Rochester, MA (PressExposure) March 12, 2012 -- For residents of the greater Rochester, Mass, the start of spring could be the day Concord Nurseries opens their farm stand for business at their garden center at 22 Cranberry Highway (Route 28) on March 24th with their Pansy weekend promotion.
Technically, the re-opening is a grand opening for Concord Nurseries who took over the Route 28 location from a previous owner. With more than three acres of greenhouse space-including 12 "small" greenhouses, 3,000 square feet each-Concord Nurseries grows an assortment of vegetables and herbs, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets at the new Rochester location and a second location at 864 Barretts Mill Road in Concord, Massachusetts.
"We're thrilled to open up the farm stand at our Rochester location," said Master Grower George Chapman, a Falmouth resident and commercial ornamental plant grower for the past 40 years. "The farming techniques we employ not only produce superior plants and vegetables, but do so in an environmentally friendlier way."
In addition to being environmentally conscious, Concord Nurseries has another "growing advantage". While many growers utilize the smaller standard 806 trays , Concord Nurseries grows their annual and vegetable packs in Jumbo six packs and 6" pots.. The larger trays and pots produce a larger finished product with a much larger rootball. The larger size enables you to achieve an instant landscape look with less planting labor, a better transplant rate and much faster growth for your "growing" success.
"There's nothing more demoralizing than purchasing flowers or plants and then having them literally die on the vine," said Chapman. "With the way we grow 'em, your success rate improves dramatically. And if you just want to eat the vegetables, they just plain taste better."
As it has at its Concord location, Concord Nurseries also plans on donating a portion of its harvest to local food pantries. The farm stand's spring hours will be Tuesday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm, Fridays and Saturday, 9am to 6pm, and Sundays, 10am to 5pm.
Besides the farm stand being open to the general public to purchase delicious fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers, Concord Nurseries has a wholesale division to sell annuals, perennials and hanging plants to landscape professionals, businesses and other commercial accounts. For complete information on Concord Nurseries, visit http://www.ConcordNurseriesCSA.com.
For additional information, including sales and event info, please visit http://www.concordnurseriescsa.com or visit the Facebook pages for each location, http://www.Facebook.com/ConcordNurseriesCSA for Concord and [http://www.Facebook.com/ConcordNurseriesRochester] for Rochester.