Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for November 1, 2023

Posted on October 29th, 2023
As overnight low temperatures cross paths with outside harvests we will narrow the items on the weekly menu, and move our focus inside. Ditto with the Allen Street Farmers Market as we move inside, this week, and adjust from 20+ feet of table space to 8 feet!   A few months ago,a professi1 read more »

Farm Happenings for October 25, 2023

Posted on October 22nd, 2023
As the weather gets colder, and more importantly the days get shorter, the last of our transplants have about two more weeks to get into the ground. Prior to moving the young plants out of  the nursery, the new beds must be properly prepared with new compost, organic soil amendments, and1 read more »

Farm Happenings for October 18, 2023

Posted on October 15th, 2023
I usually plant 3 successions of full sized Tomatoes, and normally the last planting doesn't materialize because of weather and diminished daylight.. We  were very busy last July and I decided not to do the third crop of transplants. Our summer intern, Jessie, decided otherwise and t1 read more »

Farm Happenings for October 11, 2023

Posted on October 8th, 2023
We experienced light frost this morning. Except for some Strawberries that we couldn't cover because of the wind, we don't have anything left exposed except some lettuce, and it will take a much heavier frost to affect that crop! Growing out in Autumn is always somewhat risky and we were prepared a1 read more »

Farm Happenings for October 4, 2023

Posted on October 1st, 2023
Mid September to mid October is the busiest time of our Agriculture/ Horticulture year! We are still planting, prepping beds, and transplanting for Winter Production.The last crop that I plant is Garlic, and my organic garlic seed order hasn't arrived yet. The typical late Cabbage and Brussels Spro1 read more »