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Holcomb Tree Trail Receives Prestigious “Civic Improvement Commendation” from the Garden Club of America

It was not long ago that the East fields of Holcomb Farm – the 100-acre hill across the street from the main farm complex – was an overgrown pasture thick with oriental bittersweet, wild grapes, Japanese barberry, and multiflora rose. Then, in October of 2018, members of the all-volunteer Friends of Holcomb Farm came together …

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University of St. Joseph Students to Create Documentary Film on Fresh Access

Students and faculty in the digital media program at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford are creating a documentary film about Holcomb Farm’s Fresh Access program. They are interviewing people who have been involved in the growth of the Fresh Access program since its inception, including First Selectman and former Friends of Holcomb …

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It Takes a Village!

Thralls Donate 1100+ Pounds of Fruit While the wet summer has not been great for vegetable growing, it has been super for fruit, and the bounty at the Thrall Family Homestead Farm in neighboring Windsor was overflowing. What to do? Friend and neighbor Sarah Thrall called and said “come on over and pick what you …

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No Harvest Dinner

With the delta variant taking its toll, we have made the tough decision, again this year, to forgo the Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction fund raising event for the Fresh Access Program. Still, our work goes on, uninterrupted, and people who otherwise would not have access to fresh local produce do, because of the Friends …

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Hurricanes Flood Farm

Dear Readers, Please stop dancing! Signed, Joe the Holcomb Farm Farmer In the May 2021 Drummer, we spoke of the continuing drought conditions in our region and encouraged believers to embrace the practices of our indigenous peoples and do a rain dance. Well, that was then, and this is now. On top of a normally …

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