Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for December 2, 2020

Posted on November 29th, 2020
One of the benefits of being self-employed is being able to flex my schedule...and sometimes I cannot. Tomorrow's weather forecast suggests that I get a lot of outdoor work done today! And we do flex; tomorrow I will work in the nursery, and by the end of the week we'll be able to handle Microgreens... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 25, 2020

Posted on November 22nd, 2020
I had been anxiously waiting for shipment of winterizing supplies, when in the middle of the 7 straight days of sustained high winds, my main supplier cancelled the order due to "supply problems"! So Lauren and her friend Jack and I, spent some hurried hours erecting the darndest looking plant... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 18, 2020

Posted on November 15th, 2020
Hello!   I really don't want to go indoors for harvest this early but the coming weather pattern may demand the change. I will try to make up Celery and Kale Crowns for those of you who missed out last week, but they were frozen when I attempted to harvest ! I will keep the menu simple this... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 11, 2020

Posted on November 8th, 2020
The inside of the hoop houses is a thing of beauty....it looks like Spring! Alas, today we have exactly 10 hours of daylight, and tomorrow,  growth will really slow down. We begin to blanket the rows with giant sheets of spunbond fabric  for frost protection and it will soon look like... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 7, 2020

Posted on November 1st, 2020
  Seventeen minutes of daylight left until we sink below the 10 hours benchmark needed to sustain real plant growth. So how is it Hillcrest Farms can offer fresh real chemical free food during the cold, inhospitable months of Michigan late Fall, Winter and early Spring?    Most... read more »