Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for June 26, 2024

Posted on June 23rd, 2024
Hello! Yes, the extreme heat caught us by surprise, too! At the Market last Saturday we watched freshly picked Strawberries deteriorate to the point of being unsaleable right before our eyes, and our great coworker Eva couldn't re-sort them fast enough! As an organic Farmer, the whole concept1 read more »

Farm Happenings for June 12, 2024

Posted on June 9th, 2024
Although the Calendar Summer doesn't start until next  week, the area communities are buzzing with activity in preparation for a season to make up for the loss of time and Covid. We are buzzing here at Hillcrest Farms as well ! First up we'll transplant Ginger and Turmeric from the1 read more »

Farm Happenings for June 5, 2024

Posted on June 2nd, 2024
Summer is fast approaching, as the local school districts wrap up their academic year and the fun begins! Our fun at Hillcrest Farms centers on the beginnings of the Summers harvests, as we complete the transplanting needed for Summer's end. It is important to my Farming Goals so we can complete th1 read more »

Farm Happenings for May 29, 2024

Posted on May 27th, 2024
Just one last reprieve before the Summer Fun begins! The Allen Street Farmers Market is outdoors on Wednesday, 3:00- 6:30, and I am at the Family Fare parking lot in Eaton Rapids at 12:00 noon before that. Thursday afternoon is still farm pick up. Saturday we move to JC Park on River Stre1 read more »

Farm Happenings for May 22, 2024

Posted on May 19th, 2024
Just like everyone else, we try to take advantage of this gorgeous weather to get things done. It didn't quite turn out, as the Hillcrest crops wanted their share of attention, too! The urgency is based on the upcoming Solstice on June 20, the longest daylight day of the year at 15 hours and 11 read more »

Farm Happenings for May 8, 2024

Posted on May 5th, 2024
As we approach the Memorial Day Weekend, the next 3 weeks are the busiest 20 days of the year at Hillcrest Farms! Wintered Crops are finished, early Spring Crops are winding down, and the first hints of Summer are teasing our harvest crew. All infrastructure repairs and improvements will1 read more »

Farm Happenings for May 1, 2024

Posted on April 28th, 2024
Home Gardeners be advised: as of tomorrow we'll have longer than 14 hours of daylight, the extended forecast provides no evidence of frost, and the calendar says that it's too early to plant! If you need to scratch the itch, however, everything in the cabbage family is okay, along with Potatoe1 read more »

Farm Happenings for April 24, 2024

Posted on April 21st, 2024
The very chilly seasonal nights are normal for April. We have about 25% of our Tomato and Pepper plant in the unheated greenhouses now, and the cold is a factor we can deal with out of experience. The unseasonal very  warm days are conditions that challenge us and our new fruiting transplants,1 read more »

Farm Happenings for April 17, 2024

Posted on April 14th, 2024
Our "shoulder season" when we slowly convert from Winter to Summer is about 3 weeks from peak selections! The midi-head lettuces and warmer weather greens are still about 3 weeks away. As for Summer fruiting crops, we planted Tomatoes per schedule-February 15, and they are ready for the greenhouse1 read more »