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Year-Round Bounty at Granny’s Place Farm

A local hero farm offers food and décor for the Thanksgiving table

Farm stands are a hotspot for local produce and flowering plants as soon as they open in the spring in New England, but stands that stay open year-round also feature bounty to enjoy through the fall and winter months. Granny’s Place Farm at 844 Main Street, Agawam, is a longstanding area favorite, offering a plentitude of foods, produce, decorations, gifts, and flowers to be enjoyed at the Thanksgiving table and throughout the winter. Granny’s Place even sells Christmas trees delivered right to your door.

Granny’s Place Farm is a year-round stand and store founded in 2009 by the Seldomridge family on farmland handed down from Jody Seldomridge’s grandmother, Doris, and operated by Jody’s husband Rick—both locals with deep roots in the community. Their son, Gavin, and daughter, Kyley, also work at the family business.

Granny’s Place is a Local Hero farm member of Western Massachusetts’ Community Involved in Supporting Agriculture (CISA), grows its own vegetables, herbs, and fruit, and offers farm shares that give customers fresh produce and eggs from their hens for 17 weeks in June through September, as well as eggs year round. As a CISA farm, Granny’s Place accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payment and participates in the Healthy Incentives Program, making good nutrition widely available. The farm stand also accepts cash and credit cards, and offers gift cards.

As we head into the holidays, Granny’s Place is a go-to spot for Thanksgiving fare with a wide selection of pies, cider, jams, apple butter and applesauce from their apples, peanut butter, ice cream, and honey from their bees, which pollinate their crops. Granny’s makes their own ice cream and offers cones, dishes, shakes, sundaes, pints, and quarts.

“For Thanksgiving, we have fresh cranberries, so a lot of people buy them to make their specialties,” Jody notes. “With many different people coming in to the stand, they share lots of ideas for recipes and about how they prepare their Thanksgiving meals.” Preordering pies from Granny’s Place for the holidays is very popular. Jody says, “We have pumpkin, apple, blueberry, chocolate crème, banana cream, pecan, very berry, coconut custard, and peach.”

For November decorating, Granny’s Place features pumpkins, fresh flowers, mums, cornstalks, Indian corn, gourds, straw bales, and centerpieces for the Thanksgiving table. Jody also notes that, “November is the month of great respect for our veterans, and for Veterans Day we offer flowers, flags, and cemetery logs for remembrance.”

Customers can purchase Christmas trees, including the popular new flocked varieties, starting Thanksgiving week. Cemetery logs, wreaths, kissing balls, and evergreen swags and roping round out Granny’s customers’ favorites for the fall and winter. As Jody says, “We love the holiday season here at Granny’s Place Farm!”

Granny’s Place Farm is open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and for ice cream until 8:00 PM. They can be reached at 413.786.9366 or 

  • Granny's Place jams make great gifts
  • Granny's Place is a great source for gifts
  • Fall and winter produce at Granny's Farm
  • Fall and winter produce at Granny's Farm
  • Granny's Place has pies for the winter holiday season
  • Granny's Place has pumpkins galore
  • Granny's Place offers seasonal flowers
  • Granny's Place offers seasonal flowers
  • Granny's Place is open year-round
  • The Seldomridge family