Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for April 2, 2022

Posted on March 30th, 2022
Horticulture Spring was 7 weeks ago, and the Calendar Spring was 1 week ago. With below freezing overnight temps forecast for  the next ten days-plus, is anyone out there working the soil?! This cold air situation is really normal for this time of year, so we are prepared. The main obstacle... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 30, 2022

Posted on March 27th, 2022
Good morning!   Horticulture Spring was 7 weeks ago, and the Calendar Spring was 1 week ago. With below freezing overnight temps forecast for  the next ten days-plus, is anyone out there working the soil?! This cold air situation is really normal for this time of year, so we are... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 26, 2022

Posted on March 24th, 2022
Good morning! As I stretch for new items  for the weekly menu, we are transplanting into the high tunnels at a pretty good pace, and a few of the new Spring Produce Parade is getting close beginning this week!   The warming days begin to entice us towards more outdoor gardening, and certainly some... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 23, 2022

Posted on March 20th, 2022
Good morning! As I stretch for new items  for the weekly menu, we are transplanting into the high tunnels at a pretty good pace, and a few of the new Spring Produce Parade is getting close beginning this week!   The warming days begin to entice us towards more outdoor gardening, and certainly some... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 19, 2022

Posted on March 16th, 2022
Hello!   I normally begin to Transplant tomatoes into the high tunnels around April 15, and that gives us      about a four week window to get the Spring/ Summer prep work finished. Added to that, a farmer's rule of thumb is that the early Russet Potatoes go in about Good... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 16, 2022

Posted on March 13th, 2022
Hello!   I normally begin to Transplant tomatoes into the high tunnels around April 15, and that gives us      about a four week window to get the Spring/ Summer prep work finished. Added to that, a farmer's rule of thumb is that the early Russet Potatoes go in about Good... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 12, 2022

Posted on March 9th, 2022
There is a little known tool used in measuring  a particular crop's profit contribution to the farm business called the Enterprise Budget. The idea is  to document all the costs associated with growing a given subject crop over the entire  season, and then measuring the total cost against... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 9, 2022

Posted on March 7th, 2022
Hello!   There is a little known tool used in measuring  a particular crop's profit contribution to the farm business called the Enterprise Budget. The idea is  to document all the costs associated with growing a given subject crop over the entire  season, and then measuring the... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 5, 2022

Posted on March 3rd, 2022
This year we are planting Onions in three stages; the first we transplanted into a high tunnel last September for an early fresh market crop, the second planting was mid January for the main season crop, and the third is scheduled for next week for long term storage. At our latitude, the bulb development... read more »