Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for November 29, 2023

Posted on November 26th, 2023
Our focus this week is to tuck all of the Winter crops under protective "row covers" in the greenhouses. There is still a lot of energy in the soil, but with the coming sustained below freezing temperatures, the plants will need some help. Outdoors, it's time to surrender to Mother Nature, and1 read more »

Farm Happenings for November 22, 2023

Posted on November 19th, 2023
Just a short message this week as we prepare for Family from Texas, the coming daily below freezing temps, and Thanksgiving week. I sure have a lot to be thankful for and you, my customer friends, are at the top!   I am at the Family Fare parking lot in Eaton Rapids on Wednesday at 12:00 noon,1 read more »

Farm Happenings for November 15, 2023

Posted on November 12th, 2023
With the shorter days comes shorter harvest windows and the greenhouses closed up by 5:00, especially on cloudy days. The basement grow room comes to life, and the growing schedules completely change. The weekend after Thanksgiving marks the initial planning for the growing season 2024!   In b1 read more »

Farm Happenings for November 8, 2023

Posted on November 5th, 2023
Today we will enjoy 10 hours and about 10 minutes of daylight, and we will be negative below 10 hours by Wednesday. Most plant growth stops or at least dramatically slows down at that point. The greenhouses are already planted for winter production, and that's all I can do.    Approximate1 read more »