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Winter 2020-2021 CSA - Sign Up Now!
November 6, 2020 - February 12, 2021
We sell out of Winter CSA shares every year, so sign up early 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, celeriac, kohlrabi, turnips, 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.
Order online for $385 or order by cash or check for $375. (Our online price is higher to help us subsidize the cost of processing.) Payment by check can be mailed to us or dropped off in our Farm Store (open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm). Please print and attach this Sign up Sheet 2020-2021 to your order! Or order online, using the button below.
Pick-up at the CSA Barn/Farm Store (either in the barn or in the heated greenhouse - we will notify you ahead of time!)
Friday, November 6 from 12-5pm OR Saturday, November 7 from 10am -2pm
Saturday, November 21, 10am -2pm OR Tuesday, November 24, 12-6pm
Friday, December 18, 12-5pm OR Saturday, December 19, 10am -2pm
Friday, January 15, 12-5pm OR Saturday January, 16, 10 to 2
Friday, February 12, 12-5pm OR Saturday February, 13th, 10am -2pm
Can't get here during one of the pick-up windows? Let us know. Because these are root crops that store well, we can be flexible in arranging alternate pick-up times.
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.
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.
If you'd like to be notified when sign-ups for our Summer 2021 CSA Shares open, please email Farmer Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You still can purchase Holcomb Farm produce in our Farm Store, open 5 days a week through October 31.
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.
Summer 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.
Summer Workplace Shares
Employees at participating businesses get 20 weeks' worth of freshly picked vegetables delivered right to their workplace. Interested in starting a Workplace Share Program where you work? Email Joe O'Grady, Farm Manager, at email@example.com.
Summer 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.
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.