Farm Happenings at Strawberry Hill Farm
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Farm Happenings at Strawberry Hill Farm

Raspberries Going Strong

Posted on September 14th, 2021
Our fall crop of red raspberries is at its peak this week, so we have plenty available on the farm stand. We’ve had adequate rainfall and enough sun to grow an abundant crop this year. Our new row of arugula was ready to cut, so arugula is back on the list. We also have lots of green beans and... read more »

Hooray for Cooler Weather!

Posted on September 7th, 2021
We’re thankful for the cooler weather that came in the end of last week. Our crops, however, are still suffering the aftereffects of high heat, humidity, pounding rain and wind. We were lucky that we received only one-and-a-half inches of rain from Hurricane Ida, but wind blew down sunflowers and... read more »

Heat, Rain, and Tomatoes

Posted on August 31st, 2021
It’s been a hot, humid week, and now we’re getting days of rain. The combination of heat and dampness has been causing problems for several crops, including tomatoes, especially the heirloom varieties. Lettuce is struggling too, with the heat. We have new salad mix rows planted, but it will... read more »

Summer Heat

Posted on August 24th, 2021
Whew, it's hot out there! Kids are back in school and it seems like fall should be coming, but we have the heat of midsummer at the farm. That means lettuces aren’t doing well, but tomatoes, raspberries, peppers and green beans are ripening fast. This week we have those four items, plus red beets,... read more »

We Have Tomatoes!

Posted on August 17th, 2021
Our tomatoes are finally ripening in earnest, and we have a good selection on the farm stand this week. We have an especially large amount of Brandywine heirloom tomatoes, and they are delicious. Also this week, raspberries are back! It’s the larger crop of the year, just getting started, so we... read more »

Rain at Last!

Posted on August 10th, 2021
Our gardens have been suffering from lack of rain and high temperatures, but we finally got a good soaking today (Tuesday). Drip irrigation keeps things alive, but rain helps crops thrive. (The chickens enjoy the new growth of grass, too!) We have our first few large tomatoes for sale this week, plus... read more »

Waiting for Tomatoes

Posted on August 3rd, 2021
With the past two weeks of dry weather, we have actually begun irrigating the gardens, but are still dealing with the effects of the previous two weeks of rain. We offer the very first two half-pints of cherry tomatoes this week. The tomatoes are about two weeks behind schedule because of the cloudy,... read more »

New Potatoes and Blackberries

Posted on July 27th, 2021
Lettuce may be done for a while, but we have some new items for the farm stand this week. Ron has been digging potatoes, and we have four varieties available right now. German Butterball has deep yellow flesh and is good for baking or mashing. Carola, a smaller potato, also has yellow flesh, with a creamy... read more »

Drowned Garden Plants

Posted on July 20th, 2021
Relentless rain the past few weeks (with almost an inch of rain many days) has been hard on our crops. Lettuce and root crops have suffered most, but others are showing damage, too. We even almost lost some kale plants! And kale has been our most reliable producer over the years, in both wet and dry... read more »