Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms
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Farm Happenings at Hillcrest Farms

Farm Happenings for July 6, 2022

Posted on July 3rd, 2022
Good morning!   We won't offer Baby Lettuce Mix for about 3 more weeks. While all lettuce tends to be a bit more bitter in the heat of Summer, I think the current bed exceeds my preference limits. If necessary, we'll protect the  succession lettuce under shade cloth!  1 read more »

Farm Happenings for June 29, 2022

Posted on June 26th, 2022
Good morning!   About 8 years ago, I attended an organic conference in East Lansing. In his opening remarks, the keynote speaker talked about the 15 year forecast calling for longer, hotter droughts, heavier rain and storm events. The subject was preparing the soil structure and the1 read more »

Farm Happenings for June 22, 2022

Posted on June 19th, 2022
Summer officially begins on Tuesday, June 21, at 5:13 A.M., and our Summer production has already begun! We don't have enough cherry tomatoes to offer the public at large yet, but I am sending some to our institutional customers this week. It seems that every fruiting category from cucumbers to mel1 read more »

Farm Happenings for June 15, 2022

Posted on June 13th, 2022
Hello!   As I prepared the emails and menu for the week my computer froze up with no solution, but to let it unwind overnight. Let me move forward and get this published!   This week I am at the Family Fare parking lot in Eaton Rapids on Wednesday at 12:00 noon, and the Allen Street Farme1 read more »

Farm Happenings for June 8, 2022

Posted on June 5th, 2022
  We are still transplanting  outside for Summer harvests, as we are still a little behind our normal crop schedule. This will be a very productive week; all the Brassicas are in and we begin to finish the leafy greens within days. We still start the Baby Lettuces and 70 heads of Rom1 read more »

Farm Happenings for June 4, 2022

Posted on June 1st, 2022
Alanna has pledged about 8 more hours of valuable assistance before she leaves for her Summer Dream Job. Riley is back seeding our flats in the nursery, and hasn't missed a mojo beat. Three of our former student helpers will graduate from Springport High School next week, and then the followin1 read more »

Farm Happenings for June 1, 2022

Posted on May 29th, 2022
Good Morning!   Alanna has pledged about 8 more hours of valuable assistance before she leaves for her Summer Dream Job. Riley is back seeding our flats in the nursery, and hasn't missed a mojo beat. Three of our former student helpers will graduate from Springport High School next week,1 read more »

Farm Happenings for May 28, 2022

Posted on May 25th, 2022
The new Beehives arrived last week and the Bees were upset and not happy. The workers sent out "scouts", and spent about 3 hours buzzing me and checking me out. I passed the test and outlasted them, but they successfully chased my wife back into the house for the rest of the day!   T1 read more »

Farm Happenings for May 25, 2022

Posted on May 22nd, 2022
The new Beehives arrived last week and the Bees were upset and not happy. The workers sent out "scouts", and spent about 3 hours buzzing me and checking me out. I passed the test and outlasted them, but they successfully chased my wife back into the house for the rest of the day!   T1 read more »