Cherokee Creek Farming Practices

Our farm was developed based on the wide row, raised bed, organic method. We do not use any mechanical tools in the farm area; all beds are prepared by hand with a broadfork. No synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, or herbicides are used. Beds are composted with chicken manure and mushroom compost from a local chicken farm and a local mushroom farm, and mulched with wheat straw. Feed the soil and the soil will feed the plants! We use a soaker hose system to water our crops. We do not grow hybrids or GMO’s (genetically modified organisms); all of our vegetables and fruits are heirlooms. We farm year round and grow a wide variety of crops (beans, beets, cabbage, cantaloupes, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, onions, peppers, radish, summer squash, winter squash, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips watermelons). We are especially interested in growing Native American heirlooms. We currently grow Native American varieties of tomatoes, squash, beans, and watermelons, and we are always looking for more.

We are members of the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance and sell our produce on the Red Hills Online Market (www.rhomarket.com) in Tallahassee, and to organic restaurants in Tallahassee, Monticello, and Quincy. We are also happy to provide produce to local customers who are interested in picking up orders from the farm by appointment.