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22 Jul · Sun 2012
We have been blessed with an inch and a half of rain this past week. It has been so long since we had rain; I forgot what mud looked like. The family has been busy working the farmer's market, stands and at the farm. We have been busy harvesting tomatoes, sweet corn, potatoes, zucchini, yellow summer squash, onions, and much more. This is my favorite time of year. It is so much fun to see the glow of delight on a person's face when tell us how much they enjoyed a particular vegetable. Please stop in to one of our stands and say hello. May God bless you!
Posted by Jeff @ 07:46 PM CDT
23 Jun · Sat 2012
Today was the first Hinckley Farmer's Market for the season. We hope everyone who stopped by will stop in again next weekend for more yummy veggies. Thank you again for support your local farmers and merchants. I also want to thank the Hinckley Fresh Market for allowing us to use their parking lot to hold the market. Moreover, thank you to Nora and James Roderick for all the work they have done to get the market started. It looks like it will be a great season!
The crops at Bountiful Blessings Farm are doing well, we just need a little rain. I keep praying for rain and I know it will get here soon enough. Thank You Lord for providing us with good weather. I hope all of you are having a great weekend. God Bless!
Here is our popcorn patch:
Posted by Jeff @ 05:02 PM CDT
17 May · Thu 2012
The Hinckley Farmer's Market group met once again last evening to discuss plans for this season's market. The first market will be held on Saturday, June 23rd from nine to noon at the Hinckley Fresh Market parking lot. The market is located at 710 James Street in Hinckley, Illinois. This year everyone is excited as we have several new venders joining us. The market will feature fresh locally grown vegetables, crafts, jellies and jams, flowers, honey, eggs, granola, baked goods, and much more. We are really hoping for a big turnout and anticipate a wonderful year. The market is open each Saturday through September.
At Bountiful Blessings Farm, we are still planting and maintain the crops already in the field. Dad ran the cultivator yesterday while I planted beans. Today we plan to plant more sweet corn, so it will be a very busy day. The end of the week looks promissing for more planting. I would like to get the balance of the large tomatoes in the field. I will most likely start planting zucchini today. Hope you have a wonderful day. May God richly bless you in Christ Jesus.
Posted by Jeff @ 06:49 AM CDT
07 Mar · Wed 2012
Have you ever had one of those days? Well today has been one of those days for me. I tried so hard to keep on task today, but I had several emergencies that I could not let go without addressing. Anyhow, the day is coming to a close and I am still on schedule with the seeding. I have one variety of seed that needs to be reseeded. Germination was only about 50% and then they damped off. On the next batch I am going to watch it real close. Not to say that I was negligent the first time, but I am going to be more cautious not to make any mistakes. I use a bleach solution to sterilize the seeding trays and I use quality seed, so I am not sure what went wrong. I added more ventilation in the seed room thinking that there might not be enough air movement. Hopefully, this will correct the issue.
Tonight, my wife and I are heading to a meeting for the Hinckley Farmer's Market. We are excited about the upcoming season and hope it will even be more successful than last year. Nora Gubbins and Christy Bark are doing an excellent job in organizing the market. For more information about the market, be sure to check out the website at http://www.localharvest.org/hinckley-farmers-market-M49935
There is also a link to the Facebook page for the market.
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Posted by Jeff @ 04:00 PM CST
18 Jan · Wed 2012
Even though the business started in 2011, Bountiful Blessings brings a lot of experience to the table. The Wielert family has been involved in agriculture and horticulture for four generations. Ranging from cattle production, greenhouse operation and vegetable farming over the years, the Wielerts have been described by friends and neighbors as quality growers. Located five miles north of Hinckley, Illinois on McGirr Road, Wielert's Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce is situated on some of Illinois' most bountiful farm land. In the spring of 2011, after being prompted by his father, Jeff Wielert opened Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce to provide locally produced food in the local market. Jeff's parents, Allan and Bette Wielert help him to produce a top quality vegetable crop available on the farm and at other local sites. Their goal is to bring a healthy, delicious product to your table at an affordable price.
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Posted by Jeff @ 02:51 PM CST