Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for September 2, 2020

Posted on August 30th, 2020
We will be open Labor Day weekend, including the Market in Grand Ledge on Saturday. This week we will prep our smallest hoop house (about 900 sq. feet) for just spinach, and we are still planting head lettuce and salad mixes outside.    The last outdoor Saturday Market is October 10;... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 26, 2020

Posted on August 23rd, 2020
Hello!   This will be a transition week at Hillcrest Farms, with most of our seasoned helpers leaving for school.  Those young people sure made me comfortable with their polished skills and work ethic. Now I'm back to work!   It is also a transition for the crops. Riley loaded up the... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 19, 2020

Posted on August 16th, 2020
Hello!   As the Summer Garden Bounty is peaking, we began to plant for Winter Harvest last week! We'll focus on hardy winter greens like Spinach, Baby Lettuces, Asian Greens, and other Salad mixes. We also plan to over winter Carrots, some Beets, Onions and Spinach to ensure a crop  harvest... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 12, 2020

Posted on August 9th, 2020
Hello!   I note in my journal: plant melons 2 weeks apart, in three successions next year. We did experience some weather related issues, but we sold 30 melons in twenty minutes, and more than 50 overall at the Allen Street Market, I did one planting , and now I am out of melons for a whole... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 5, 2020

Posted on August 2nd, 2020
The outdoor crops need rain and I need a break and some cooler temperatures, so it looks like a good week for  all!   We are grateful for the hefty increase in sales volume, and as a result you can meet some of our student employees who help make it all happen. Alex will... read more »