Hoophouse building for early vegetables!

Hoophouse building for early vegetables! 3/12/15

Sustainable, hand-tended produce.  www.rollinghillsfarm.org

We love season extension.  Being able to provide fresh, local produce earlier and later then usual is a great achievement, as you’re never quite sure what cards mother nature might deal you.  From the many farms we have worked at we’ve discovered there are so many different types of hoophouses you can choose from.

Our favorite has always been the moveable hoophouse as you can move the house from a crop that’s almost finished, over something already planted, giving you twice the amount of growing space.  However, these are the most intricate houses to build and require very level ground.  As we have many “rolling hills” here, we wanted to build a tunnel that would be super easy to take apart and move in an afternoon.  That is how we decided on the Hanley hoophouse, which we put up in the course of a few hours, in lovely 60 degree weather, with snow still on the ground.

welding our hoop bender last Fall

Bending the hoops

hoops up and end walls pulled taught

View from inside

Finishing in just a few hours!

In other news:

The babies are growing! Beautiful onion sprouts.

Our Markets this Season:

Washington Crossing Farmer’s Market, Washington Crossing, PA Saturdays 9-1 May – November

Wrightstown Farmer’s Market, Wrightstown, PA Saturdays 9-1 May-November

Easton Farmer’s Market, Easton, PA Wednesdays 4-7 May-October

Lower Makefield Farmer’s Market, Yardley, PA Thursdays 3:30-6:30 June-October

Asbury Fresh Farmer’s Market, Asbury Park, NJ Sundays 11-4 June-September

Our CSA Shares are still available!

Full and half boxed shares are available for pick up at Washington Crossing, PA and Summer shares are available for Asbury Park, NJ

Our market share is available for use at any one of our farmer’s markets!

Learn more at: www.rollinghillsfarm.org

  We look forward to growing with YOU!

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