About Holcomb Farm

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Holcomb Farm

Holcomb Farm is a 312-acre working historic farm located in the heart of West Granby, Connecticut. It is comprised of:

  • A nonprofit, mixed-vegetable production farm that produces abundant, delicious produce without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We grow on 26 acres of Town-owned property for a 450 member Summer CSA, 100 member Winter CSA, wholesale customers, our farm store, and our food donation program, called Fresh Access.  We use only chemical- and GMO-free methods and sign the Northeast Organic Farming Assocation of Connecticut’s Farmer’s Pledge.
  • 10+ miles of trails that are open to the public, from dawn to dusk. Our trails connect to McLean Game Refuge and Granby Land Trust trails, and wind their way through the beautiful, varied terrain of rural West Granby, in the foothills of the Berkshires. Learn more.
  • The Holcomb Tree Trail, where nearly 100 trees are labeled with their common and botanical names; and interpretive signs teach readers more about the trees and the landscape. Learn more.
  • A beautiful banquet facility for life's special events. All private bookings are handled through the Town of Granby's Parks and Recreation Department.
  • A community gathering place in a historic New England setting.
  • A nonprofit organization that does good work in Hartford County. Through Fresh Access, we donated more than 12 tons of fresh produce to people in need in 2021. In addition, through the Friends of Holcomb Farm and our CSA, we host periodic events that celebrate healthy living, almost always free-of-charge, and open to all.

The farm is operated collaboratively by the Town of Granby and a Board of Directors composed of local citizens.

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4 hours ago

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Thank you to Sarah Canders Thrall and Homestead Farm for inviting Friends of Holcomb Farm volunteers to pick fruit, free-of-charge, for distribution via Fresh Access! Holcomb Farm is working to deliver approximately 24,000 fresh, local food to people in need through Fresh Access this year. The fruit harvested at Homestead Farm’s orchard this week will go to Granby’s Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen. 🍎🍏🍑🍇 To learn more or support this important work, go to www.holcombfarm.org and click on Fresh Access. #friendsofholcombfarm #holcombfarm #freshaccess #grateful ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Sarah Canders Thrall and Homestead Farm for inviting Friends of Holcomb Farm volunteers to pick fruit, free-of-charge, for distribution via Fresh Access! Holcomb Farm is working to deliver approximately 24,000 fresh, local food to people in need through Fresh Access this year. The fruit harvested at Homestead Farm’s orchard this week will go to Granby’s Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen. 🍎🍏🍑🍇 To learn more or support this important work, go to www.holcombfarm.org and click on Fresh Access. #friendsofholcombfarm #holcombfarm #freshaccess #gratefulImage attachment

2 weeks ago

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Please join us for Open Farm Day on Saturday! We will host a cooking demonstration with Chris Propseri of Metro Bis at the CSA Barn at 10 am, a CT DEEP wildlife exhibit at the CSA barn from 10-2, and a nature bingo game for young kids (pick up your card in the CSA Barn any time). We also have Tree Trail tours at 11am and 1 pm, which depart from the main Holcomb Farm complex parking area; we will have fresh produce for sale at the Farm Store all day long; and the Hartford-Area CT Chapter of the Bionutrient Food Association will be there giving away garden seeds. We hope you can stop by as you visit all the other great Granby farms! #granbyct #holcombfarm #holcombfarmcsa #friendsofholcombfarm #granbyag #granbyagriculture #granbyagcommission ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us for Open Farm Day on Saturday! We will host a cooking demonstration with Chris Propseri of Metro Bis at the CSA Barn at 10 am, a CT DEEP wildlife exhibit at the CSA barn from 10-2, and a nature bingo game for young kids (pick up your card in the CSA Barn any time). We also have Tree Trail tours at 11am and 1 pm, which depart from the main Holcomb Farm complex parking area; we will have fresh produce for sale at the Farm Store all day long; and the Hartford-Area CT Chapter of the Bionutrient Food Association will be there giving away garden seeds. We hope you can stop by as you visit all the other great Granby farms! #granbyct #holcombfarm #holcombfarmcsa #friendsofholcombfarm #granbyag #granbyagriculture #granbyagcommission

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And the Hartford-Area CT Chapter of the Bionutrient Food Association will be there with loads of garden seeds free to good homes. Hope to see you there! 🌻🌞

Will Chris Prosperi of Metro Bis be there at 10 to do a cooking demo as advertised on the schedule?

Shirley Murtha YES!

Wonderful! Thank you, Kris! Post is edited to reflect this!

Shirley Murtha post is edited to reflect this! Thank you!

Jenny Emery always a favorite activity to photograph for the Drummer! Not to mention delicious!

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4 weeks ago

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Tough day at the farm yesterday. It was a challenging wet year even before Henri came through and flooded our saturated fields, then Ida came through and almost feel like throwing in the towel. But this is our new reality - a wetter New England with more frequent and severe storms - our only option is to adapt to it. But for this year we have suffered too much crop loss to do a Winter CSA, heart breaking (and potentially bank breaking) but we still have 2 months left of our Summer CSA and Fresh Access programs and that is our sole priority now.

#wetyear #toughyear #ClimateChange #climatechangeisreal
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Tough day at the farm yesterday. It was a challenging wet year even before Henri came through and flooded our saturated fields, then Ida came through and almost feel like throwing in the towel. But this is our new reality - a wetter New England with more frequent and severe storms - our only option is to adapt to it. But for this year we have suffered too much crop loss to do a Winter CSA, heart breaking (and potentially bank breaking) but we still have 2 months left of our Summer CSA and Fresh Access programs and that is our sole priority now. 

#wetyear #toughyear #climatechange #climatechangeisrealImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you all for your perseverance to continue to provide us with local, organic food.

These pictures are really hard to look at. I'm so saddened by them.

This is heartbreaking. Please let us know how the community can support you through this and the winter to come.

I’m so sorry 🙏

How can the community help?

We will be by to get as much produce as we can 🙂

Very sorry to see this.

Very sorry to hear. Can we setup a gofundme or something similar?

Hang in there. All the best.

Heartbreaking, indeed. We all love the winter veggies and appreciate all you and the crew do to provide this for us. Feeling your pain; donation on the way.

So sorry. So thankful for your farm.

I’m so sorry. I have been thoroughly enjoying my summer half share and appreciate all of your hard work!!

So sorry to hear this and so appreciative of all you do. What can we do to help?

Katie Amarante , me too!!!!

How can we help?

So much devastation, yet I showed up at the farm and there were bags full of healthy good looking produce to take home! Amazing!! We can’t imagine what it is like to see all your VERY hard work, planning, preparing, planting etc, sitting under water. We hope you are able to regroup and carry on…we appreciate and need our farmers more that you will ever know!! Thank You!!

Could not agree more!! Thank you all so much!!

Completely selfishly, I truly cant imagine a winter without Holcomb veggies! Multiple that by all your fans. There aren't words for my sadness for the farmers.

If anyone is willing/able to set up a GoFundMe page it sounds like a lot of us would gladly support and share it.

Amanda Webster -GoFundMe??

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