Munch brunch, then sally forth.
Celebrate Mom at Verrill Farm‘s annual brunch at their Concord farm. It costs a little money($30/adult, $10/kids under 10), but you’ll be eating outside(under tents) with views of their farm’s fields and there’s usually some stuff for kids to climb on and have a little fun. Everyone gets outside, everyone gets fed, and there’s no mess in the kitchen.
Duck into the stand with mom to pick up those basil plants(see below) for the garden and fresh cut basil for Mom’s dinner(don’t worry, we checked and they have both in stock).
Reservations are required and this event sells out every year. Call 978.369.4494 to let them know you will be there.
Walden is around the corner: After brunch, take everyone on a seven minute journey to Walden Pond for a shoreline hike. It’s probably too early to swim, but a 1.7 mile loop around the pond will send everyone home happy and ready for summer. It’s the perfect hike to scout out the best private swimming spots you’ll want to take advantage of when you come back in July and August. Parking is $5/car.