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

SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF HOLCOMB FARM

The Friends of Holcomb Farm is a nonprofit organization that oversees the work it takes to keep this farm thriving. By donating to the Friends, you: support sustainable farming and land conservation; help neighbors in need; support local farms and farmers; and play a role in making sure this historic farm remains a part of Granby’s rural landscape.

SUPPORT FRESH ACCESS

As our nation's battle against COVID-19 continues, the effects are far-reaching. Unemployment, sickness, and the closing of schools have made feeding a family difficult for many. To meet this increased need, we doubled the amount of produce we provided to social service agencies and area nonprofits through Fresh Access this year. But we're not out of the woods yet.

If you are able, please consider donating to the Friends of Holcomb Farm's Fresh Access program.

A Message from our Board Of Directors

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12 hours ago

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Fava beans are such a delicacy and only around for such a short time. These beans, also known as “broad beans” are most common in European cooking, most notably, Italian. Despite the work needed to process these odd looking beans they are indeed delicious.
The easiest way to cook these are by shelling them from their pods and then peeling back the light green outer casing on the bean itself. You can also blanch them, similar to almond blanching and this will speed up the peeling process.
Sautéed Fava beans with garlic, (perhaps substitute with some fresh scapes?!?) oil and some cilantro is a very classic recipe. They are also extremely easy to make into a purée or add to a pasta dish for some more protein.
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Fava beans are such a delicacy and only around for such a short time. These beans, also known as “broad beans” are most common in European cooking, most notably, Italian. Despite the work needed to process these odd looking beans they are indeed delicious. 
The easiest way to cook these are by shelling them  from their pods and then peeling back the light green outer casing on the bean itself. You can also blanch them, similar to almond blanching and this will speed up the peeling process. 
Sautéed Fava beans with garlic, (perhaps substitute with some fresh scapes?!?) oil and some cilantro is a very classic recipe. They are also extremely easy to make into a purée or add to a pasta dish for some more protein.

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And they go well with Chianti....

I don’t peel them. I fry them in butter and enjoy a chewy layer surrounding that creamy, creamy inside. My absolute favorite (and that’s saying something)!

Thank you for this post. I appreciate it.

2 days ago

Holcomb Farm

Meet your Farmers! (Pt. 4)
Meet Cooper! This is Cooper’s first season at Holcomb Farm but most definitely not his first introduction to agriculture! He graduated from UCONN in 2020 with a degree in Environmental Science. He has worked on numerous farms, as well as community gardens and we welcome his knowledge and skill he brings to work every day. Cooper grew up in North Granby and is no stranger to the beauty that Granby and Holcomb Farm holds. He noted that he loves the specific location of the farm and even how our satellite field, on Wells road, seems to have an uncanny beauty to it.
Farmer Fun Fact: For some of his time as a student at UCONN he worked on the student farm there, he also was heavily involved with the climbing team during his time as a student.
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Meet your Farmers! (Pt. 4)
Meet Cooper! This is Cooper’s first season at Holcomb Farm but most definitely not his first introduction to agriculture! He graduated from UCONN in 2020 with a degree in Environmental Science. He has worked on numerous farms, as well as community gardens and we welcome his knowledge and skill he brings to work every day. Cooper grew up in North Granby and is no stranger to the beauty that Granby and Holcomb Farm holds. He noted that he loves the specific location of the farm and even how our satellite field, on Wells road, seems to have an uncanny beauty to it. 
Farmer Fun Fact: For some of his time as a student at UCONN he worked on the student farm there, he also was heavily involved with the climbing team during his time as a student.

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One of my favorite Granby farmers!

Love that so many Granby kids are having the opportunity to explore their “granby roots” in this way.

Hi Cooper!

Hello Cooper🌳

4 days ago

Holcomb Farm

Meet your Farmers! (Pt. 3)
Meet Kimberly! Kimberly joined our crew seamlessly after just recently graduating from Uhart this past May. She received a BFA in print making and minored in ceramics. Previously Kimberly had worked at two other farms and we are so thankful for her wealth of experience. Her favorite vegetable to harvest and eat are snap peas.
Farmer Fun Fact: Kimberly’s passion for farming, goes hand in hand with her love of art so you can often see her on crew breaks sketching flowers, vegetables or even the farm cat, Cassie. #UHart #newmembers #crew #teammates
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Meet your Farmers! (Pt. 3)
Meet Kimberly! Kimberly joined our crew seamlessly after just recently  graduating from Uhart this past May. She received a BFA in print making and minored in ceramics. Previously Kimberly had worked at two other farms and we are so thankful for her wealth of experience. Her favorite vegetable to harvest and eat are snap peas. 
Farmer Fun Fact: Kimberly’s passion for farming, goes hand in hand with her love of art so you can often see her on crew breaks sketching flowers, vegetables or even the farm cat, Cassie. #UHart #newmembers #crew #teammates
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