About The Farm
Peace of Prairie Organic Farm is owned and farmed by Cassie Herringshaw, who grew up west of Enid, Oklahoma. Cassie's parents, Carolyn and Rodney Redman, also live on the farm, and help out with a variety of farm chores and projects, and are also the smiling faces you'll see helping out at farmers market and doing home delivery of our products.
The farm sits on 21 acres just outside of Muskogee, Oklahoma. A portion of the land held a drive-in movie theater in the 50s and 60s, then served as horse pasture in the following decades. The theater left behind a concrete pad where the projection house once stood, which we’ve re-purposed to serve as the floor of our barn, and about a dozen parking berms forming concentric circles across a portion of our property.
The farm was begun in 2013 with a quarter-acre of vegetables and a half dozen laying hens. Since then, we’ve grown slowly, adding flowers in 2016, and expanding the vegetable operation to two acres, with about half that area in green fallow (planted into cover crop) each year to build soil. Two high tunnels and three caterpillar tunnels give us protected growing space, which improves the quality of some crops, and also allows us to grow through the winter. From the start, we have set out to produce high quality food and flowers for local markets, using only organic methods. We focus on building overall soil health through crop rotations, cover crops, and natural sources of fertility like green manure and compost.
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Peace of Prairie has been certified organic since 2014. The certification process requires strict record-keeping, a yearly fee, and a yearly inspection by a USDA authorized agent. For customers who feel strongly about the importance of organic methods, or those who are concerned about chemicals on their vegetables, this certification provides peace of mind. From our perspective, it forces us to pay closer attention to the details of our operation, which is never a bad thing. In reality, we try to hold ourselves to a higher standard of land stewardship than organic regulations require, but the term "organic" is a quick way to communicate to new customers that our produce is chemical-free.
Our organic growing goal
•Living, active Soil that improves over time •No chemical fertilizers
•No chemical pesticides
•Thriving farm ecosystem
View our USDA Organic Certification here: