Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for March 3, 2021

Posted on February 28th, 2021
A few days of relief after the arctic blast are certainly welcome! After a brief stall in new growth because we couldn't irrigate  the crops, everything is back on track. Because I work outside a lot, I can dress and prepare for the dead of winter. As a chemical free grower, I welcome... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 27, 2021

Posted on February 24th, 2021
  Every Winter to Spring transition is a little bumpy and one never knows exactly when it's going to happen. Well, last week was it! The heavy snow on Presidents Day followed by an arctic blast with temps below zero, was anything but Springlike.    As we near eleven... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 24, 2021

Posted on February 21st, 2021
Hello!   Every Winter to Spring transition is a little bumpy and one never knows exactly when it's going to happen. Well, last week was it! The heavy snow on Presidents Day followed by an arctic blast with temps below zero, was anything but Springlike.    As we near eleven... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 20, 2021

Posted on February 17th, 2021
Hello!   I spent a good part of the day preparing for the coming winter storm and protecting vulnerable crops against the extreme cold temps projected over the next few days. The menu this week is what I THINK we can offer, but no harvest work is scheduled until Tuesday afternoon. The menu for... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 17, 2021

Posted on February 14th, 2021
Hello!   I spent a good part of the day preparing for the coming winter storm and protecting vulnerable crops against the extreme cold temps projected over the next few days. The menu this week is what I THINK we can offer, but no harvest work is scheduled until Tuesday afternoon. The menu for... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 13, 2021

Posted on February 10th, 2021
We attained 10 hours of daylight last Monday,and then two more minutes on Tuesday. I already see some positive new growth, although it's slow. Still, I added Radicchio to the menu this week, and other crops are getting close! Despite the very cold temps, I think I will have a time window... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 10, 2021

Posted on February 7th, 2021
We attained 10 hours of daylight last Monday,and then two more minutes on Tuesday. I already see some positive new growth, although it's slow. Still, I added Radicchio to the menu this week, and other crops are getting close! Despite the very cold temps, I think I will have a time window... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 6, 2021

Posted on February 3rd, 2021
Today we  are 3 minutes away from the magical 10 hours of daylight needed to  trigger the return of plant life to photosynthesis, and meaningful production. Bear with me as I scour the hoops for fresh produce to carry us over to that new crop inventory in a couple of weeks!   The... read more »