Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for August 26, 2020

Posted on August 23rd, 2020
Hello!   This will be a transition week at Hillcrest Farms, with most of our seasoned helpers leaving for school.  Those young people sure made me comfortable with their polished skills and work ethic. Now I'm back to work!   It is also a transition for the crops. Riley loaded up the1 read more »

Farm Happenings for August 19, 2020

Posted on August 16th, 2020
Hello!   As the Summer Garden Bounty is peaking, we began to plant for Winter Harvest last week! We'll focus on hardy winter greens like Spinach, Baby Lettuces, Asian Greens, and other Salad mixes. We also plan to over winter Carrots, some Beets, Onions and Spinach to ensure a crop  harve1 read more »

Farm Happenings for August 12, 2020

Posted on August 9th, 2020
Hello!   I note in my journal: plant melons 2 weeks apart, in three successions next year. We did experience some weather related issues, but we sold 30 melons in twenty minutes, and more than 50 overall at the Allen Street Market, I did one planting , and now I am out of melons for a who1 read more »

Farm Happenings for August 5, 2020

Posted on August 2nd, 2020
The outdoor crops need rain and I need a break and some cooler temperatures, so it looks like a good week for  all!   We are grateful for the hefty increase in sales volume, and as a result you can meet some of our student employees who help make it all happen. Alex will be1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 29, 2020

Posted on July 26th, 2020
The cooler nights should be here this coming week, and we will start our leafy greens for fall harvests. The extreme heat of late caused a germination failure in the Baby Lettuce rotation, so I moved the flats back to the basement for a consistent 60 degrees. The lettuce in the ground is fine and g1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 22, 2020

Posted on July 19th, 2020
Hello!   I have plenty of Romaine and more Boston Lettuce is coming, but a germination failure will sideline the Baby Lettuce Mix for about 3 weeks Other greens like Escarole and Endive have bolted to seed, typical for the dog days of July. I will reseed later this week; the cool August nights1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 15, 2020

Posted on July 12th, 2020
Good morning!   The first garlic harvest looks great, and smells and tastes even better! It has been curing in the nursery and is almost finished. Meanwhile we'll complete the other 2/3 of the crop this week. It must be summer!   Alanna  is  back from vacation and will1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 8, 2020

Posted on July 5th, 2020 <> 12:50 PM (3 minutes ago)     to me, bcc: Alanna, bcc: Alice, bcc: Alicia, bcc: Amanda, bcc: Amber, bcc: Amy, bcc: AMY, bcc: Amy, bcc: Amy, b1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 1, 2020

Posted on June 28th, 2020
I have been married so long that I forget how great our relationship fits into my life. And then Gayleen leaves for Texas,for a week,  and suddenly I remember! The little things like that morning cup of coffee on the porch at sunrise, and there's no one sitting in her chair. Or nobody to1 read more »