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, September 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkeys and Composting worms for sale.

With fall quickly approaching we thought now was an important time to let local customers know that there is no better time than now to get your orders in for Thanksgiving turkeys which will go quickly!

We have a very limited supply of Free Range, Heritage, Eco-logically grown turkeys for Thanksgiving this year. These birds are a wondeful link between our agricultural and cullinary past with an equal ratio of dark to white meat and a flavor which you simply will not find in any sore bought bird. Period. Our birds are allowed free range all day and are only cooped at night. They are feed only with feed grown and milled by us or by a local miller using only non GMO components and no chemicals or hormones ever. We hatch and raise these birds from our own eco-logically grown breeding flock and we can voutch for the quality.

Most birds this season will be either of Naragansette, Bourban Red, Blue Slate, or Midget White heritage stock. Prices are base on size; medium (8-16) for 50.00 or large (16 plus) for 75.00. All orders must be prepaid and arrangements must be made with us to pick up the bird the day of slaughter here at our farm in Pekin Indiana in order to meet Indiana Poultry laws. No birds will be delivered period!

Get your order in quickly as these will be spoken for fast and the quantity is very limited. Orders can be placed by e-mailing bishops homegrown (no spaces in e-mail but craigslist won't allow me to post the correct e-mail) or calling us at:
Alan Bishop

Calling and getting your order in and paid for quickly is the only sure way to ensure one of these beautiful and wonderful tasting birds can and will grace that special place on your family table come Thanksgiving. Experience what the pilgrims knew as a turkey this year and not the same old bland white turkey you buy at the store every season.

Also, we will only be offering composting worms until the end of October since the cool weather slows down their reproductive rate considerably, so if you are interested in learning about vermicomposting now is the time to place your order. And remember you can call us at anytime with questions about your herd.

Howdy folks!

We have one heck of a deal on composting/fishing worms for those of you out there so inclined. These little guys are excellent for breaking down organic matter into a rich garden fertilizer of unaccelled quality. We gather four gallons (in a bucket for convinience) of bedding, eggs, castings, and worms for 20.00! You won't find a better deal. This worms are adapted to the unique conditions provided by the compost they live in and will adapt well to your bin situation. They also make fantastic fish bait, particularly for pan fish. Taking care of them is a breeze, just keep them moist and lime the bin with dolomite lime once every few weeks and feed them table scraps, animal manures, or plant residues and they will be as happy as can be. We have been vermicomposting for five years now and can and will answer most any question you might have about the process. Feel free to give us a call or e-mail us:
bishops homegrown (no spaces in the e-mail address, craiglsit won't let me post the correct address)

and be sure to check out our plant breeding/gardening/vermiculture blog at

We also have some half barrels (made of plastic) set up and ready to go for worm composting, get the bucket of worms and barrel for 30.00

There is not a better deal out there!

Hope to hear from you soon.

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