Doko Farm

Doko Farm Doko Farm is a small sustainable farm, specializing in pasture-raised heritage meats. www.dokofarm.org Family owned since 1839. Visit our website at www.dokofarm.org.
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Operating as usual

The hay loft in the large barn is beautiful, even in its state of decay, from the shafts of light coming through the roo...
01/11/2021

The hay loft in the large barn is beautiful, even in its state of decay, from the shafts of light coming through the roof, to the moss covered boards and and carpet of leaves. #dokofarm #oldbarn

If you are searching for your local organically grown New Years collards, our friends at Organically Roland have you cov...
12/29/2020
Organically Roland

If you are searching for your local organically grown New Years collards, our friends at Organically Roland have you covered. Find them today in Columbia, or tomorrow in Lexington.

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that we will have two days of collards available for anyone who wants them for your New Year's meal! We will be at 304 South Waccamaw Avenue for all you folks in Columbia tomorrow, Tuesday the 29th from 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. and then on Wednesday the 30th here on our farm at 5904 Platt Springs Road, Lexington SC 29073 from 10 A.M. until sell out or dark, whichever comes first! $2 per collard, or 3 for $5!

Hello from the night shift, and one farmer who accidentally fell asleep in the couch...again. #DokoFarm #sustainable #sm...
12/24/2020

Hello from the night shift, and one farmer who accidentally fell asleep in the couch...again. #DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #greatpyrenees #livestockguardiandogs #stcroixsheep #narragansettturkeys #goodestgirl #goodestboy #greatpyreneespuppy

Introducing Eddie, Doko Farm’s new St. Croix ram! At just 9 months old, he is already a handsome boy, and we are excited...
12/21/2020

Introducing Eddie, Doko Farm’s new St. Croix ram! At just 9 months old, he is already a handsome boy, and we are excited about the genetics that he will bring to our flock. He made it through quarantine with no problems and is being housed with Ram-a-lama Ding-Dong (St. Croix ram) and FoxRun (our retired Pygmy goat buck). #DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #stcroixsheep #heritagebreed

12/19/2020

The forest piglets are still doing well! #DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #americanguineahog #heritagebreeds #piglets #baconseeds

We were able to harvest some stunning mistletoe at the farm today! We will have this and our pasture-raised Heritage mea...
12/18/2020

We were able to harvest some stunning mistletoe at the farm today! We will have this and our pasture-raised Heritage meats at the Hollywood-Rose Hill CSA pick-up, today from 3pm-6pm. Look for us on the 300 block of South Waccamaw. See you soon!

Look who just come out of the woods, with three new piglets! She received extra feed tonight. Good job mama! Clearly she...
12/17/2020

Look who just come out of the woods, with three new piglets! She received extra feed tonight. Good job mama! Clearly she has everything under control. #DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #americanguineahogs #heritagebreeds #piglets

Ilsa and a day-old Buckeye chick. Yesterday was a hatch day at Doko Farm! We set a small amount of eggs to try and get s...
12/13/2020

Ilsa and a day-old Buckeye chick. Yesterday was a hatch day at Doko Farm! We set a small amount of eggs to try and get some new recruits for our Buckeye chicken breeding group. This morning, they were introduced to Ilsa, and moved into their brooder. We needed this success in Ilsa's training, today. She did so well! #DokoFarm #smallfarm #Greatpyrenees #livestockguardiandog #buckeyechickens #heritagebreed

12/10/2020

I came out of the farm house door to a massive flock of birds flying past the farm. I just stood watching a smiling for a while before trying to record the tail end of the flock. Hope you find small reasons to smile today, and allow yourself a pause to enjoy them. #dokofarm #sustainable #smallfarm #wildlifehabitat #birds #smalljoy

12/07/2020

Nothing to see here- just our oldest Guinea Hog boar, Guinness, going for a walk about the farm. He is one happy hog! #DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #americanguineahog #heritagebreed #happypig #oinkoink

Happy Belated Birthdays to Larry, Xenia, Rookie, and Ilsa! Doko Farm’s livestock guardian dogs celebrated with party hat...
12/07/2020

Happy Belated Birthdays to Larry, Xenia, Rookie, and Ilsa! Doko Farm’s livestock guardian dogs celebrated with party hats (created by the farm kiddos) and treats. It was also Ilsa’s first time on the big pasture! Larry and Xenia are now 10 years old and Rookie and Ilsa are 1 year old- big milestones all around! #DokoFarm #smallfarm #greatpyrenees #livestockguardiandog #happybirthday #goodestboy #goodestgirl

Sneak peek! It was dark by the time we arrived home and were able to unload. More photos coming soon! #dokofarm #stcroix...
12/06/2020

Sneak peek! It was dark by the time we arrived home and were able to unload. More photos coming soon! #dokofarm #stcroixsheep #heritagebreeds

This December, Doko Farm will be at the Hollywood-Rose Hill Neighborhood CSA pick-up. You can pre-order our pasture-rais...
12/04/2020

This December, Doko Farm will be at the Hollywood-Rose Hill Neighborhood CSA pick-up. You can pre-order our pasture-raised heritage meats to pick-up with your CSA share, and deck the halls with mistletoe harvested from Doko Farm. For details on how to preorder, and a price list of our available products, please visit www.dokofarm.org. To learn more about the HRH CSA, visit www.hrhcsa.com. You can follow the HRH CSA farms, Organically Roland and Greenleaf Farms, on facebook too. See you soon! #communitysupportedagriculture #eatlocal #sustainable #pastureraised #heritagebreeds #mistletoe #deckthehalls

Doko Farm's cover photo
12/04/2020

Doko Farm's cover photo

The farm kiddos and I harvested the sunchoke today from one of our raised beds in the kitchen garden. We also found a go...
11/28/2020

The farm kiddos and I harvested the sunchoke today from one of our raised beds in the kitchen garden. We also found a good many in the mulch around the bed. The sunchokes were making a run for it! We found 33.8 lbs in one 3’x5’ bed! Huge shout out to the farm kiddos for all their hard work today! #DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #kitchengarden #raisedbedgarden #sunchokes #perennialvegetables

Moonrise over Doko Farm. The pictures are not even close to the real thing. Do yourself a favor and go outside. The moon...
11/28/2020

Moonrise over Doko Farm. The pictures are not even close to the real thing. Do yourself a favor and go outside. The moon is beautiful and the evening is cool and peaceful.

Wishing you health and happiness, this harvest season. #DokoFarm #narragansettturkeys #pastureraised #heritagebreeds #go...
11/26/2020

Wishing you health and happiness, this harvest season. #DokoFarm #narragansettturkeys #pastureraised #heritagebreeds #gobblegobble

Tonight we brine our heritage turkeys! I use 1 cup brown sugar: 1 cup sea salt: 1 gallon water- repeat until you have en...
11/25/2020

Tonight we brine our heritage turkeys! I use 1 cup brown sugar: 1 cup sea salt: 1 gallon water- repeat until you have enough brine to submerge your heritage turkey. To reduce the amount of brine that you will need to make, use that oven bag that has been sitting in the back of your kitchen drawer. Get more cooking tips for your heritage turkey, on the Farmhouse Kitchen page of our website. #DokoFarm #gobblegobble #pastureraised #Narragansettturkeys #heritagebreeds

Follow this link to The Farmhouse Kitchen at www.dokofarm.org:
https://www.dokofarm.org/Home/the-farmhouse-kitchen

Thank you to everyone, who came out to The Harvest Market at Doko Farm! If you have any photos from The Harvest Market, ...
11/24/2020

Thank you to everyone, who came out to The Harvest Market at Doko Farm! If you have any photos from The Harvest Market, drop them in the comment section, below. We wish you all a delicious, happy, and healthy holiday.
Locally yours,
Doko Farm, Greenleaf Farms, and Organically Roland

(P.S. Don't forget to join our email list, and follow us on FB, for product availability, events, and more! Doko Farm's email list can be found here: https://www.dokofarm.org/Home/get-farm-fresh-news and the Hollywood-Rose Hill Neighborhood CSA can be found at https://hrhcsa.com/.)

11/24/2020

Start defrosting you Heritage Turkey Hen (10lbs or less), today. Do not forget to add sea salt and brown sugar to your shopping list for brining tomorrow night. #DokoFarm #gobblegobble

11/23/2020

If you haven’t already this is your reminder to start defrosting your Heritage Turkey Toms (10+lbs)

Good morning from Doko Farm! Today is the the day! The Harvest Market at Doko Farm and Heritage Turkey Pick-up are from ...
11/21/2020

Good morning from Doko Farm! Today is the the day! The Harvest Market at Doko Farm and Heritage Turkey Pick-up are from 9-12pm. See you soon! 🦃Doko Farm, Greenleaf Farms, Organically Roland 🍠

Ezra’s Easter Egger Chickens just started laying! He is so excited about his precious chickens. (Thank you to Crazy Chic...
11/20/2020

Ezra’s Easter Egger Chickens just started laying! He is so excited about his precious chickens. (Thank you to Crazy Chic Heritage Farm for starting Ezra off with healthy beautiful chicks) Look for Ezra’s Eggs, for sale at Doko Farm, in spring of 2021. #DokoFarm #EzrasEggs #farmkids #easteregger #happychickens #eggs #kidpreneurs

If you are seeing Doko Farm’s newsletter on FB, you can make sure you do not miss the next one, by signing up for our em...
11/20/2020
Join us for the Harvest Market at Doko Farm, this Saturday

If you are seeing Doko Farm’s newsletter on FB, you can make sure you do not miss the next one, by signing up for our email list at www.dokofarm.org. Thanks!

Autumn is our favorite time of year, at the farm. The days are cooler, the leaves change color and fall from the trees, and we pause, if just for a minute, to celebrate another successful growing season. Join us, this Saturday, for the Harvest Market at Doko Farm, and take home something delicious...

Even the smallest lambs are out with the big sheep on these chilly morning. Be sure to stop and say hi to this cuties, w...
11/20/2020

Even the smallest lambs are out with the big sheep on these chilly morning. Be sure to stop and say hi to this cuties, when you shop at the Harvest Market at Doko Farm, this Saturday! #dokofarm #sustainable #smallfarm #pastureraised #heritagebreeds #stcroixsheep #shoplocal #eatlocallygrown

We are expecting temperatures to drop to freezing here at the farm. After farm chores were finished, the kids helped me ...
11/19/2020

We are expecting temperatures to drop to freezing here at the farm. After farm chores were finished, the kids helped me harvest our remaining tomatoes, lettuce, and flowers, in the big garden. We were able to cover our raised beds in the kitchen garden, but the big garden is just too- big. We invest in our livestock and do not have the row covers that veggie farms might. Not a problem though! I am looking forward to feasting on a week’s worth of delicious salads and sharing some too. #dokofam #sustainable #smallfarm #garden #harvest #winteriscoming

We were packed to the rafters today, for our trip back from Williamsburg Packing Co, to pick-up our pasture-raised herit...
11/19/2020

We were packed to the rafters today, for our trip back from Williamsburg Packing Co, to pick-up our pasture-raised heritage turkeys. This was because we also picked up pasture-raised pork and chicken for our friends at Crazy Chic Heritage Farm. The ride home was a bit cramped, but it cost us absolutely nothing to do it, and it saved another small farm a long day of driving tomorrow. (I am calling it meatpooling- like car pooling but more delicious). So here is a little reminder to be kind. It is so easy to do, and next time it might be you who needs a helping hand. #DokoFam #sustainable #smallfarm #farmlife #farmfriends #lendahand #pastureraised #heritagebreeds #narragansettturkeys #gobblegobble

Oh my goodness! Narragansett turkeys will be found on postal stamps next year as part of a heritage breed collection! I ...
11/19/2020

Oh my goodness! Narragansett turkeys will be found on postal stamps next year as part of a heritage breed collection! I will definitely be picking some up, when they come out. #pastureraised #heritagebreeds #narragansettturkeys #gobblegobble

We couldn't be more excited to share that the US Postal Service is releasing a Heritage Breed Stamp collection in 2021!

"These stamps pay tribute to heritage breeds, preindustrial farm animals that are enjoying renewed attention for their versatility, adaptability and unique genetic traits. This pane of 20 stamps includes photographs of 10 heritage breeds: the American Mammoth Jackstock donkey, the Narragansett turkey, the Cayuga duck, the San Clemente Island goat, the Mulefoot hog, the Cotton Patch goose, the American Cream draft horse, the Barbados Blackbelly sheep, the Milking Devon cow and the Wyandotte chicken. Zack Bryant designed the stamps with photographs by Aliza Eliazarov. Greg Breeding served as art director."

We can't wait to send mail in 2021!

11/17/2020
Making It Grow

Check out Doko Farm on Making It Grow, along with Greenleaf Farms, and Organically Roland! You can find all three of our farms at the Harvest Market at Doko Farm, this Saturday (9-12pm). For more details check out our fb event (link in comments). For a beauty shot of Doko Farm’s pasture-raised heritage meats, skip to the 2:20 mark. #DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #EatLocalBuyLocal #pastureraised #heritagebreeds #veggiesfordays

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" talks with April Jones of the Pinehurst Farmers Market about how it started and its importance to the Pinehurst Community in Columbia, SC.

11/16/2020

We are contacting folks on our Heritage Turkey Waitlist. Check your email, please. If we have not yet contacted you, you will hear from us soon. Thank you everyone!

Doko Farm raises Narragansett turkeys, and we are the stewards of a breeding flock of approximately 20 of these beautifu...
11/16/2020

Doko Farm raises Narragansett turkeys, and we are the stewards of a breeding flock of approximately 20 of these beautiful birds.

The Narragansett Turkeys' excellent flavor has landed it a spot on the Slow Food Ark of Taste. "The US Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates." - www.slowfoodusa.org

...And it is working! Through conservation efforts Narragansett Turkeys have been upgraded on The Livestock Conservancy's Conservation Priority List, from threatened to watch.

Calm disposition, good maternal ability, early maturation, egg production and excellent meat quality make the beautiful Narragansett turkey a useful addition to the family farm.

As recently as 50 years ago, they were well regarded for production qualities. This historic variety, unique to North America, merits evaluation for production in sustainable agriculture systems.

The Narragansett color pattern contains black, gray, tan, and white, similar to the Bronze, with steel gray or dull black replacing the coppery bronze. White wing bars are the result of a genetic mutation which removes the bronze coloration and is not known outside the US.

According to an 1872 account, it was common to find flocks of one to two hundred birds, the product of a breeder flock of a dozen hens. Little supplemental feed was given to the turkeys; instead they ranged for grasshoppers, crickets, and other insects.

Named for Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island where it was developed, the variety descends from wild turkeys and domestic turkeys (probably Norfolk Blacks) brought by European colonists. Improved and standardized for production qualities, the Narragansett became the foundation of the turkey industry in New England.

The American Poultry Association recognized the Narragansett in 1874.

Interest in the bird began to decline in the early 1900s. It was not used for commercial production for decades until the early 21st century, when renewed interest in its biological fitness, survivability, and superior flavor created a growing market niche.

The standard weight for young hens is 14 pounds and toms 23 pounds. Since the breed has not been selected for production attributes, including weight gain, for years, many birds may be smaller. Careful selection for good health, ability to mate naturally, and production attributes will return this variety to its former stature.

Your support of The Livestock Conservancy helps this breed and many others.

http://bit.ly/NarragansettTurkey

Our American Guinea Hogs enjoyed a pumpkin smash party, today! Pumpkins are great enrichment for hogs, they provide dive...
11/15/2020

Our American Guinea Hogs enjoyed a pumpkin smash party, today! Pumpkins are great enrichment for hogs, they provide diversity in diet, may help with reducing internal parasites, and the novelty of rolling the orange globes down the hill is fun for the hogs too! Thank you to our friends at Crazy Chic Heritage Farm for sharing the pumpkin bounty.#DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #americanguineahogs #heritagebreeds #pumkinsforpigs #autumn #happyhogs

Introducing Ilsa. She is staying with us, while we assess her ability to join our livestock guardian team. Just under a ...
11/15/2020

Introducing Ilsa. She is staying with us, while we assess her ability to join our livestock guardian team. Just under a year old, and today may have been her first farm day. We are loving getting to know this independent and smart girl. #DokoFarm #sustainable #smallfarm #greatpyrenees #livestockguardiandogs

Why, hello there, little friend. #dokofarm #sunstainable #smallfarm #pollinators
11/13/2020

Why, hello there, little friend. #dokofarm #sunstainable #smallfarm #pollinators

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2101 Cedar Creek Rd
Blythewood, SC
29016

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Thursday 11:00 - 14:00
Friday 11:00 - 14:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday 11:00 - 14:00

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(803) 873-7739

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We got some lamb and chicken from Doko yesterday... the Lamb Kofta I made was some of the best I’ve ever had. Support these folks if and when you can.
Best meat in town!
Hi Amanda, Ron, Karen and Michael Sharman from California here. Thinking about you and your family and hoping you guys are riding out the hurricane and are all okay. We plan to keep checking this Facebook for updates, so please let all of us know how you're doing.
had a great time at the spring festival! can't wait for another visit
Can't wait to host the seed swap at the Spring Farm Fest! Starting at 12pm, it's going to be amazing.... see you there!