HOLIDAY BROOK FARM PRODUCT INFORMATION
Holiday Brook Farm Maple Syrup
Shipping is available, please call us for pricing at 413-684-0444. We had a great 2011 season–making around 725 gallons of syrup, however, we got very little lighter grades, but our darker grades are delicious. We encourage you to try our Dark Amber and Grade B syrups- you won’t be disappointed.
Grade A Fancy or Light Amber is light in color and almost floral in flavor, like bottled sunshine- it will light up your day! This is good with fresh fruit. Note: For 2011 we did not get any light amber from our sugarbush this season. Maybe next year!
Grade A Medium Amber has more maple flavor and a heady bouquet that is perfect for Sunday morning pancakes. We got very little of this for our 2011 season. We are sold out!
Gallons~ $60 1/2 Gallons~ $30 Qts~ $20; Pts~ $10;
Grade A Dark Amber is rich with flavor and color, it flows across the tongue with delicious sweetness, it is for those who really love maple syrup.
Gallons~ $60 1/2 Gallons~ $30 Quarts~ $20; Pints~ $10;
Grade B is the darkest maple flavor- rich in flavor- we love it warm over vanilla ice cream.
Gallons~ $60; 1/2 Gallons~ $30; Quarts~ $20; Pints~ $10; ½ Pints~$7.00
Commercial Grade syrup is dark as molasses and tastes like it still has the bark on it . It is rich in micronutrients and minerals if you want a heady syrup for baking this is what you are looking for. Please call for pricing.
Compost Prices and Information
Our ‘black gold’ compost is made here on the farm of leaves (municipal), horse and cow manure and food waste from area restaurants and grocers. It is turned frequently to aerate and regulate temperature in order to encourage natural bacteria to get to work. Our compost is then screened to remove any clumps, debris or stones so all that is left is beautiful, ready-to-spread compost that is perfect for your garden or lawn. Compost is $40 per yard (contractors/landscapers, please call for prices) plus delivery charge dependent upon distance from farm and which truck is needed to haul the amount of compost you need (it is a flat fee). We can deliver from 3 yards up to 15 yards at a time.
Don’t know how much you need? We’ve done the calculations for you!
1 yard is 27 cubic feet of material. This covers:
~162 square feet -2″ deep or ~108 square feet- 3″ deep or ~81 square feet- 4″ deep
or ~54 square feet- 5″ deep or ~40 square feet- 6″deep
We are not bagging our compost at this time- we may do so again in the spring. If you just need a little we have some 5 gallon buckets available (please bring back our buckets!)
We also sell a Topsoil 50/50 blend where we mix our compost into a sweet, fine topsoil that is free from rocks or stones and is easy to spread. Price is $40/yard. Delivery charges are the same as for our compost.
We cut our hay from organically managed fields. We use no herbicides or chemical fertilizers, instead we manage weeds and fertility by rotating hay harvests with our herds of sheep & cattle. This is beneficial for both animals and hayfields as we complete the cycle of nutrition and break the parasite cycle so detrimental to good animal health. Our herds eat richly across grass, herb and weed species in our hay fields and leave behind manure supplemented with the kelp & minerals they eat, and our herds also benefit from the regular hay cuttings which solarize the soil surface and kills parasitic worms and eggs.
We also partner with local dairy farms to take their extra manure and spread our more distant fields which are harder to graze with this by-product.
Hay prices for 2011- We haven’t yet started harvesting hay for this season, but will post first-cut prices as soon as we have any available.
We send our raw wool to be spun at the Green Mountain Spinnery in Putney, VT. It comes back to us in luscious skeins of buttery soft, creamy ivory from our Clun Forests and in lustrously shiny natural dark silver from our Romney/Leicester ewes.
Skeins are $12/each, approx 4oz and average ~240 yards. Yarn is a 2-ply worsted weight.