Ending a 100-year family tradition of farming, the last parcel of land owned by the McGraths on Barretts Mill Road has been sold to the town.
But while the family will no longer sell fruits and vegetables from its farm stand, the land will continue to be used for farming for generations to come.
The town of Concord recently purchased nearly 2 acres of land and farm buildings from the McGrath family, and will now renovate the house to provide affordable housing for a new farmer to work the fields.
The farm’s importance to the community was clear to all after McGrath died, when neighbors and longtime customers joined together to volunteer at the farm stand so that his final crop could be sold. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at jflefferts@ yahoo.com.