Having some real winter weather is kind of nice, though maybe not as nice as a warm spring day with blue skies and vibrant colors. The photo above was taken by our beloved crew member Hana (returning for her third year to work the fields in 2017). These beautiful roots and greens are a small […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Sunshine for a Snowy Day
Before I started farming, February was the longest, grimmest month. But as a Farmer it seems to be over in 2 weeks. You’re desperate to snag more rest before the season begins, but there are hours and hours of planning and ordering to do, one last Winter CSA pick up, wholesale orders and before you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Greenhouse Seeding Begins in 1 Month!!
No better time than an ice storm to talk about flowers and as I’m about to order the flower seeds for this coming season’s Pick Your Own, it’s time to ask for feedback. Did anyone take advantage of the drying flower bed and have some colorful dried Holcomb Farm bouquets in their house right now? […]Continue Reading... 16 Comments.
7 DAYS LEFT TO GET THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON THE 2017 CSA!!!!!!!! Click HERE for more info I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. Emma, Juniper and I have had a great time catching up with family, but after a week on the road I am itching to get back to the […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Winter is here, but so are 2017 CSA sign up discounts! Sign up before January 1st and save $25, click here for more info and to sign up. This is a busy week for us with our third Winter CSA Pick Up and a Holiday Market @ Lost Acres Vineyard (both are Saturday 10am to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 2017 CSA DISCOUNT (19 Days Left!!)
It is with heavy heart and full belly that I sign off on the last post of the season. It has been a pleasure writing for the farm once again and I sincerely hope you have found my posts informative and helpful. If you aren’t yet ready to say good-bye, it just so happens that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Last post–Leeks
CSA Tip–Blanch Your Greens Before They Wilt It is inevitable that at one time or another in the CSA season we are inundated with fresh greens. While this is a great reason to celebrate, it creates a challenge for the cook. Greens tend to wilt and lose nutrients very quickly, usually within 3 days. Thus […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh By Julie Wern–Week 19 Collard Greens
Holcomb Farm CSA is once again taking orders for farm-fresh turkeys from Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm in Moosup, CT. Ekonk Hill Farm raises their poultry from day old chicks, in open green pasture with free access to feed and shelter and full access to shelter, green grass and fresh air. For more information on Ekonk […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 2016 Fresh Turkeys – Orders Now Being Taken
Driving around this morning I was in awe at the beauty of fall all around me. Yet the feeling is bittersweet as I realize how much is lost as we move into this incredibly gorgeous season. The tomatoes and flowers and most summer crops are just about gone, but there is still plenty of sage […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern Week 18–Tatsoi
A Note on Raspberries The raspberry bushes are in peak form and yet we risk an autumn frost. Thus we have the privilege of being able to harvest a LOT of raspberries this week. There are two things I want to point out about the raspberries before you head out to the fields.Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
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