Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for May 25, 2022

Posted on May 22nd, 2022
The new Beehives arrived last week and the Bees were upset and not happy. The workers sent out "scouts", and spent about 3 hours buzzing me and checking me out. I passed the test and outlasted them, but they successfully chased my wife back into the house for the rest of the day!   The... read more »

Farm Happenings for May 14, 2022

Posted on May 11th, 2022
We'll take a few hours off for Mother's Day, and use part of this beautiful Spring weather to prepare for the week's markets and Distributions. (Happy Mother's Day!)   The Summer CSA Distributions begin this week and Both Allen Street Farmers Market is outdoors and the Market on the Grand is open... read more »

Farm Happenings for April 20, 2022

Posted on April 17th, 2022
This is the last week for our Spring CSA distribution, and from the  current menu, we are already moving into some warmer weather additions! Auto- Renew for the convenience of current subscribers is on Friday, April 22. If you don't want  to renew, go to your personal page and turn... read more »

Farm Happenings for April 16, 2022

Posted on April 13th, 2022
The Arctic cold air mass known as the Polar Vortex has now shifted over north-central Europe. The backside of this pressure system leaves Michigan vulnerable to the southward drift of cold Canadian air, and I think we'll be below normal temperatures through the month of April. I normally transplant... read more »

Farm Happenings for April 13, 2022

Posted on April 10th, 2022
The Arctic cold air mass known as the Polar Vortex has now shifted over north-central Europe. The backside of this pressure system leaves Michigan vulnerable to the southward drift of cold Canadian air, and I think we'll be below normal temperatures through the month of April. I normally transplant... read more »

Farm Happenings for April 9, 2022

Posted on April 6th, 2022
Yesterday I "potted up" a lot of Tomato and Pepper plants in the nursery for both plant sales and our own use...a sure sign of Spring. This morning at about 6:30, it's snowing. My master crop schedule calls for early Melon and Cucumber seed planting in two weeks; which of the three scenarios is correct?... read more »

Farm Happenings for April 6, 2022

Posted on April 3rd, 2022
Good morning!   Yesterday I "potted up" a lot of Tomato and Pepper plants in the nursery for both plant sales and our own use...a sure sign of Spring. This morning at about 6:30, it's snowing. My master crop schedule calls for early Melon and Cucumber seed planting in two weeks; which of the three... read more »

Farm Happenings for April 2, 2022

Posted on March 30th, 2022
Horticulture Spring was 7 weeks ago, and the Calendar Spring was 1 week ago. With below freezing overnight temps forecast for  the next ten days-plus, is anyone out there working the soil?! This cold air situation is really normal for this time of year, so we are prepared. The main obstacle... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 30, 2022

Posted on March 27th, 2022
Good morning!   Horticulture Spring was 7 weeks ago, and the Calendar Spring was 1 week ago. With below freezing overnight temps forecast for  the next ten days-plus, is anyone out there working the soil?! This cold air situation is really normal for this time of year, so we are... read more »