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 mushroom compost from a local mushroom farm, and mulched with rye 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 herbs 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 proud members of the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance We currently focus on growing vegetable and herb bedding plants for Tallahassee Nurseries and occasionally sell our produce on the Red Hills Online Market in Tallahassee.