FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER CSA STARTS JUNE 14!
Summer CSA Shareholders, our 20-week CSA Season opens on June 14! Come anytime June 14-June 18, between 10 am and 6 pm, to pick up your share. The CSA Barn is located at 111 Simsbury Road. All you need to do check in at the desk and select your veggies! We'll have someone there to answer any questions you have. We can't wait to see you there!
If you had hoped to participate this year's Summer CSA but missed out, don't worry! There will be plenty of opportunities to share the harvest! We hope you will:
Sign up for email notifications from us. That way we can let you know about any special sales we're holding this spring and summer...and you'll be the first to know when sales of next year's shares go on sale.
Shop at our Farm Store, which is open to all, 5 days a week. In addition to our amazing produce, we sell a range of locally-sourced items in our Farm Store. The store opens for the season on June 14th. (Hours are Tues. - Sat., 10 am - 6 pm)
Don't Miss Our Spring Plant Sales
May 6 and 7
Our annual Plant and Seedling Sale is so popular that we’ve decided to host two of them this year! The first will be on Mother’s Day weekend and will feature mainly hardy veggie plants, herbs, and flowers. Give your mom a lasting gift that will make her smile all summer long. This sale will be held May 6 and May 7, from 10 am to 6 pm, at our Farm Store – 111 Simsbury Road in West Granby. Shop local, make Mom happy, be a hero – all with a quick stop at Holcomb Farm.
May 20 and 21
Part 2 of our annual Plant and Seedling Sale will take place on May 20 and 21 from 10 am to 6 pm. Here, in addition to some of the veggies, flowers, and herbs we’ll be selling earlier in the month, we will introduce some summer-lovin’ big boys like melons, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, and basil. Whether you’re planning to plant a full veggie garden or a few pots of herbs on the patio, Holcomb Farm is where you’ll want to start. Come see us on May 20 and 21 from 10 am to 6 pm, at our Farm Store – 111 Simsbury Road in West Granby.
Why Join Our CSA?
Holcomb Farm is a nonprofit CSA that farms without chemicals or pesticides -- not even organically approved ones. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and it is the best way to support your local farm, save money, improve your health, and liven up your dinners. CSA members pay wholesale prices before the season begins, giving us the ability to purchase seeds, maintain equipment, and hire staff (thank you!). In return, you enjoy a full season’s worth of healthy produce at a reduced cost.
We select our seed varieties for flavor, eating quality, yield, and disease resistance. Because our members receive our produce directly from the farm, hours after it is picked, we do not have to select varieties for their ability to be shipped. This allows us to emphasize flavor over shelf life, and interest over uniformity.
Lastly, you get the added benefit of belonging to a nonprofit farm. Our mission is not revenue-driven. Our mission is to utilize this historic farm and serve our community.
We sell out of Winter CSA shares every year, so sign up early if you want your winter and holiday meals to be as fresh and local as your summer picnics! As part of your share, you will receive orange carrots, rainbow carrots, red beets, golden beets, potatoes, celeriac, kohlrabi, turnips, black radishes, watermelon radish, daikon radishes, sweet potatoes, onions, winter squash, cabbage, kale, collards, spinach, arugula, lettuce mix, baby kale, and much, much more -- all grown without chemicals.
There typically are six pick-ups, from November through February, with two scheduled right before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Few farms offer local produce all winter long. We are proud to provide our community with fresh, nutrient-dense veggies even in the darkest, coldest months of winter.
Enjoy fresh produce, grown without chemicals, and save money in the process. We grow nearly every vegetable that will grow in this climate, and we offer them to you in full-and half-shares. A full share will provide at least enough veggies for a family of four each week, and our season runs for 20 weeks, starting in mid-June and running through late October. Have questions about belonging to a CSA? Click HERE to learn more. Curious to learn more about our growing methods? Click HERE.
Summer Farm Shares - Pick-up on the Farm
Come to the Farm each week and collect your share of the bounty, harvested at peak ripeness and washed for your convenience. Pick your own vegetables, fruits and herbs, as well -- and cut your own flowers! Pick up whenever is most convenient for you: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Summer West Hartford Delivery
For the convenience of our friends from afar, we offer weekly delivery to West Hartford. Pick up your CSA share at the Unitarian Meeting House, 50 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, on Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm. Full share pick-ups are every week. Half share pick-ups are every other week.
Once you join our CSA, you are committing to the entire season. The CSA partnership sustains our farm. Therefore, we're sorry, but we cannot issue refunds.
You'll see our order forms give you the option of adding a donation to Fresh Access to your transaction. This year, with the support of people like you, the Friends of Holcomb Farm provided more than 12 tons of healthy, chemical-free, fresh produce annually to approximately 3,500 people in need through our Fresh Access program. To learn more about Fresh Access, click here. We thank you in advance for your generosity.