That’s right, we are the PROUD owners of a brand new John Deere tractor! The farm has needed another tractor for quite some time but the need became mandatory last fall when one of the Farm’s two field tractors was put on a boat and sold to a gentleman in Uganda (a friend of the Farm had been generously lending us his tractor for years before deciding to sell – Thank you Bill R. for letting us use your tractor all these years!)
I’m proud not because of the age or color of the tractor but because it is hard earned and because what this purchase symbolizes. At times over the past few years I felt like the depleted British Army keeping the Nazi war machine at bay with pots and pans and a stiff upper lip, waiting for the Yanks to come join the fight. (a little too dramatic perhaps?)
Through the hard work of so many crew members and support of the good folks who join our CSA we’ve been able to make and save money over the past 3 years. Combining that with the knowledge gained from all of our experiments and observations the past few seasons and we are ready to kick things up a notch and invest in the present and future of the farm.
The seedling Greenhouse has been fired up, the first trays will be seeded on Friday and each week the farm crew is growing and putting in more hours. If you haven’t already, sign up for your share so you can be there when the fruit and vege starts to fly in mid-June!
SWEET POTATOES, SPINACH, CARROTS,
BABY KALE, POTATOES, SALAD MIX,
CRUSHED TOMATOES, TURNIPS, ARUGULA,
And we will have a well-stocked “SWAP BOX” available in case you want to exchange any item for something different.
The cost for this one-time sale is $50 (cash or check made out to “Holcomb Farm” – sorry, no credit cards yet.) Place your order in advance –quantities are limited – by emailing Joe the Farm Manager directly – firstname.lastname@example.org. Pick up will be at the CSA Barn at 111 Simsbury Rd. Simply bring payment when you come to pick up your veggies.
The pick up options are:
(as always we will do our best to accommodate those who can’t make one of these pick up
And finally a few words about PYO flowers……..
Thank you to everyone who replied, there was a lot of good feedback. And here is my feedback to your feedback:
113 Simsbury Road, West Granby, CT 06090