Frequently Asked Questions
How do I place an order for pies?
Call the farm market at (860) 464-7305. We kindly request 24 hour notice for all bakery orders.
Do I need to pre-order a fruit basket?
We do advise 24 hours notice on fruit baskets, as each basket is handmade. However, if you are willing to wait while it is assembled, we can generally accommodate your needs.
Is the store handicapped accessible?
Yes. We renovated in the summer of 2010 to make this possible.
When do you close for the season?
The Farm Market is open year-round.
Are you open year round, or just seasonally?
We are open all year! 9-6 daily. Check our news & events section for holiday closings.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept Mastercard and Visa, as well as cash.
Can I bring in a dog if he’s in my purse or hypoallergenic?
The health codes are extremely strict because we carry food products. Absolutely no dogs are allowed in the store unless clearly marked as an official Guide Dog.
Can I order baked goods in advance?
Absolutely! We accept orders with 24 hours advance notice; otherwise our products are first come, first served. To place an order, call the farmstand at (860) 464-7305 during regular business hours.
Do you make fruit baskets?
Yes. We offer 4 different baskets, ranging from $19.95 to $49.95. Any basket can be customized to your specific needs. We can also make non-perishable gift baskets. Sorry, we do not deliver. Call the farmstand to place an order.
Do you ship fruit?
We do not ship, but we do offer boxes that are designed with foam inserts specifically for shipping apples. Boxes are $6 each and will hold 16 apples (not included). We always recommend shipping Priority Mail (USPS) or a 2-3 day service from other carriers. We can also recommend other Connecticut orchards that do ship fruit out of state.
Do you grow all of the fruits and vegetables at the farm?
Seasonally, we do grow most of our produce, but our inventory of certain items is supplemented by a distributor in Hartford and several local farms also known for their high quality and sound environmental practices.
What does Holmberg Orchards grow, other than apples?
Besides apples, we also produce: pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes (hothouse, field and grape tomatoes), wine grapes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins, gourds, lettuce, and many patio and bedding plants. And to quote Diane, “We also grow fond family memories.”
How long has the store been in business?
One of the original Holmberg brothers originally ran this store as a grocery and fruit stand in the 1950’s. Third generation (Richard Holmberg) began running the store as a seasonal apple stand and country store in 1974. It has evolved over time into what you see now, and is currently run by fourth generation, (Amy Holmberg).