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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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Searching for heirloom collards....

Collards are one of our favorite survival foods here on the farm. We tend to love brassica crops in general, but collards have a special place in our heart on those cold winter days when nothing else is growing. This year we are growing out a mass cross of many types of heirloom and F1 collards, however, much like jello, there is always room. That said I came accross this excellent ARS article about collecting Carolina heirloom/landrace collards:

Unfortunately those accessions don't yet seem to be available. Perhaps some of you out there have some other lesser known collard accession and we could facilitate a trade? E-mail:

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