Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for December 7, 2022

Posted on December 4th, 2022
We are beginning to introduce the really good cold weather yields produced in taste, nutritional value, and variety. Still it's a delicate balance dependent on scheduling, customer demand, and crop rotation!   I scheduled the Winter CSA to begin January 4, and Fall Membership to end December 17... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 30, 2022

Posted on November 27th, 2022
What a perfect rainy day to go through the catalogues and develop the seed orders and planting schedule sequences!  If you have any special requests for 2023, December is the time to ask. At customer request, I researched and am adding Honey Nut Squash, a smaller, but much sweeter butternut,... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 23, 2022

Posted on November 20th, 2022
This is Thanksgiving week; we will  do our normal CSA distributions on Wednesday, and Saturday, and will honor pre orders this week. I'll shorten the produce menu this week because of time constraints on the harvest clock, and also because I haven't been able to survey  any crop losses... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 16, 2022

Posted on November 13th, 2022
The current cold blast ushers a blunt dose of reality, and reminds us to speed up the Autumn clean up, and prepare for the Winter repairs schedule. We are still transplanting a few of the cool weather favorites and prepping for overwintered Onions for the late April/ early May Spring surprise... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 9, 2022

Posted on November 6th, 2022
This week will focus on indoor preparation for the overnight below freezing temperatures. I still have four 80' beds to finish for the transplants of Baby Lettuce for Salad mixes, Red Beets, and Spring Onions. Except for weekly seeding Microgreens, we are finished seeding flats of crops until the week... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 2, 2022

Posted on October 30th, 2022
Hello!   Those of you who received Romaine Lettuce last week may have noticed that the heads are smaller than our summer varieties that we normally offer. I have been trialing some different varieties over the last 3 months to see if I can  get the same heavy yields on plants with smaller... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 2, 2022

Posted on October 30th, 2022
Hello!   Those of you who received Romaine Lettuce last week may have noticed that the heads are smaller than our summer varieties that we normally offer. I have been trialing some different varieties over the last 3 months to see if I can  get the same heavy yields on plants with smaller... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 26, 2022

Posted on October 23rd, 2022
I still have a lot of harvest to do outside, and the cold overnight temperatures caused the Brassica (Cabbage) family to develop their sugars for better taste as well as act as an antifreeze for the coming even colder nights! All of  the  fruiting crops are finished, yet we will still... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 19, 2022

Posted on October 16th, 2022
The second week in November (about 4 weeks from now) is significant from a grower's perspective. That Sunday marks the end of  Daylight Savings Time and work schedules will be altered, and that same week means the end of any meaningful plant growth (November 10).   While I will continue... read more »