Basil has been one of the big draws all summer at Dimond Hill Farm in Concord.
“We give a sprig away for every customer who buys something,” says Yianna Coliandris, who works at the farmstand.
“Everyone was enjoying that, and it was absolutely thriving. It was beautiful, beautiful basil, and it tasted and smelled absolutely wonderful.”
But now customers will have to find basil elsewhere.
“This was the basil,” says Jane Presby, surveying a tenth of an acre of empty soil.