Barnyard Bull - News & Blog

Posted 10/13/2020 11:25am by Farmers.

The public response to our hay bale message going up in flames has been far beyond our expectations. What began as an oversized endorsement of our choice of candidates, has blossomed into an outpouring of support of incredible proportions. 

We’ve learned that a Go Fund Me has been started in our name and offers of help are streaming in. It’s hard to express the depth of our appreciation for all the folks who care about our farm and want to contribute. Our plan is to channel all funds to the local ACLU, and this is why:
"The ACLU is uniquely positioned to take action this unprecedented election, with offices in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico and with resource sharing to ensure voting rights advocacy and election protection nationwide."
If you feel compelled to contribute in the spirit of our message of “LOVE - UNITY - RESPECT”  then may we suggest that you do the same. 
"If you would like to support ACLU's work in Massachusetts and across the country you can make a donation at - there is currently a match that will double your donation. "
If you have problems voting or have additional questions, please call the national, non-partisan Election Protection hotline:
English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE(1-866-687-8683)
Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA(1-888-839-8682)
Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US(1-844-925-5287)
Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683
While we would love to respond to each person who has reached out to us to offer their support, there are just not enough hours. 
Going forward, we ask that you please VOTE and protect democracy now and for future generations. 
In gratitude, 
The Holiday Brook Farm Crew/Family


Posted 4/11/2020 10:53am by Farmers.

*During these difficult times of the Covid 19 crisis we are keeping the store closed to the public. We CAN however take orders for compost, straw, meat, maple, eggs and veggies/plants. We accept credit cards over the phone or you can use VENMO. We will leave your orders outside our back door on the table. Please text/call: 413-441-4597. Thank you and stay healthy!

Posted 3/19/2020 9:38am by Farmers.

We can offer free delivery for packages of $50 or more to anyone within a 10 mile radius who would like to purchase our Grass-fed beef, lamb, pastured pork, eggs and Maple syrup. Please call or text me at 413-441-4597 and we'll get it to you as soon as possible. Cards/Venmo are the only form of payment we are accepting at this time. Thank you!

Posted 3/13/2020 10:53am by Farmers.

 With the increase of COVID 19 and the closing of schools and events, we're making this choice to help reduce the rise and hope that as a community we can nip it as soon as possible, so that life can return to normal that much sooner. We hope to re-start the breakfasts when that happens. We'll keep you posted!

Posted 3/10/2020 3:38pm by Farmers.

Pancake breakfast buffet is back!

Saturdays and Sundays 8-1, through April 11th. Adults $13/kids 3-12 $8.

Each week we mix it up a bit for those customer who come every week.

We serve our own meats, fresh homemade pancakes, our delicious baked scrambled eggs, our Maple Cinnamon Applesauce and a mix of other side dishes which may be grits or our own Maple sausage bean casserole.

Come for a breakfast and walk around the farm and visit some cute farm animals. The young lambs are bouncing all over the place!

Posted 2/4/2020 11:22am by Farmers.

Holiday Brook Farm is a diverse farm located in central Berkshire county growing organic vegetables, grass-fed beef and lamb, pastured pigs, and laying hens. We make our own hay and compost. We are hiring crew members for the 2020 growing season to assist with our 5 acres of organic vegetable production from April/May through mid-October. We grow a diverse selection of vegetables for a small CSA, a farmers’ market and daily farm stand, as well as local restaurants.

Daily tasks would include seeding (both outside and in our greenhouse), weeding, watering, transplanting, pruning, trellising, mulching, harvesting, washing and prepping vegetables for market, maintaining our farm stand, and assisting at farmers markets. Occasional assistance with livestock will be required (egg collection, food/water, etc).

Applicants will be expected to:

  • Have a minimum of one season of farming experience, preferably with vegetables. 
  • Be in good physical shape and be able to lift 50lbs
  • Be able and willing to work in all weather conditions
  • Have a drivers’ license (experience driving a truck w/trailer a plus!)
  • Be able to take instruction and work productively by themselves or in a group
  • Handle equipment such as a walk-behind rototiller, weedwacker, lawn mower, etc

Along with a resume, please provide us with a brief essay of who you are and what motivates you to want to farm. The days are long, and the work is hard; we want to know why you are the right fit for this environment. 

Contact Information:

Kate Pike                                                                                              100 Holiday Cottage Rd                                                                      Dalton Ma 01226            

Posted 11/22/2019 9:46am by Farmers.

Fresh, local trees that smell divine!

$45 for 8 foot and under

$55 for over 8

We're here Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9-5 and on Sundays from Thanksgiving thru Christmas we're here from 11-4. Other afternoons just shoot a text if you want to come by 413*441*4597. See you at the farm!

Posted 4/18/2019 11:47am by Farmers.

Sunday ~ May 12, 2019 - Mother' Day Brunch at Cooper Barn

Two seatings by reservation only 10:00 and 12:30.

*Live music provided by the one and only Tom Corrigan

*Delicious brunch buffet featuring the farm's own bacon, sausage and   Maple Baked Ham

*Complimentary Mimosa with your meal

*Tractor drawn wagon ride to Cooper Barn (weather permitting)

Adults $32 and Kids 15 and under pay their age.

Call 413-684-0444 to reserve now!



Posted 3/20/2019 10:03am by Farmers.

Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm during Maple Sugaring season.

Pancake Breakfasts being served in our new dining area at the farm (the old store space - store now behind dining area). 

Our buffet will serve Pancakes - French toast - Eggs - Maple Bean/bacon casserole - breakfast sausage from the farm - and other chef inspired dishes that will change weekly. 

We'll be doing demonstrations in our sugar house and you can taste freshly made maple syrup! You can also visit our barn and see all the baby lambs hopping around, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses, mini pig "Sadie" and others. Walk off your pancakes with a hike around the beautiful farm road and trails.

Posted 10/31/2018 1:07pm by Farmers.

This year was SO WET that we weren't able to make the normal amount of dry hay. This means that we have already sold any available hay and do not have any extra to sell. If you're still in need of hay, we've heard that the farms in the Pioneer Valley have a good supply. We're crossing our fingers and hoping that we have enough to feed our own animals this year!