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Concord – Triacca Fields

triacca-pageHopkinton Road adjacent to Dimond Hill Farm
24 acres of farm fields
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September 2012

The original owner of Dimond Hill Farm, Newton Abbott, sold these fields to one of his employees in 1932. Ever since, the land has been owned by the Triacca family and for decades, they grew corn and other crops on it.

In 2011, the Triacca family wanted to put their land up for sale and approached the City of Concord and Five Rivers about the possibility of buying it. Five Rivers led a successful fundraising campaign to save the fields. Help came from the National Resource Conservation Service, the Russell Piscataquog River Watershed Foundation, and individual donors.

In 2012 Five Rivers closed on the deal to purchase the fields and donated them to Equity Trust, the non-profit that owns Dimond Hill. In the process, a conservation easement was put on the property, making Five Rivers the steward of both Triacca and the adjacent fields of Dimond Hill.

The soil is rich in nutrients and Dimond Hill uses the land primarily to grow corn. Those ears of corn generate solid sales that make the Dimond Hill operation more viable. There is a section of the property that is wooded with the trees surrounding a small marsh. The fields can be seen while passing along Hopkinton Road and, from the top of Dimond Hill, you can look out over them with a beautiful mountain vista in the background.