Dry Creek Farm is a 1-acre farm in Tahlequah, OK, that sells certified organic produce at their local farmers market and through a farm-to-school program.
They received a $2,012 grant to convert hog pasture into an orchard and vineyard. Dry Creek overcame challenges with late shipments, weather, pests, and the pandemic to complete their project. Their berry patch has done well. Project Manager Ron Cook told us that, “no soil was lost due to erosion, and the green spaces developed between rows of berry bushes provided summer forage for our flock of endangered Cotton Patch Geese.” They were also able to allow an Indigenous Studies group from Northeastern State University to utilize the berry patch for socially-distant lab days.