Meet Theilen Produce Gardens!
“Practicing agro-ecological methods as a way to improve our soil, our water, our environment and our community.”
Welcome the Theilen Family of Theilen Produce Gardens in Schuyler, Nebraska to Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska! They are a first year member of BFBL who have been raising fresh, healthy vegetables, fruits, poultry, goats, honey and more for the past 5 years. It is a family and community minded farm located on land that has been under the stewardship of the Theilens for the past 100 years.
“Raising local food is vital to our sustainability, we believe it's one of the most important jobs there is.”
Theilen Produce Garden Offers:
- Goat Milk & Goat Milk Products such as Soap
- Chicken Eggs
- Jams & Jellies
- Vegetables & Fruits
Theilen Produce Gardens opens their farm to volunteers, wwoofers, hipcampers, and those curious about where their food comes from. Strengthening relationships and our local food system play a large role in the mission of the farm. Every year the Theilens open the farm to folks- hosting a plethora of celebrations and work parties.
These events and the friendships forged during them, are tied directly to the sustainability of the farm. As people have positive experiences on the farm and build relationships with eachother and the farmers, the more invested they become in the prosperity and success of the farm. Through good food, transparency and engagement the farm becomes a vital part in the lives of the folks who consume it's bounty.
Where you can find Theilen Produce Gardens:
- Omaha Farmers' Market Old Market Saturdays 8-12:30 pm
- Schuyler Farmers' Market Thursdays 4-6pm
- Lincoln Haymarket Farmers' Market Saturdays 8-noon
- Spring, Summer, and Fall CSA Subscriptions. CSA pickup locations in Omaha, Schuyler and Lincoln
Theilen Produce Gardens offers wwoofing...what is Wwoofing?
“WWOOF comes in as a movement that aims to join organic farmers and growers with volunteers in an effort to increase cultural understanding. It’s all about constructing a global community.
- WWOOFing stands for ‘World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.’ The volunteer or ‘WWOOFer,’ gets the opportunity to spend time in an organic farm, learn what it’s like, how it works and what sustainable agriculture is all about. During the farm stay, a wwoofer doesn't have to pay for board or lodging. It is not a monetary exchange program.
- WWOOF is an educational program. It is all about learning how to farm, taking part in the organic agriculture program and learning the culture.
- WWOOFing is a worldwide movement, and WWOOF-USA® Host Farm Directory has more than 2,000 organic farms all over the nation.