  • Cash bar serving wine & beer
  • Live Music by Jay ford Duo
  • $48 per person
  • Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494.


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Saturday, September 15, 6 am
Corn Picking - FREE
  • Join Steve Verrill & the farm crew for an early morning, hands-on experience
  • PYO - maximum one dozen ears per family
  • No reservation necessary
  • Meet at the farm stand at 6 am prompt! Events lasts 1 - 1.5 hours.

Fall Celebration of local farming
tours of the fields, demonstrations & activities

Farm Day Saturday, September 15, 11 am - 3 pm
Farm Day & Dessert Contest

Food served a la carte
Farm Tours
Demonstrations
Lil' Folk Farm - Petting Farm
Live entertainment
  • Sky Blue Boys
Activities - there is a small fee for these
  • Hay rides & pony rides
Dessert Contest
11 am - 1 pm: enter your best/favorite dessert & please bring the recipe. Family favorite desserts from past generations are especially welcome!
  • Attach your name, plus cell number or email, to serving dish!
  • 1:30 - judging & winner announced!


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Saturday, October 6, 11 am - 3 pm
Annual Harvest Festival & Benefit for Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Care Unit

Fields surrounding the farm stand are transformed into an old-fashioned fair ground.
This fun for all ages benefit event includes:
  • Activities & games
  • Raffle
  • Food
  • PYO Pumpkins
  • Live music by Sandy Ridge Boys
  • Violet the Clown - face painting
  • Lil' Folk Farm - Petting Farm
  • Hayrides & Pony rides
Proceeds from activity, game & raffle tickets, as well as food purchases, go to Emerson Hospital's Pediatric Intervention Team to provide Coping Kits for children at the hospital.
The kits contain items & activities that are used to help children & caregivers cope successfully with the hospital experience.

Friday, October 19, 6 pm
Farm to Table Candlelight Harvest Dinner in our heated, decorated greenhouse.

Verrill Farm chefs prepare a dinner inspired by our own abundant Fall crops
  • Cash bar serving wine & beer
  • Live Music by Jay Ford Duo
  • $55 per person
  • Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494.


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Saturday, December 1, 3 - 5 pm
Visit with Santa

The heated greenhouse will be decorated with trees & lights - a perfect backdrop for Santa's annual visit!
  • Bring a list & take a picture with Santa
  • Complimentary refreshments
Sign up for our workshops starts October 1.

Gingerbread House Workshops
  • Saturday, December 1, 9:30 & 11:30 am
  • Sunday, December 2, 9:30 &11:30 am, 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 4, 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 8, 9:30 & 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
These popular workshops are fun for all ages Farm stand bakers are on hand with decorating tips or just let your imagination take over!

$40.00 fee includes:
  • assembled, undecorated gingerbread house on a 12" cardboard
  • frosting (gingerbread and frosting made in the farm stand kitchen)
  • candy for trim
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult comes at no additional charge. Please, only one adult per child.
  • Reservations required. Call 978.369.4494 after October 1 to sign up.

Holiday Wreath Workshop 101
Tuesday, December 4, 6:00 pm
$40 per person

Decorate a wreath for your own front door or to give away.
$40.00 fee includes
  • one 12" balsam wreath, decorations & pre-made bow
  • tips from our decorating experts
  • Reservations required. Call 978.369.4494 after October 1 to sign up.

Holiday Wreath Workshop - Advanced
Thursday, December 6, 6:00
$50 per person

More advanced than 101, this class includes instructions for making a bow & choices of materials.
  • one 12" balsam wreath, decorations & ribbon
  • instructions for making a bow & tips from our decorating experts
  • Reservations required. Call 978.369.4494 after October 1 to sign up.

Sunday, December 30, 11 am - 2 pm
100th year Celebration with Steve & Joan Verrill & Jen Verrill Faddoul

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