Welcome to Golonka Farm!
We are busy planting, transplanting, cultivating, hoeing, weeding, growing, painting, repairing, cleaning and generally preparing to open! Watch for it sometime mid-June.
What's in Season...
Below, you will find a list of the produce that is currently available at our farm stand. As our fields continue to bring in more variety this list will change. For your convenience, we try to update our list as each new vegetable comes into season. Be sure to check back often, as we are checking the fields every day and might be picking something new at any time!
Golonka Farm was started in 1956 by Bernard and Mary Golonka, beginning with cucumbers grown for the local pickle factory. Their youngest son, Jim, expanded over the years, moving from having a table and a few baskets on the front lawn to building the farm stand in the late 1980s. Jim operates the farm with his wife Jan, daughter Emma, a couple other family members and a few hardworking staff.
The farm started at about 20 acres. After Mary and Bernie added more acreage, Jim & Jan purchased property behind the farm to save it from development, growing it to 60 acres. We grow our crops on about 25 tillable acres.
Jim keeps bees both for pollination, and for the honey they produce which is sold at our farm stand and throughout the year.
While we are noted for our sweet corn, we grow a large variety of other vegetables which we offer right here at our farm stand. And we like to try a little something different each year.
We pick vegetables for the stand fresh throughout each day to ensure our customers the best tasting, highest quality produce we can offer. We grow all our vegetables utilizing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques.
Farm Stand Hours:
WATCH FOR US TO OPEN MID-JUNE
Open mid-June through mid-October
Mon - Thurs 10am - 5:30pm
Fri 9am - 5:30pm Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm
Farm Stand Location:
8 State Road, Whately, MA 01093