Born and raised in Ohio, new Friends of Holcomb Farm board member Amy Eisler moved to West Hartford in 2005 with her husband and three young daughters. Having been involved with CSAs wherever she has lived, it didn’t take her too long to discover Holcomb Farm here in Granby. The family joined the CSA in 2008.
Eisler notes, “I love everything about Holcomb: the physical setting, the land and history, the community, and of course, the produce.” She recently retired from her work as the manager of her husband’s medical practice in Vernon. Being an empty nester (their daughters have all grown up and moved out), she found herself with a lot of time on her hands and decided to help support the Friends of the farm, where she expects to be involved in several aspects of the organization. She especially hopes to organize and expand the volunteer program, believing that there are many people in Granby and surrounding towns whose energy could be channeled in ways that would help the Farm and the community. Her previous careers as a social worker in both non-profit and private sectors is certainly a useful tool for achieving this goal.
Living at home with Eisler in West Hartford is her husband Jesse and Laurie, their 11-year-old German shepherd. Daughter Maya is an engineer in San Francisco; Liana is in college in New York City; and Ruby is in college in Madison, Wisconsin.
In her private time, Eisler likes to garden, hike and read. The Friends of Holcomb Farm are excited to welcome her to the board.