Southwood Farm & Market
The Southwood Farm & Market is a working farm and marketplace in which activities focus on sustainability, education and community. This venture is being developed at the Southwood Farm, 80 acres of agricultural property along the Polecat Creek just east of Elm Street. The development will be opened to the public in phases, beginning in late 2012.
At the heart of this development is our belief in the need to rediscover our connection to the land that sustains us, and to provide Tulsans a hands-on experience with agriculture, in a setting just 20 minutes from downtown. In this spirit of community, we have built partnerships with the City of Jenks, Oklahoma State University, Jenks High School Future Farmers of America, Tulsa County Extension Master Gardeners, Oklahoma Farm & Food Alliance, and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture to plan and build this project.
Our ultimate vision for this property is to offer a seasonal destination where families can experience farming in the 21st century. Spring of 2013 marks our first year of growing produce at Southwood’s farm. Our resident farmer, Kyle Dismukes, will be growing a variety of fresh produce for Southwood including Radishes, Onions, Turnips, Kale, Beets, Carrots, Lettuce, Tatsoi, Potatoes, Okra, Watermelons, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, and Pumpkins. A few notes on our farming venture:
- We grow our produce using “best method” practices, combining both natural and conventional methods.
- We strive for sustainability by recycling our excess nursery products to improve the soil fertility.
- We use crop rotation and cover crops to improve our soil and to bring beneficial insects to our fields.
We will be selling our produce at Southwood every Friday from May through October (“Farm Fresh Fridays”). Produce will arrive early to mid morning each Friday. We will also be selling at the Jenks Farmers Market (located at Green Acres) every Saturday.
We welcome anyone who wants to tour our farm facility! For more information please contact Farmer Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.