Taste the Difference. Make a Difference.
2020 Summer CSA Farm Shares
Sign Up Now and Pay 2019 Prices!
20-Week Season runs Mid-June through Mid-October
Enjoy fresh produce, grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and save money. We grow nearly every vegetable that will grow in this climate. By purchasing your share before the season begins, you help us out -- and you save money over farm stand prices. The season lasts 20 weeks, from early June through October.
We offer full shares and half shares. A full share will provide enough veggies for a family of four for a week. A half-share will generally enough provide veggies for two people for a week. Most people order our Farm Shares and enjoy their pick-ups here at Holcomb Farm. If you live near West Hartford, you can opt for weekly deliveries to the Unitarian Church in West Hartford. And we also now offer Workplace Shares: if enough people from your office are interested, you can get fresh produce delivered to your place of work!
Have questions about belonging to a CSA? Click HERE to learn more.
Farm Shares - Pick-up on the Farm
Come to the Farm each week and collect your share of the bounty, which is harvested at the peak of ripeness and washed for your convenience. You are invited to pick your own vegetables, fruits and herbs -- and cut your own flowers while you're here. Pick-up whenever is most convenient for you -- our Farm Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Full Share - $625 before Jan. 1 ($640 after Jan. 1)
Half Share - $350 before Jan. 1 ($360 after Jan. 1)
To pay by check (and save us money on processing fees!), please download the HF Summer CSA 2020 Signup Sheet and mail it to us. Thank you!
Employees at participating businesses get 20 weeks' worth of freshly picked vegetables delivered right to their workplace for just $500. Interested in starting a Workplace Share Program where you work? Email Joe O'Grady, Farm Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$500 (participating businesses only. Interested in starting a workplace share program at your office? Email email@example.com).
West Hartford Delivery
For the convenience of our friends from afar, we offer weekly delivery to West Hartford. Pick up your CSA share at the Unitarian Meeting House, 50 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, on Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm. Full share pick-ups are every week. Half share pick-ups are every other week. Full Share - $625 before Feb. 1 ($640 after Feb. 1) - pick up every week
Half Share - $350 before Feb. 1 ($360 after Feb. 1) - pick up every other week
Support for Fresh Access
You'll see our order forms give you the option of adding a donation to Fresh Access to your transaction. The Friends of Holcomb Farm provides more than 8 tons of healthy, chemical-free, fresh produce annually to people in need through its Fresh Access program. To learn more about Fresh Access, click here. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Our satisfied customers are our very best advertising. Can you help us spread the word about how great this place is? For every new customer you bring us, you will receive a coupon for $10-$20 off anything in our Farm Store! Here’s how it works: Tell your friends to mention you when they sign up for their Summer Shares. If they sign up for their share at www.holcombfarm.org, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell her who referred them. Alternatively, they can call the farm to sign-up for their share (860-844-8616) and tell Cathy directly. What’s the best (and easiest) way for you to help us spread the word? Pass on our emails. Share our Facebook posts. Talk about what being a shareholder means to you, in terms of health benefits, being a member of the Holcomb Farm community, and doing your part to help save the environment. For every Full-Share Shareholder you refer, we will give you a $20 coupon for our Farm Store; and for every Half-Share Shareholder you refer, we will give you a $10 coupon. Referrals must be new to Holcomb Farm.
Once you join our CSA, you are committing to the entire season. The CSA partnership sustains our farm. Therefore, we're sorry, but we cannot issue refunds.
SORRY - SOLD OUT!
November 2, 2019 - February 15, 2020
Monthly Farm Pick Up
We sell out of Winter CSA shares every year, so sign up now if you want your winter and holiday meals to be as fresh and local as your summer picnics!
As part of your share, you will receive orange carrots, rainbow carrots, red beets, golden beets, crushed tomatoes, potatoes, parsnips, celeriac, kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga, black radishes, watermelon radish, daikon radishes, sweet potatoes, onions, winter squash, cabbage, kale, collards, spinach, arugula, lettuce mix, baby kale, and much, much more.
There are five pick-ups, from November through February, with two scheduled right before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Few farms offer local produce all winter long. We are proud to provide our community with fresh, nutrient-dense veggies, grown without pesticides, even in the darkest, coldest months of winter.
Pick-Up Schedule, 2019 Season
#1: Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 am - 2 pm
#2: Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 am - 2 pm OR Tuesday, Nov. 26, 3pm - 6pm
#3: Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 am - 2 pm
#4 - Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 am - 2 pm
#5 - Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 am - 2 pm
Pick-Up Location: CSA Barn/Farm Store (either in the barn or in the heated greenhouse - we will notify you ahead of time!)
Can't pick up during your pick-up time? Let us know! Because these are root crops that store well, we can be flexible in arranging alternate pick up times.
Holcomb Farm is a Nonprofit CSA. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture; and it is the best way to support your local farm, save money, improve your health, and liven up your dinners. CSA members pay wholesale prices before the season begins, giving us the ability to purchase seeds, maintain equipment, and hire staff (thank you!). In return, you enjoy a full season’s worth of healthy produce at a reduced cost.
We select our seed varieties for flavor, eating quality, yield, and disease resistance. Because our members receive our produce directly from the farm, hours after it is picked, we do not have to select varieties for their ability to be shipped. This allows us to emphasize flavor over shelf life, and interest over uniformity.
No Chemicals. No Pesticides.
Another benefit we offer (and this is a BIG one): We use no chemicals – not even organically approved ones – as we feel they are toxic to pollinators, plants and people. As a result, our vegetables are cleaner, more nutrient-dense, and, believe it or not, more tasty. There’s a reason some of the area’s best restaurants carry Holcomb Farm produce on their menus: they’re delicious!
Taste the Difference. Make a Difference.
Lastly, here at Holcomb Farm, you get the added benefit of belonging to a nonprofit CSA. Our mission is not revenue-driven. Our mission is to utilize this historic farm and serve our community. One way we do this is by providing $25,000 worth of fresh produce to food-insecure families and to families facing a health crisis each year. You can feel really good about supporting our farm. Learn more about our Fresh Access program here.