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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Thursday, June 11, 2009

A few items I am currently looking for.....and yes I know one sounds extremely weird!

-Red Okra, a good productive strain.
-A corn sheller, would most certainly help in working up livestock feed this fall and winter!

and to top off the list!

BAT GUANO - preferably harvested in a responisable way or from an area such as an attic or a barn or garage where no damage is done to the colony, or a bat house. We recently put up two but they have yet to be inhabited. Will take as much as you can send and will pay for shipping plus trade you out a lifetime supply of seed!

Will gladly trade seeds for all other items.

As another quick update, we will be at the Washington County Farmers Market in Salem Indiana at the fairgrounds again on Saturday from 8:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. and will have a terrific selection of our "eco-Logically" grown (read organic) produce on hand including the following:

-Red Chiefton potatoes harvested as New Potatoes. Absolutely delicious anyway you want to cook them! 3.00 a quart
-Leaf Lettuce Mix: Red types, Green Types, Purple, Red Edged in an efficient and beautiful mix for 2.50 a gallon bag
-Broccoli-an assortment of types. Small heads 1.50 large 2.00-2.50
-Cabbage, early Jersey Wakefield, Early Round Dutch, Early Golden Acre. 2.00 a small Head, 2.50-3.00 a large head
-Sugar Snap and snow peas. 3.50 a quart bag. Delicious, especially when mixed with the red potatoes cubed up in a skillet!
-Farm Fresh, Free Range, "Eco-Logically" grown Green and Blue eggs!
-Yellow Cabbage Collards. Beautiful yellow-green and large leaved collards, better than any you have ever tasted. A terrific strain we sourced through a friend via "the collard shack" (google that one).
-Alpine Strawberry Plants. Mostly white fruited, non-runnering type plants, prolific and everbearing. Deliciously sweet without the "tart" of modern berries. Several strains, many most likely grown by Thomas Jefferson himself. Small pots 4.00 and large pots 8.00
-Yellow Transparent apple trees. Smallish summer cooking apple. Great for pies. 5.00 one gallon nursery pots.
-Compost tea concentrate. All the nutrient you need to make 15-20 gallons of great compost tea, inoculated with benificial microbes and mychorizial fungi.

We are also taking orders on Amaracauna Chicks in both large fowl and bantam size as well as pearl/pied guineas.

3 comments:

Michael said...

Hi Alan! I have Hill Country and Robierre okra. Both are red. This is the first time I've planted but I only used a few of the seed so if you would like the rest you are welcome to them. They came from Baker's Creek.

Kathy said...

I just saw bat guano in bags at my local nursery. It definitely made me look twice! Let me know if you want me to ship a bag across the pond. :)

Bishops Homegrown said...

Howdy Michael, would love to have both of those red okra types. let me know if you need a trade or an SASE, shoot me an e-mail at bishopshomegrown@gmail.com and we can work out the details.

Howdy Kathy,

Would love to have some of that bat guano but I don't want to put you through the hassle of having to ship all the way over here my friend unless you don't mind. Feel free to shoot me at e-mail at bishopshomegrown@gmail.com I'd be glad to trade you some seeds my friend!