Friends of Holcomb Farm

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Many area residents got a head start with help from the Holcomb Farm CSA and Farm Store’s two plant sales this spring! Photo by Joe O’Grady

Growing for good

As you talk to your neighbors about their gardens this summer, don’t be surprised if a number of them say they got their start at the Friends’ May Plant sales. This year we held two separate events; one on Mother’s Day—for obvious reasons, and another a couple weeks later when the weather was finally warming up. Thanks to all who came and supported the sales, and please share your harvest, when the time comes. You will taste and feel the difference!

Environmental winners on Earth Day

The Friends fielded (see what I did there?) two teams for the Granby Education Foundation’s Gran-Bee event this year, which coincided with Earth Day, and winners they were! Three Friends of Holcomb Farm—members of our amazing Farm Crew—took time off from planting and gave the eventual winners a real challenge, but were ultimately bested by the Holcomb Tree Trail team, Grand Champions of the Gran-Bee for 2022. Congratulations to all, and thanks to the GEF for a fun event, and for all they do to support education in our town.

Speaking of the Tree Trail

Also on Earth Day, April 22, we finally had a chance to formally dedicate the Tree Trail kiosk, made possible through a donation from the Granby Lions Club. Tree Trail volunteers welcomed Lions Club members to thank them for the club’s generous contribution to the construction of the kiosk. The front of the kiosk has a map of the trail, and the back contains what will be rotating panels of seasonal information regarding the flora and fauna one might encounter and the biological processes that occur in such an environment.

The next day, approximately 50 people gathered for a walk on the Holcomb Tree Trail. After a stop at the kiosk to learn a bit about photosynthesis, Jack Lareau, Eric Lukingbeal, Shirley Murtha and Walt Zultowski led the hikers and were available to answer their questions. The hikers ranged in age from toddlers to senior citizens and were from Granby and surrounding towns.

Store’s Opening!

Finally, don’t miss the Farm Store opening June 14, and continuing Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October. You do not need to be a CSA member to shop at the store, and we carry products from a number of other local producers, so it is a convenient way to shop local for food. A full list of products we carry is available on our website,

The Farm Store at Holcomb Farm will open for the season on June 14. You do not need to be a CSA member to shop at the store! Photo by Joe O’Grady