Friends of Holcomb Farm

Friends of Holcomb Farm volunteers have been busy all year expanding the Holcomb Tree Trail and enhancing the miles of trails throughout our woodlands; and the community has noticed.

Unexpected foliage find

Victoria and Yelena Kiriyan found this giant puffball mushroom in the beautiful fall foliage. It’s edible and a great addition to pizza.

Taco Slaw Skillet

I adapted this month’s recipe from one I found on Peaceloveandlowcarb.com—it’s super easy and a one-pan wonder, my favorite thing. It is also fantastic as a leftover as the cabbage stays crunchy, as long as you don’t overcook it.

Granby Strikes Back!

Under clear blue skies on Nov. 7, nine intrepid Granby volunteers bravely strode into the prickers and vines at Holcomb Farm. Armed with loppers, shovels, pruners, saws and grim good humor, they hacked through multiple layers of robust invasives accustomed to frolicking freely and smothering native trees and shrubs.

Help us provide food to families in need

November is typically when we hold our annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction, our single largest fundraiser in support of Fresh Access, through which Holcomb Farm grows and distributes produce to people in need in Granby and the greater Hartford Region. But, of course, there is nothing typical about 2020: so, no Harvest Dinner fundraiser this year.

Expert Advice, Day of Action: Saturday Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to noon

This month the NOT WANTED campaign is sponsoring the first in a series of events to remove invasive plants from a visible public site in town. It will be a safe and family-friendly event with tools and expertise provided.

Friends of Holcomb Farm

If you Google “farming in November,” you will find lots of interesting descriptors: a time of transitions, a time for gleaning, a time to take stock. At Holcomb Farm, our strategic focus on “growing the growing season” means that while the last CSA summer share has been distributed, and the retail farm store has closed for the year, the farming continues.