Farm Meetings & Work Days

Farm Work Days - Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm at the garden shed.

During the summer heat, July and August, Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Friday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 am.

 

 

The Farm

We are residents of Hidden Springs planning for the agricultural areas in the community. Our focus for 2016 is on row crops, perennials, pumpkin patch, and a corn maze. We want to bring back the vitality, production, and sustainable features of the agriculture that allowed this community to exist and thrive. The farm draws people to our community. It is a source of pride and sets Hidden Springs apart from other developments, it is a place of wonder for our children, a space for nature and people to coexist harmoniously.

Farm Notes

Farm Notes 5/16/19
Friday, May 17, 2019

We are going to try to work at the farm tomorrow morning, 9-11:00 AM.  The goal is to get the deer fence up.  If it continues to rain we will have to reschedule.

 

Farm Notes 5/14/2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Our group had a great Farm Fit workout last night.  What is Farm Fit?  Farm Fit is the workout you get digging, screening compost, weeding, walking back and worth with the seeder, laying tape,etc.  No need for the gym on farm days.

We have now seeded flowers in the flower bed, seeded about half of the upick and row crop rows and started prepping the final row crop rows.  Our seed starter group transplanted the little seedlings into bigger containers and started the hardening off process.  These little guys are waiting for more consistently warm mornings before being moved into the field.   

The weather forecast is predicting rain and much cooler temps for the end of the week.  If we get significant rain we will not be able to work on Friday morning, I’ll send out another email Thursday evening to let you know about that

Farm Notes 5/12/19
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day to all you farming mamas.  We will be working at the farm this Monday, May 13th, 6-8:00 PM.   This week we will be seeding in the flower bed, seeding corn in the u-pick area and prepping the last 6 rows in the row crop area. 

Dry Creek Quilters will have bags available for purchase, $ 6-10 . 

If you weren’t able to place your order for a Farm T Shirt last week, this Monday, 5/13 will be your last opportunity! They are perfect to wear at the farm.  We have men’s, women’s (long and short sleeve) and even shirts for the kids (sizes S- 6/8-L-14/16).  We are just 9 shirts shy of the reduced pricing.  More information and details at the farm work party Monday. 

Farm Notes 5/6/2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
We will be working on Monday, May 6th, 6-8:00 PM at the farm.  The field is tilled!  Farm announcements:
  • We love to have kids at the farm.  Any kids under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent and have a liability waiver on file.  
  • Rhubarb upick continues, 6 stalks for $1.  Upick hours are 6-7:00 PM.
  • Dry Creek Quilters will have cloth bags available for purchase, $6-10.  Your purchase supports Dry Creek Historical Society.
  • Interested in purchasing a Hidden Springs Community T-Shirt Information/styles/sizes/colors and pricing will be discussed at a quick 6 pm meeting at the farm Monday evening. Orders will be taken the evenings of May 6 and May 13 only. The T-shirt is a great way to show your Community Farm Spirit especially for the Idaho Botanical Garden Tour of the farm on June 9!
Farm Notes 4/30/2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
We had a great work night Monday. The group put compost on all the raspberries, weeded around the rhubarb and asparagus, spread all the straw, moved brush to the chipper pile and started adding compost to the 2019 row crop area.  Some of our youngest farmers were super heros screening compost. A few announcements:
  • We will work Friday morning, 9-11:00 AM.  We should be able to lay out the first 10 rows in the row crop area.
  • Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a parent.  We also need waivers for all the children.  Waivers are available in the top left drawer,    please turn them in to the HSTA office, it is okay to leave them in the mail box by the HSTA door.
  • We continue to have new people join the farm group, welcome to all!  I am attaching the FAQs again for the benefit of the new folks.
  • Thanks to Heidi for bringing the delicious rhubarb chutney last night.  Here is Recipe!
Farm Notes 4/29/19
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Please join us Monday evening, 6-8:00 PM, at the farm.  All Hidden Springs residents are welcome.   We will be adding compost to the raspberry bed,  spreading straw, weeding and harvesting rhubarb.  

U-pick also starts on Monday.  Invite your neighbors to come out to the farm and pick rhubarb.  They will need to bring scissors or clippers and a bag.  6 stalks for $1.  

Dry Creek Quilters will be selling handmade cloth tote bags.  These are perfect for carrying home your rhubarb.  The bags are $6-10.  The purchase supports Dry Creek Historical Society, these are the people who care for the historic farmhouse located at the end of Farm Court.

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Farm Committee and Volunteers

The Farm Committee meets Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the garden shed!  Please note during the summer heat, July and August, Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Friday mornings from 8:00 to 10:00 am.

The garden shed is located down the walking path at the intersection of 7th and Banker, or via the gravel farm road off Farm Court near the Community Barn. Ask for Linda Beasley or Sharon Halvorsen to get started.

For more information about the farm or to be added to the email distribution list, please email HSTA@hiddensprings.com.

Farm Documents

2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2019 Farm Appointed Members  
   
   

 

2018
Friday, December 21, 2018

2018 Farm Report

2017
Friday, December 21, 2018