Welcome to Golonka Farm!
We are open for the 2020 season. We are so excited to spend another summer with you all. Please note our new Sunday hours. As you all are aware, this is an unusual year. We have implemented several new measures which we believe will keep both our customers and our staff safe and healthy; please note our signage as you enter the stand. Additionally, barring any and all possible technical difficulties, we will now be accepting credit card payments. These changes we are making are new for all of us, and we are unsure as to what to expect. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new landscape and make adjustments along the way. We will be posting regularly on social media, and also here on our website with updates on policy and products. It is of utmost importance to us that not only our customers stay safe, but also that our staff stays safe. May we remember that our health is our shield; be kind, be patient, and eat vegetables!
What's in Season...
Below, you will find a list of the produce that is currently available at our farm. 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! Due to high demand this year, some produce may not be available everyday.
Apples, Beans (Yellow/Green), Beet Greens, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cherry Tomatoes, Chinese Cabbage, Cilantro, Corn, Cukes, Dill, Dill Weed, Eggplant, Floral Bouquets, Garlic, Gourds, Honey, Hot Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Onions, Pac Choi, Parsley, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Salad Mix, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Winter Squash, Zucchini
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:
Open mid-June through October
Mon - Thurs 10am - 6pm (5:30pm end of season)
Fri & Sat 9am - 6pm (5:30pm end of season)
Sun 9am - 5pm
Farm Stand Location:
8 State Road, Whately, MA 01093