Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for May 27, 2020

Posted on May 24th, 2020
Hello!   From crop freezing weather to Summer, oh my! During these trying times, we lost our early crop of Strawberries, but we are looking to pick Sun Gold cherry tomatoes in about 3 weeks, and tomorrow I will  pick and eat the first Cucumber. That's over 2 weeks ahead... read more »

Farm Happenings for the week of May 17, 2020

Posted on May 17th, 2020
We will be working indoors Monday and Tuesday because of all the rain. That means all of our indoor transplanting will be complete, except for Ginger and Turmeric!   In addition to Lauren and Riley back from college, we have  two Springport High School seniors graduating this year... read more »

Farm Happenings for May 13,

Posted on May 10th, 2020
Hello! Just 3 more mornings of possible freeze/ frost! I will admit that our losses were modest because we had ample notice and the wind slowed temporarily, so we could cover the most vulnerable out door crops. Once we accomplished that, everything in the hoops were covered with spun... read more »

Fresh Produce for this week of May3, 2020

Posted on May 1st, 2020
Good Morning! Our Summer CSA and Season online farm stand kicks off this weekend! While demand  will increase significantly, and I am reasonably prepared, I see several morning below freezing next weekend. What to do?!   We uncovered the overwintered organic Strawberries last... read more »

Baby Bee Sitting .

Posted on April 17th, 2020
When I went out too repair some wind damage, I noticed that some of the Strawberries in that particular low tunnel were in Bloom!  Well, the high temperature today is 35 degrees, and the strawberries can't handle those temps, and neither the bees that need to pollinate those flowers. With sunnier... read more »

Farm Happenings for April 15, 2020

Posted on April 12th, 2020
Hello!   Ordinarily we would be transplanting certain tomato plants from the nursery into the ground in the unheated hoop houses, this coming week . Even under protective row cover fabric, I think this is risky, so we'll wait until next Saturday to work on the more aggressive... read more »

Fresh Produce for our Friends and CSA Members

Posted on March 30th, 2020
Hello and welcome. We will offer home delivery in addition to our drop off sites. Please email me or text to arrange time and date. Hello!   Ordinarily we would be transplanting certain tomato plants from the nursery into the ground in the unheated hoop houses, this... read more »