Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler

The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wish you could eat fresh strawberries all winter long?

Well, now you can!

If you live local to Pekin Indiana don't miss out on our potted alpine strawberry plant sale. These strawberry plants are selected from our own stock of mixed varieties of white alpine strawberries. If you aren't familiar with alpine strawberries they are a small ancient variety, modern strawberries were bred from a cross between these lovely little berries and their larger cousin, a white variety from the Andean mountain region. Alpine strawberries are known for their terrific flavor and fragrance and the white varieties are the best of the best, having a much sweeter and less tart taste than modern garden strawberries. These plants have been "Eco-Logically" grown in our greenhouses over the past couple of months, fertilized only with organic worm castings, and have proven themselves many times over. They are housed in five gallon nursery pots (about 3/8 the size of a five gallon bucket) and are healthy and happy! They are blooming and they will continue to bloom all winter as long as they are kept warm and are able to get a minimal amount of sunlight. With a regular fertilization routine these berries will produce an amazing amount and will provide your family with a fresh, organic, healthy snack all winter long. Of course if you ever have questions about them you can give us a call and we will be glad to help you. In the spring the plants can be busted up into sections and will probably yield from 10-20 alpine strawberry plants for your garden or further potting up.

If you interested give us a call, drop us an e-mail, or just stop by the farm.

Bishop's Homegrown/Alan Bishop
phone - 1-812-967-2073
e-mail -
address: 5604 S. state Rd 60 Pekin IN 47165

Plants are $10 a pot. Give us a call soon, these will go quickly.

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