Spring springs eternal

The seed order is in and the Summer CSA shares are almost sold out (some still available at holcombfarm.org/join-our-csa). Plans for a full “Season of Celebrations” for the 30th anniversary of the Friends of Holcomb Farm, are well underway.

Holcomb Farm preserved

One of the Friends’ strategic goals is to “grow the growing season,” and in New England that means greenhouses aka hoophouses. In February 2019, Mother Nature decided to challenge that goal with 70 mph winds, which took down what was then our beloved Greenhouse #6 (GH6), home to our best chemical-free spinach.

Celebrating the success

On a lovely—if too dry—August morning, members of the Friends of Holcomb Farm gathered in the fields east of Simsbury Road, overlooking the farmland, to celebrate the successes of the past year and share plans for the future.

Spotlight on Joe O’Grady

Joe O’Grady joined the Friends of Holcomb Farm as its Farm Manager in 2014. Together with his partner Emma and their two children Juniper and Willow (who both were born right in the old farmhouse, as we suspect were Tudor and Laura Holcomb, more than a century prior), they have quickly emerged as important, active members of the Granby community.