Used by American Indians, African Americans and early European settlers, wild Persimmons are a distinctively American fruit. Although currently the greatest abundance of trees are found along the Mississippi River Valley, the native Persimmon's range extends from Connecticut to Florida, and as far west as Kansas and Texas. The fruits are a burnt orange color and often develop a bluish haze after the first frost. Wild Persimmons have a unique, succulent flesh that can be used for both savory and sweet dishes, including breads, pies, ice cream, candies and sauces.
A multigenerational farm, the Foust family farm has been a part of the the Mt. Hope church community since 1796. Where once was grown tobacco and a small family garden plot, is now given over to fruit and vegetable production beyond our own family needs. My brother and I [and sometimes my sister] have chosen to continue our legacy as farmers... (more...)
Folk Farm in Oklahoma, Okemah, Cross Timbers entering our Fourth Season. Vegetables, Seeds, Herbs, Bedding Plants and Starts. All grown without chemicals or treated seeds. Heirlooms and International Flavors. That and much more. We offer a 20 member CSA this new new year of 2015. (more...)
We grow a large variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, ducks, geese, chickens, guinea fowl, dairy goats, bees/honey and the highly sought after American Black Guinea Hog. Our hogs are for both breeding and meat. The meat from the American Guinea Hog is highly sought after and is rated #1 by Slow Food International. (more...)
Flora Bay is a small semi-urban farm located in southern Illinois, close to Carbondale. The 6 acres we grow on include forested woodland, patches of 'restoration in progress' prairie, a hop yard, small orchard and raised beds. (more...)
Finca Pura Vida is an ecological farm specializing in heirloom vegetables,herbs, fruits and heritage dairy cows, heritage beef cows, pigs, turkeys, geese, chickens, yorkshire terriers and collies. We have 42 Acers for our animals and agriculture. We have many very old Family Heirlooms that are of the greatest flavor and healing qualities. (more...)
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is operated by CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). All our markets are open year-round, rain or shine. For more information and to subscribe to our weekly e-letter, visit www.cuesa.org. (more...)