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Posted 3/11/2015 10:54am by Dicken Crane.

Maple Weekend is coming, March 21-22! We will be OPEN on Saturday and Sunday, 10-4, for demonstrations, tastings, farm tours/walks and you can also visit the animals! 

Sugarhouses will be open to visitors, and restaurants around Massachusetts and will feature menu items made with 100% pure Massachusetts maple syrup. Buy Massachusetts maple products. Learn more about how Massachusetts maple products are made. Cook with Massachusetts maple products. Learn more about maple syrup grades. Make your own Massachusetts maple syrup. Learn more about the nutritional value of maple syrup.

From late February through early April, farmers in nearly every hill town village in Massachusetts honor an old New England tradition. They take to the woods with buckets, tubing and drills to gather the sap from sugar maple trees, boiling it down to pure maple syrup. Sugaring is the first sign of the annual agricultural awakening. Old-man winter disappears in puffs of sweet steam from weather-beaten sugar houses. The warmth of the evaporator and the aroma of hot syrup contrast with the lingering chill outside. It's time for maple syrup poured over pancakes or waffles in a farm kitchen. Or for hot, thickened syrup dribbled over a pan of clean snow to make a rich taffy, called "sugar on snow." Our Massachusetts sugar houses welcome visitors to share the joy of the first true "rite of spring."

 

Posted 1/23/2015 11:31am by Ruth Crane.

Would you like to purchase a succulent whole lamb to stock your freezer? It's time!

You will receive: ground meat, stew chunks, leg of lamb roast, and much-loved lamb chops. The quantity of meat that you end up with is between 15 - 20 lbs. for a whole lamb at $12/lb. This is a nice savings over purchasing all of the cuts individually.

And remember - these animals are NEVER given any hormones or antibiotics and are always fed fresh, pesticide-free grass/hay with a little bit of organic grain. We have (4) available, so please call or email us to reserve your lamb now.

Call: (413)441-4597 or email: ruth@holidaybrookfarm.com

Thanks much and keep warm!

Posted 12/19/2014 2:56pm by Dicken Crane.

Thank you to everyone who came by the farm to buy their Christmas tree; we have sold out not once, but twice! It's never too late, though, to stop by and pick up some Maple Syrup for those last minute holiday gifts. :)

Hold on to your hat, it's getting blustery out there!

 

Posted 11/25/2014 12:44pm by Ruth Crane.

Greetings All ~

I hope everyone is ready for the incoming snow tomorrow; I know that many of us have mixed emotions about that!

Our bulk meat packages are selling well and we've had great feedback on them. We are approaching a beef shortage due to difficulties getting appointments with slaughter houses, but we are hoping that this situation will be remedied soon. Fingers crossed. There may be some additional bulk purchasing options coming soon, so I'll keep you posted.

We have a question for you now - who would be interested in Free-Range, Organic (or not, you tell me) chickens next year? If interested, would you want to order Organic for about $5/lb or non-organic for $4/lb, both would still be free-range, hormone/antibiotic free, all natural, etc. The difference between Organic or non is the feed; Organic feed is GMO-free and much more expensive. Please let us know your thoughts.

CHRISTMAS TREES are available as of today -they are $40 each- any size, and they are all very nicely shaped/pretty trees. They came from a tree farm in Worthington and were just cut on Saturday, so they are FRESH. Come visit and feed the animals, take a stroll around and pick out your tree!

All of us at the farm wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Posted 11/25/2014 11:51am by Dicken Crane.

Come pick out your tree, take a walk around the farm and even feed the animals!

 

Posted 11/1/2014 11:11am by Dicken Crane.

 

Posted 8/20/2014 2:20pm by Dicken Crane.

Don't forget!

Posted 7/29/2014 4:47pm by Dicken Crane.

Pick up some Jus' Jerky PET TREATS  for your dog today!

 

Posted 7/22/2014 11:09am by Dicken Crane.

Stop in, grab some vegetables, wander around to see the animals and just enjoy your visit. We look forward to seeing you!