Barnyard Bull - News & Blog
Sign up for monthly Organic chicken distribution or you can purchase from our freezers, beginning in May!
Also, we can add chicken to our Meat CSA, either as an addition or another meat can be swapped out, so sign up and reserve your share now!
It's that exciting time of year again when the days are getting longer by three minutes, the sun is waking us sooner and we know the sap is going to run! We never feel quite prepared for the Maple season to begin but every year it comes upon us with relentless unpredictability, thanks to the quirky behavior of Mother Nature. This year we've been doing work on a sugarbush expansion, so our stress is greater than normal. As of today, we're all tapped in and ready to chase vacuum leaks up the mountain as they relentlessly appear. Our first boil was on February 20th but with our sugarbush facing North, we can be a couple days behind some other sugar makers. Mass Maple Weekend is the 18th and 19th of March and we'll be giving demonstrations in the sugarhouse both days from 10-4, we'll have horse drawn wagon/sleigh rides going on (check back for times) and some food sampling as well. Bring the family, visit the animals and see how Maple Syrup is made.
Hope to see you soon!
We hope this season has given you loads of enjoyment and relaxation.
To those of you who've asked about beef quarters, there are two available now. The cost of the quarter is $650 and will give you a couple boxes of delicious mixed cuts of our humanely raised, grass-fed and nutritious, Belted Galloway/Black Angus beef.
Our Meat CSA program is going strong and the option of joining and picking up a monthly mixed-meat share is available.
Keep in mind that we always have Maple Syrup, Maple Cream, nuts and candy at the farm store to fill all your Maple needs and wants.
This beautiful snow is allowing us give Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides this year, yay! Give a jingle for available days and times. Call or text Ruth @ 413-441-4597.
Warmest wishes to you in the New Year!
The Holiday Brook Farm crew
Beautiful, locally sourced Christmas Trees will be here the day after Thanksgiving! So come and visit the farm with your family and pick out your tree!
Open Tue-Sat 9-5 and Sundays 11-4 till Christmas!
Meat CSA is coming back to the farm! Here are the packages as I've created them, BUT, if you need a different selection of meats in your share, we can sculpt to fit your families needs. Meat cuts are farmers choice; based upon availability.
Pre-pay 3-month increments - Mix = beef/pork/lamb
10 pound mixed meat $95/month
15 pound mixed meat $135/month
20 pound mixed meat $175/month
25 pound mixed meat $210/month
Please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you started!
JOIN US! OCTOBER 29th at from 2pm to 7pm.
*We'll have FREE kids crafts and Felting demonstration going on from 2-5pm
*Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides from 2-5pm - $10/$5 kids
*Guide Nature Walk with Dicken from 4-5pm
*Jack O' Lantern lighting and judging - it's FREE to enter, anyone can do it!
Drop off your pumpkin the day before, at the farm. Winner will receive a gift certificate to the Holiday Brook Farm Store.
Petting barn will be open and we'll be grilling up some burgers too!
LET US HOST YOUR EVENT!
Holiday Brook Farm offers many different options for your casual or formal event needs. Catering facilitated by us, so it's one less thing for you to worry about. For large or small gatherings, we can work it out together and plan a party that fits your needs.
We also offer our Horse-drawn wagon tour as a fun and informative addition to your event.
Contact Ruth and let's get started planning your event!
Everyone had a great time last Saturday night for the Full Moon party! Jack Waldheim never fails to prove what an exceptional entertainer he is. Thanks, Jack!
We just filled our freezers with fresh PORK - all the cuts you love, including organs and fatback, and you can be sure they came from healthy and happy animals. Stop in and fill your freezers with this delicious meat!
We offer public farm tours as well as private tours by the hour with our team of beautiful black Percherons, Dan and Drake. Call for times or appointments - Ruth (413)441-4597 or Kate (401)465-9900