Author Archives: Staff

  • Dear Site Visitor…

    Posted on January 8, 2013 by in Organizational Updates

    Welcome to the new Holcomb Farm website! We’ve worked hard to create a site that shows the vibrant future of the Farm, while also honoring its past. PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE SITE! If you find a glitch, an error, a broken link, any problem at all, please use the Contact Form to […]

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  • "Share a Share" or RideShare Connections

    Posted on January 5, 2013 by in CSA

    By popular demand we have created an online Forum for people interested in sharing a CSA weekly crop share (or sharing weeks across the season – however you want to do it is up to you), sharing rides, or coordinating pickups. Please visit the Forum online here: CSA “Share” Forum. To protect everyone’s privacy, you […]

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  • Farm Manager featured on Channel 3 TV

    Posted on January 1, 2013 by in CSA, Featured, Local Interest

    Farm Manager Karen Pettinelli got a chance to show off Holcomb Farm and the Winter Share crops on Channel 3’s Better Connecticut program. She even includes tips for storing your late harvest vegetables, and explains how non-local crops may be up to 8 months old and are bred to be tough and transportable rather than […]

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    What Do Farmers Do In Winter?

    Posted on December 20, 2012 by in CSA, Organizational Updates

    We recently asked our Farm Manager, Karen Pettinelli, how she was enjoying her “time off” after the busy farming season. She looked surprised!  “Time off?” she said with a grin. “We’re still pretty busy!” Karen went on to explain that her days are full from dawn to dusk doing… farming! Winter Share vegetables continue to be […]

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    December Holiday Veggie Box Now Available

    Posted on December 10, 2012 by in Events & Activities, Local Interest

    Now offering a December Holiday CSA Box! Sign up Now Enjoy 100% locally grown food at your December Holidays Sign up now for a box full of Holcomb Farm locally grown organic produce for your December holiday meals. The box will be pre-packed for you to pick up on Wednesday or Thursday, Dec 19 or […]

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  • December Holiday Produce Box Available

    Posted on December 10, 2012 by in CSA

    Sign up now for a box full of Holcomb Farm locally grown organic produce for your December holiday meals. The box will be pre-packed for you to pick up on Wednesday or Thursday, Dec 19 or 20th between 3-7pm. Pick up will be in the Workshop on Wednesday and in the CSA barn on Thursday. […]

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  • Holiday Tree Lighting a Wonderful Event

    Posted on December 8, 2012 by in Events & Activities, Local Interest

    A tree lighting and caroling party culminated a wonderful weekend of holiday festivities at Holcomb Farm last Sunday evening, December 6. Our own Jill Ford led the crowd gathered around the beautifully lit tree in song with her gorgeous voice, filling the great outdoors with both inspiring and fun music, from Silent Night to Rudolph […]

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  • Announcing our Thanksgiving Farm Store – ONE DAY ONLY.

    Posted on November 17, 2012 by in Events & Activities

    Farm Fresh Naturally-Grown Produce and Locally-Produced Goods   for your Thanksgiving Dinner. Open to the Public When: Monday November 19th, 3-7 pm Where: The CSA Barn at Holcomb Farm, 111 Simsbury Road, West Granby, CT The Farm Store at Holcomb Farm will be open during select hours the Monday before Thanksgiving to sell a selection of […]

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  • Handbook for Winter Storage Crops

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in CSA

    Recommended Storage Temperatures and Relative Humidity Levels for Crops in Your Winter CSA Share:  Root Crops, Kale, Pac Choi and Brussels Sprouts Best Place to Store – The refrigerator, in a plastic bag with only some holes (not fully perforated) Ideal Conditions – COLD and VERY MOIST (32-40o F, 90-95% RH) Roots crops in this […]

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  • Goodbye, Farewell, Thanks

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in CSA, Events & Activities

    Today we say goodbye and good luck to several members of our farm crew. To Bandula, Haley and Gabe: we loved having you here.  Your hard work really did make a difference in the lives of this farm community. Thank you. May fertile fields and fair weather follow you on your next journey. 

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