Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for July 31, 2021

Posted on July 28th, 2021
Hello!    Growing in protected cultures (like hoop houses) allows me to extend the growing seasons earlier as well as later in the normal production cycles. Add to that, we can grow all winter! The fruiting vegetables began with Cucumbers in May, followed by Tomatoes in mid June, and now... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 28, 2021

Posted on July 25th, 2021
Hello!    Growing in protected cultures (like hoop houses) allows me to extend the growing seasons earlier as well as later in the normal production cycles. Add to that, we can grow all winter! The fruiting vegetables began with Cucumbers in May, followed by Tomatoes in mid June,... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 24, 2021

Posted on July 21st, 2021
We just slipped below 15 hours of daylight, and Summer is full blown. Tomatoes are plentiful, the peppers are coming along nicely, and eggplant is beginning to produce. The melons are pollinated and the nights will begin to cool down and help the lettuce mixes grow a little better!    About... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 21, 2021

Posted on July 18th, 2021
  We just slipped below 15 hours of daylight, and Summer is full blown. Tomatoes are plentiful, the peppers are coming along nicely, and eggplant is beginning to produce. The melons are pollinated and the nights will begin to cool down and help the lettuce mixes grow a little better!    About... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 17, 2021

Posted on July 14th, 2021
Good Morning!   Mid July is typically the beginning of our preparation for Autumn production, only this year the transition to new people is a little more urgent. Riley, our human planting machine leaves for school in 3 weeks, Lauren, my steady coworker leaves for Resident Hall Assistant training... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 14, 2021

Posted on July 11th, 2021
Good Morning!   Mid July is typically the beginning of our preparation for Autumn production, only this year the transition to new people is a little more urgent. Riley, our human planting machine leaves for school in 3 weeks, Lauren, my steady coworker leaves for Resident Hall Assistant training... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 10, 2021

Posted on July 7th, 2021
Hello! The dog days of summer are now upon us and a quick check of our Produce inventory confirms that all that planning, planting,and cultivating is coming to  harvest. A lot of the new stuff is not posted because of an early quantity shortage, but at  the markets we will have things... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 7, 2021

Posted on July 4th, 2021
The dog days of summer are now upon us and a quick check of our Produce inventory confirms that all that planning, planting,and cultivating is coming to  harvest. A lot of the new stuff is not posted because of an early quantity shortage, but at  the markets we will have things like... read more »