A Saturday afternoon fire has destroyed the farm stand store at Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Road, Concord.
Firefighters from at least six departments responded to the blaze that engulfed the roof of the farm stand, a landmark in Concord for those looking for locally grown food, prepared meals, and deli produce.
Candace McDonnell, a deli employee, said the fire started above the deli.
She said a fellow employee, Mario Fingers, tried to extinguish the flame with a fire extinguisher.
“Poor Mario, he tried,” McDonnell said. “He was so brave. Balls of fire just kept on coming down on him.”
McDonnel said that when the fire just kept getting worse, everyone evacuated the building.
“We just watched it burn,” she said.
Reports from the scene indicate employees and customers got out safely and there are no injuries to report.