Fresh Access Accomplishments and Plans
Holcomb Farm’s Fresh Access program prospered in 2014, supplying over 10,000 pounds of fresh, chemical-free vegetables to those who cannot access them readily.
Fresh Access provided substantial pounds of produce to the Granby Senior Center and the Hispanic Health Council in Hartford. These vegetables included lettuce, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, potatoes, cabbage, zucchini, chard, hot peppers and much more.
But that's not all. The program made many contributions to Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen at Granby's South Congregational Church, which provides a weekly open community meal. And, Fresh Access also made a very large produce donation to an agency which partners with Food Share, an entity that works to alleviate hunger in Greater Hartford. In 2015, we aim to expand this program.
Support for Fresh Access
A lively group came to the table at Holcomb Farm’s annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction in November, celebrating the spirit of our community and helping feed hungry families. At his Metro Bis Restaurant, Chef Chris Prosperi prepared a superb, gourmet feast incorporating our farm vegetables.
Thanks to volunteers, donors and bidders, the silent auction yielded substantial proceeds—about $5,000—which will be dedicated entirely to Fresh Access undertakings. Neighbors outbid neighbors and went home with many coveted items, from stays at lodges to local pottery. Further impressive proceeds were derived from dinner ticket sales, given Metro Bis's moderate charge for our feast. Thank you, Metro Bis, for your generous support.
How else can you support Fresh Access now? Donations are always encouraged; simply use the orange "donate" button at www.holcombfarm.org/freshaccess or mail in your contribution. In doing so, you will be part of a community of supporters—the Granby Community Fund, churches, other non-profits and many individual donors.