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, March 8, 2011

Hey market farmers looking for alternatives.....

Recently I'm sure you've noticed my profusion of posts regarding tobacco as an alternative crop as well as my many links to author Bill Drakes website, normally I don't do a lot of "Product Placement" on the site but this isn't product placement, it's information placement and dissemination and it's here because were headed towards hard times and we all need information and alternatives long lost to our mass consumerism and sloth like behavior as a society.

Bill is running one heck of a deal over at his site where you can buy "The cultivators handbook of natural tobacco." at half price for resale at retail at farmers markets, if you grow a few tobacco plants and do a bit of promotion this could be a pretty sweet deal for you and in my opinion Bill has written up a pretty good explanation of how to go about doing as such.

We are going to be participating in this program, likely at both the Washington County Indiana and the Orleans Indiana farmers market this season; offering the book as well as 5 or 6 varieties of plants and we would love to see others get involved so this piece of relevant agricultural and cultural information gets more widely disseminated amongst the public.

Check it out here.

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