Holly Hill Farm has been focused on sustainable growing since our start, and ahead of our time in many ways, having received our first certification as an organic farm by the USDA in 1999. We have continued to meet these strict requirements and have been Certified Organic every year since! However, growing organically is just one step we take to care for the soil, land, our crops, and the health of our community.
We grow all seasons of the year - in the fields and in our heated greenhouses! Our popular farm stand is open year round! And, seasonally our community can find us at our local town farmers market, too! We offer our freshly harvested organic vegetables, flowers, and herbs, and honey. Customers will also find local: farm fresh eggs; fresh baked breads and pastries; cheeses, coffee, teas, cookies and snacks; and a wide array of other delicious and thoughtfully made local products.
For over 20 years we have offered our Annual Organic Plant Sale, featuring organic vegetables, herbs and flowers. The event has grown in size and is now one of the region's largest sales of its kind! In 2023 we grew over 40,000 organic seedlings from seed-to-sale featuring annuals, perennials, vegetables, and flowers! Customers can shop in April and May. Early private access to members before the general public.
Holly Hill Farm is located along the historic Quanohassit (indigenous term for long, rocky shore). The farm is located on land farmed since the arrival of European settlers, and no doubt prior to that time, by indigenous peoples and early inhabitants of the area. The land has been in the White family for six generations and is now privately owned, occupied and maintained by three branches of the family who make portions of the land available to the community for visiting at their discretion.
In 1998, Frank and Jean White started an organic farm on approximately 5 acres of their property adjacent to Jerusalem Rd. In 2002 they established the non-profit Friends of Holly Hill Farm which now oversees the farm operation and runs a variety of year-round educational and community activities. Jean White (pictured) remains a daily fixture on the farm, as do other members of the family who you may also happen to see.