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When we talk to people getting started in farming or gardening, we have a couple things we share with every person.  First, we tell them to start small.  Don’t buy 1,000 chickens or plant 5 acres of watermelons, right off the bat.  We learned so much from the first 25 chickens, the first two (2) […]

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How To Prepare Pecans After a few people asked me about soaking pecans, something they read in the newspaper article, I decided to share a little more information. When we started farming in 2000, the driving force was to feed our bodies better, healthier. We chose the name Slowpoke Farm, after a global grassroots organization […]

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Last summer a customer gave me some delicious yellow cherry tomatoes from their garden. He had planted them years ago, but they come back each year as volunteers. I saved them over the winter and we have one plant growing and bearing tomatoes. The are incredible. I have decided to save the seeds again and hope for more […]

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Where’s the okra? It’s mid July and there has been very little okra on the tables at the Farmers Market. Our plants are doing well, but are just now producing fruit. We have no explanation for why it’s so late; apparently everyone is experiencing the same situation. Our tomatoes are having trouble setting fruit too. We were sure […]

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I guess preparing for next year, in the beginning of July, may not sound like a Slowpoke characteristic, but we are doing it. All the garden rows are planted and we’re waiting on things to produce or ripen so we are tending to the perennials. Nick is working on the two (2) asparagus rows. Anyone who grows […]

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