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Rain Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday August 04, 2012   -   By Jeff

We have been working very hard at the Bountiful Blessings Farm in Hinckley, Illinois. Between our farm stands and picking, we have not had a lot of time to do anything. Andy, Peter and George have been picking corn and tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini,...

'Tis the Season

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday July 22, 2012   -   By Jeff

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,...

Bracing for the Heat

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday June 27, 2012   -   By Jeff

It has been sweltering here at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. We are watering and preparing for the next few days of very intense heat. The plants are doing well considering the heat. It is predicted that it will reach 104 degrees tomorrow. The guys are coming...

Hinckley Farmer's Market - June 23rd - First Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday June 23, 2012   -   By Jeff

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...

New Roads Bring Change

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday June 12, 2012   -   By Twilya

Today is Wednesday and I will be headed to Manhattan to deliver to my drop customers, including People’s Grocery.   I will also hang around at Peoples for the farmers market from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   With me I will have an abundance of...

I'm Not Worrying

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday June 12, 2012   -   By Jeff

Every now and then things seem to work out great. Today seemed to be one of those days. Oh, yes, there were problems, but it all worked out in the end. I truly beleive putting everything into God's hands solves a lot of problems. Worrying solves none. We...

The Preparation continues

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is approximately midnight and in seven hours I will be on my way to the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, NE.   In tow is a lot of hard work and if I don’t day some great produce.   The girls and I spent the last...

June Already!

Blog: Pine Needle Farm   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Ann

It's been a long time since I wrote in here!  A lot has happened.  Kidding season this year was the most challenging one I've ever had.  I lost two does and four kids.  But, there are 26 live and healthy kids out there, growing fast...

Fogged In

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Saturday May 05, 2012   -   By Dean

   The fog was thick at The Town Common on Academy Hill in Westminster Friday afternoon. In spite of the weather, we had a good turn-out by both vendors and customers at the first market of the season yesterday. People were pleased that Ann Patsis...

Snow storm...

Blog: Four Country Gals   -   Saturday April 14, 2012   -   By Shari

Sigh, Here it is, the middle of April and we're getting snowed upon. Forecast is for 2-4 inches today and tonight.  It kind of screws things up. We've sold our cow and the people want to come pick her up. It's totally clear at their house 17 miles...

Ridiculous Weather

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday March 12, 2012   -   By Jeff

The weather here in Northern Illinois is ridiculous. March temperatures have been incredibly high. In fact tomorrow it is supposed to reach 74 degrees. The average for the state is around 41 degrees. I wonder if we will get hit later with colder temperatures...

Is it winter yet?

Blog: Sunrise Farm   -   Tuesday February 07, 2012   -   By Jetboy

Wow! This month we've seen 50 plus degree days! Makes me wonder what the bug situation will be come this spring. Like a lot of you growers, I've already gotten more than 20 seed catalogs and my seeds are arriving daily. I'm excited about the upcoming year in...

What Happened to Winter???

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 02, 2012   -   By Jeff

I have been wondering what happened to winter? It has been so warm here in Northern Illinois the last two weeks, I am not sure I ever remember it being this warm. It makes me a little nervous about what the later part of March will look like. I have heard when...

Snow happy

Blog: Collie Flower Farm   -   Tuesday January 24, 2012   -   By Liz

Snow happy!  Kids aren't the only ones who love snow. We farmers also appreciate it. While everyone in northern Illinois has been enjoying our mild weather thru December and early January, I have been anxiously watching some of the 800 bulbs I planted...

Spring 2011

Blog: Avalon Farms Premium Homegrown   -   Tuesday May 31, 2011   -   By Brigette

Well, no one can say that the spring of 2011 wasn’t interesting. Cold, yes. Wet, yes. Without sunshine, yes. As I am writing this, the sun is shining and the temperature today is expected in the “really hot” range, and with a good southerly breeze...

Rain sweet rain

Blog: J&J Produce   -   Friday May 27, 2011   -   By Diamond

The title says it all. We finally received some rain yesterday evening and some more today. What a relief from all the hot weather we have ben experiencing. Don't get me wrong I love the hot weather of summer , but enough is enough . It's not even June yet and...


What's it's going to be...winter or spring?

Blog: Avalon Farms Premium Homegrown   -   Thursday April 21, 2011   -   By Brigette

Well here it is, mid April, and we just had a couple inches of snow. Can't believe it. Temperatures are running so far below normal that we are still up every night to fill the wood burner so that the tomatoes don't get cold. To add insult to injury, most days...

It Got HOT!

Blog: Southern California Farmers Daughters   -   Friday April 15, 2011   -   By Aisling

My Goodness it is HOT today! Well, not really but the quick change sure makes it feel like it. I can almost hear the grass growing. I put in some Tomato plants and Snap Peas today and drove over to see how our status is coming for Truly Local(tm). All of...

It's Spring in Tennessee!!!!!?

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday March 31, 2011   -   By Terry

Ahh, the bluebells are blooming........   The trout lilies are too........   bloodroot is shining snowy white....... and speaking of snow........ it's doing that too!!!!!!!


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