Barnyard Bull - News & Blog

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! 

Posted 10/10/2018 2:32pm by Farmers.

Yes, we're still gladly taking your loose leaves to add to our compost making mix. What has changed is that the site is moving - beginning on 10-20-18, you will drive past the usual compost driveway and continue on Route 9 for about another 1/2 mile and turn in at the Dalton Hardwood sign on your left. Follow the signs to the drop-off area. 

Thanks so much for all your leaves and cooperation!

Remember: please, NO bags and NO brush (you can bring your brush to Covanta in Pittsfield, on Hubbard Ave).

Posted 10/10/2018 2:28pm by Farmers.

There are so many ways to use Maple Syrup that you may not have thought of. Follow the link below for some recipes compiled by Epicurious, I can't wait to start trying them myself.

This time of year I'm always looking for some new recipes and reasons to turn  on the oven and take the chill off. You'll find a bunch of warming recipes here, as well as some on the cool side. Enjoy!

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/recipe-ideas-for-maple-syrup-gallery

Posted 3/22/2018 2:28pm by Farmers.

Heritage breed, pasture raised, clean, (no antibiotics or growth hormones) PORK! We will have pork available in either whole, half, hams or cuts coming in next week. If you'd like to place an order for any special cuts or bulk purchase, please let us know ASAP - all whole or half MUST be pre-ordered. I need all orders in by Saturday 3/24 at 4. You can email me at ruth@holidaybrookfarm.com  or call farm number - 413-684-0444.

Posted 3/10/2018 3:46pm by Farmers.

MARCH 17th and 18th, 2018 is Mass Maple Weekend! Our sugar house will be open and we'll be giving maple syrup making demonstrations, giving samples and offering all things maple! We'll have free wagon tours around the farm - weather permitting. Come see the baby lambs too! Both days we'll be open from 10 - 4, so we hope to see you at the farm.

Posted 12/28/2017 3:39pm by Farmers.

Our winter hours are Thursday thru Saturday 9-5. We are often nearby however, so if you need something, don't hesitate to call and ask if we're around. 413-684-0444. Keep warm Folks!

Posted 12/1/2017 9:48am by Farmers.

CHRISTMAS TREES are here! FRESH and LOCAL. Complimentary hay rides for the whole family every Saturday from 1-3 with your tree purchase! 7-8 foot average $45.

Posted 4/12/2017 11:36am by Farmers.

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!

Posted 2/21/2017 9:59am by Farmers.

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!

Posted 12/29/2016 11:07am by Farmers.

Happy Holidays!

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