Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for November 2, 2022

Posted on October 30th, 2022
Hello!   Those of you who received Romaine Lettuce last week may have noticed that the heads are smaller than our summer varieties that we normally offer. I have been trialing some different varieties over the last 3 months to see if I can  get the same heavy yields on plants with smaller... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 2, 2022

Posted on October 30th, 2022
Hello!   Those of you who received Romaine Lettuce last week may have noticed that the heads are smaller than our summer varieties that we normally offer. I have been trialing some different varieties over the last 3 months to see if I can  get the same heavy yields on plants with smaller... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 26, 2022

Posted on October 23rd, 2022
I still have a lot of harvest to do outside, and the cold overnight temperatures caused the Brassica (Cabbage) family to develop their sugars for better taste as well as act as an antifreeze for the coming even colder nights! All of  the  fruiting crops are finished, yet we will still... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 19, 2022

Posted on October 16th, 2022
The second week in November (about 4 weeks from now) is significant from a grower's perspective. That Sunday marks the end of  Daylight Savings Time and work schedules will be altered, and that same week means the end of any meaningful plant growth (November 10).   While I will continue... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 12, 2022

Posted on October 9th, 2022
Today we are at 11 hours and 21 minutes of daylight, and discounting the losses due to frost, the rate of plant growth  is visibly slowing down. November 10 or about 4 weeks from now, we slip below 10 hours and most vegetation growth simply stops! The urgency to get the rest of our transplants into... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 5, 2022

Posted on October 2nd, 2022
This weekend, the Grand Ledge Fall Festival/ Color Tour takes place and we will attend as invited.  We'll be located in the vicinity  of the Farmers Market on River Street, for the last time in 2022! CSA pick up, and pre orders will be available 9:00-12:30, and I will be there until 1:00.   The... read more »