A Historic New England Farm

A Place to Grow Since 1756

A Pesticide-Free CSA

Taste the Difference. Make a Difference.

A Place to Hike or Ride

312 Acres of Open Space and 10+ Miles of  Hiking and Horseback Riding Trails

A Friend to Neighbors in Need

We Donate Six Tons of Produce Annually

More than a Farm Store

One-Stop Shopping for Local Foods & Gifts

A Key Ingredient for Top Chefs

Award-Winning Chefs Serve Holcomb Farm Produce

A Place to Celebrate

Hold Your Special Event at Holcomb Farm

SUMMER 2023 SHARES NOW ON SALE!

Enjoy nutrient-rich, delicious produce, grown locally, without chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and save money, too. Our vegetables are harvested at peak ripeness and washed for your convenience. We also offer pick-your-own vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. 

Don't delay! Our Summer Shares tend to sell out quickly! Order yours soon so you don't miss out!

SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF HOLCOMB FARM

The Friends of Holcomb Farm is a nonprofit organization, led by an all-volunteer board of directors, that oversees all the work it takes to keep this farm thriving. By joining or renewing your membership (through a gift of $25 or more), you will support the work we do. In turn, you will receive the gift of engagement and connection with this special place that has been described as the "jewel of Granby" -- Holcomb Farm.

 

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We are heartbroken to report that someone has torn sprigs of winterberry from shrubs on the Holcomb Tree Trail. First off, it is illegal to remove vegetation from open space land. Second, this property is preserved land – protected from development not only for human enjoyment, but for the benefit of the plants and animals that live there. Winterberry is a native shrub that provides nectar and pollen for bees and beneficial insects in the summer and is one of the only food sources for hungry birds in the coldest months of winter.

We agree that its berries are beautiful, but please: plant a winterberry shrub in your own yard, where it will brighten your winter landscape and attract many species of birds. When visiting Holcomb Farm, or any other open space land, please take nothing but pictures. (And friends, if you see anyone helping themselves to the plants at Holcomb Farm, please notify us. Thank you.)
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We are heartbroken to report that someone has torn sprigs of winterberry from shrubs on the Holcomb Tree Trail. First off, it is illegal to remove vegetation from open space land. Second, this property is preserved land – protected from development not only for human enjoyment, but for the benefit of the plants and animals that live there. Winterberry is a native shrub that provides nectar and pollen for bees and beneficial insects in the summer and is one of the only food sources for hungry birds in the coldest months of winter. 
 
We agree that its berries are beautiful, but please: plant a winterberry shrub in your own yard, where it will brighten your winter landscape and attract many species of birds. When visiting Holcomb Farm, or any other open space land, please take nothing but pictures. (And friends, if you see anyone helping themselves to the plants at Holcomb Farm, please notify us. Thank you.)Image attachment

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The same was reported to have happened on walking trails in Simsbury. So frustrating!

So sorry to see this! While it can be tempting, always respect and protect preserved and public open spaces. Most of your neighbors will share if you ask!

Same in Simsbury.

Where could one find winter berry bushes to plant? And how do you know if you have female/male bushes?

You'll need to plant a Male and a Female for the Female to send out Berries.

Torn sprigs?

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