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Friends of Holcomb Farm Hold Annual Meeting

By Trish Percival | September 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

by Shirley Murtha It was masked and socially distant, but the annual meeting of the Friends of Holcomb Farm was held on August 16 in a spot with a beautiful view on the Tree Trail across the road from the main campus of the farm. After a brief walk lead by Eric Lukingbeal, Friends president …

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Friends of Holcomb Farm to Benefit from Auction of Painting by Local Artist

By Trish Percival | August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fine artist Kate Emery is auctioning an original oil painting to benefit the Friends of Holcomb Farm, a Granby-based organization devoted to preserving historic farmland and utilizing sustainable farming methods to feed local families and help neighbors in need. The landscape painting, Holcomb Farm – East Fields View, depicts the antique house and barn on …

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News from the Friends of Holcomb Farm – June 2020

By Trish Percival | May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on News from the Friends of Holcomb Farm – June 2020

VICTORY FARMING IN GRANBY This spring, the greenhouses full of seedlings and the freshly turned soil of the Salmon Brook flood plains of Holcomb Farm are providing a sense of normalcy in these unsettled times. Just as people turned to growing their own victory gardens in times of war, our community is counting on Granby’s …

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Farm Staff 2020 – Meet the Young Farmers – by Shirley Murtha

By Trish Percival | May 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Farm Staff 2020 – Meet the Young Farmers – by Shirley Murtha

It was a lovely March day; Tom and Jesse were finishing up their work and happy to take a few moments to introduce themselves. Tom Spatcher and Jesse Parker are starting their fourth and second years, respectively, as Farmer Joe O’Grady’s right-hand men. They work all winter, maintaining the greenhouses and packing orders of winter …

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Friends Enjoy Harvest Dinner and Auction

By Trish Percival | November 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Friends Enjoy Harvest Dinner and Auction

Almost 100 friends of Holcomb Farm filled the gorgeous new Gallery at Metro Bis in November to relish expertly-prepared food, bid on donated items, and enjoy the community spirit of so many who make it possible for the Friends of Holcomb Farm’s Fresh Access program to continue to provide fresh, local produce to those otherwise …

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Harvest Dinner Tickets Go on Sale October 1

By Trish Percival | August 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Harvest Dinner Tickets Go on Sale October 1

The 2018 Harvest Dinner & Auction to benefit Fresh Access will be held at Metro Bis Restaurant on Saturday, November 3. Click HERE for further details and to order your tickets!

Open Farm Day September 15

By Trish Percival | August 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Open Farm Day September 15

Be sure to include Holcomb Farm on your list of places to visit on Granby’s Open Farm Day, September 15th. Julie Wern will be doing a cooking demo with produce from the Farm at 12:30, and there will be a “Tools of the Trade” Show and Tell at 10:30 and 2:30 where Farmer Joe O’Grady …

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