Summer is Here—Visit Our Farm Store
After months and months of hard work in the “off” season, our amazing Farm Crew was excited to open the Farm Store to the public on June 14, and to welcome Summer 2022 CSA members to the farm. Come see all we have to offer. The Farm Store at Holcomb Farm, 111 Simsbury Road, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—all summer long and well into the fall. You do not need to be a CSA member to shop at the store, and we carry products from a number of other local farms and food purveyors, so it is a convenient way to shop local for food. A full list of products we carry is available at holcombfarm.org/one-stop-shopping/
Enjoy a Guided Tour of our Award-Winning Tree Trail at our Annual Meeting!
Members, mark your calendars! If you’re not a member yet, now is a good time to join – go to holcombfarm.org to learn how to join a great group of people in support of a great cause. The Friends of Holcomb Farm will host its annual meeting on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. with tours of the Holcomb Tree Trail beforehand. Park at the main farm complex and walk across the street to the Holcomb Tree Trail. We will provide rides up the hill to those in need of assistance. Seating will be provided. We look forward to celebrating our accomplishments, recognizing all who have given so much time and energy to the farm this year, and sharing our plans for the year ahead. Watch our website for more information.
All Are Welcome to Hike Our Trails
As part of Connecticut Trails Day, the Friends of Holcomb Farm hosted a hike of the Holcomb Tree Trail. Seventeen people participated, 12 of whom were first time visitors. We love to share this beautiful trail with friends old and new, and Trails Day is a great day to do it each year. This event is most certainly not the only day to enjoy our trails, though. Both the Holcomb Tree Trail and our woodland trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk daily. Visit our website to obtain a trail map and to sign up to receive emails about periodic guided hikes. Follow the Friends of Holcomb Farm on Facebook and Instagram for news from the trails.
Salmon Brook Footbridge
The Friends of Holcomb Farm has formed a committee to evaluate options for restoring a Salmon Brook footbridge to return access to the western trails after the previous bridge was washed out by high water last fall. Stay tuned.