Records of the wild plum date back to the 17th century, when it was used in Oregon by local American Indian tribes as a dried winter fruit. There are 26 sub-varieties of the fruit that differ in season, size, shape, and flavor. The location span of this native fruit is from Maine to Florida in the east, northward from Mexico along the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in the west, and along the Great Lakes region. American Plums are not commercially sold, but are found at local farmers markets when they are in season. The fruit is commonly used in jellies, jams, spreads and sauces for wild game.
Hand planted, hand harvested, green manure and compost with beneficial plants for pollination. No well so we use rain water collectors located at garden site. Close to 2000 gallons of rain water capacity and growing. (more...)
The West Fork Garden Market is open the first Saturday of April at 7:30-12:00 noon until Frost and on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 until dusk. The West Fork Garden Market members are local growers of natural and organic vegetables, meat, eggs, and cut flowers. (more...)
Located in the heart of Corrales is Wagner's Farm. This farm has been around since 1910 and has been owned and operated through four generation of the Wagner Family. Come shop at the Wagner's Farm store in Corrales and you will find farm fresh produce that is picked every morning. (more...)
We sell organic produce, herbs, and some fruit from May-November at our farmstand on Saundersville Road a mile behind the Walmart in Hermitage, Saturday mornings from 8-12. We sell the best-tasting vegetables we can find at prices competitive with supermarkets. (more...)
We are a small group of dedicated young farmers, living and learning and growing on land in rural Coal Valley, IL, just outside of the Quad Cities proper. (more...)