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Holcomb Farm Learning Centers Inc

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113 Simsbury Road West Granby CT 06090 USA


To preserve, promote, and utilize an historic new england farm for food production, education, and responsible community use.


Holcomb farm's community supported agriculture program encourages healthy living to the public through the practice and promotion of the sustainable production of fresh produce for families in the greater hartford area, educating the public through the use of an historic new england farm. Every year the fresh access program provides over five tons of fresh produce to over 1300 people with limited access and dietary needs.

holcomb farm's property preservation program raises funding for capital improvements to the property in support of the mission and the ongoing programs.

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Holcomb Farm was transferred to the Town of Granby in 1990 from the University of Connecticut. It is a monument to Tudor and Laura Holcomb, one of Granby's pioneer families. A non-profit was formed -- Friends of Holcomb Farm -- which managed the property and offered programs since 1992. It evolved into the HF Learning Center and in 2010, with the acquisition of the HF CSA from the Hartford Food System, it was renamed Holcomb Farm, Inc. In 2012, a new relationship evolved with the Town to increase the programming and provide a stronger support system for the building and lands. HF Inc. continues to offer programs and operate the Farm, which benefits the CS membership and several food delivery charities in the Farmington Valley and Hartford. Volunteer opportunities are available with the farming operation, building maintenance, and land conservation activities. Call Jill Ford at 860-844-8616 for more information.

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Changing the overall support for the farm from the Town and members

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