Location: Holcomb Farm
Holcomb Farm, founded in 1719, provides fresh, pesticide-free produce through its Community Supported Agriculture and Fresh Access programs. Visitors enjoy special events, educational programming, and expansive grounds. Its hiking trails are open to the public, dawn to dusk daily.
Touring the farm, I delighted in seeing where that transformative produce comes from--from the tomato hoophouse, to beds of cabbage, and even seedlings still waiting to be planted. We watched as members flocked to the pick-your-own fields for everything from green beans to raspberries. We also, however, saw parts of the farm that don't fit in my canvas tote bag: The farm's history stretches back to 1719. The sprawling 367 acre grounds include an extensive trail system open to the public. The farm further makes a concerted effort to reach beyond itself, supplying fresh pesticide-free produce to people in need through its Fresh Access program.
The day, like our weekly bag of produce, was full of unexpected delights. I rode on a truck bed, picked a sunflower, and tasted cabbage still sandy from the field.
Cooked carrots are my favorite vegetable, but that cabbage is a close second.
- Molly FitzMaurice
- Truck Road
- The Stream
- Pick-Your-Own Sunflowers
- Sam, Molly, and Emily
- Hand-Painted Signs
- Muddy Field
- Fresh Acces
- Campers Prepare to Race
- Sam and Molly in Tomato Hoophouse
- Tomato Rows
- Paul Captures Tomatoes
- Tomato Tangle
- Bee Conference
- Ben and Greg on the Trail
- Greg and Bill Bentley
- Bumper Sticker
Interviewers: Molly FitzMaurice, Greg Hill
Videographers: Emily Kwong, Ben Gordon, Paul Pfeffer
Photographer: Kat Amershadian
Editor: Molly FitzMaurice
Animator: Sam Hockaday
Director of Educational Services: Donna Sodipo
Manager of Educational Services: Paul Pfeffer
Director of Online Services: Derrick Ellis
Web Designer: Lauren Nauheimer
Many thanks to Jill Ford and the Holcomb Farm Staff.
To learn more visit http://www.holcombfarm.com