A basket just for you - with all that Granby has to offer.
Started with a grant from Northeast SARE, the Granby Sampler began in 2009 and ran through 2014. This program connected residents of Granby and neighboring towns with a sampling of the great products from Granby's farms. And at sign-up time, we'd often hear "Thanks so much! I don't need to sign up again because now I know where I can get everything I need, and shop directly at the farm." The Sampler achieved its mission each time a subscriber became a regular farm customer. We've left the information about the Sampler here on the web site so other towns can take advantage of the work that's already been done.
Want to use more locally grown products when preparing meals at home? Don’t think that you have time to find local farmers selling their own meat, cheese, poultry, vegetables and more?
The Granby Sampler started as a project of the Agricultural Commission in 2010. It's set up like the CSA you might be familiar with, except the products are from all of Granby's different farms. The Granby Sampler will gather together an assortment of locally grown food and farm products and provide it to subscribers.
Granby Sampler boxes will be distributed twice each month, from mid-June through mid-December. Each box will include meat, eggs, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and specialty products like honey, jams and flowers. A newsletter will accompany each box letting the subscriber know the contents and the farm that produced each item.
The annual cost to subscribers will be based on the total value of the box contents, about $60 a box. Subscribers will be asked to pay for their annual subscription up-front based on a box-by-box plan. The contents of each box may vary slightly from the plan due to weather or unforeseen issues, but the Granby Sampler guarantees the total value of a subscription.