Meet Katie Jantzen of West End Farm!
What West End Farm offers:
"We are a family farm west of Beatrice. We grow fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, and herbs without the use of synthetic pesticides. We also sell eggs, honey, jam, and baked goods."
Katie Jantzen of West End Farm in Plymouth, Nebraska is working hard, and showing off her incredible growing and making skills to bring southeast Nebraska high quality, fresh and clean foods. Over 40 types of vegetables, herbs and fruits are grown at West End Farm. Market shoppers and CSA members love that diversity. Strawberries, head lettuce, carrots, greens, scallions, beets, variety packs of cherry tomatoes and melons are just a FEW of the treats that fill their market stand and csa boxes every week. West End also preserves the harvest by making jams like peach and strawberry. Katie also makes and sells granola in a variety of flavors - using strawberries and rhubarb straight from the farm!
In addition to their farmers' market stall and online ordering, West End Farm runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Think of a CSA as a farm-fresh produce subscription - members pay an upfront sum in the spring, and in return receive a box or "share" of farm products throughout the growing season May to October. The CSA program benefits the farmer by providing cash to buy seeds and supplies in a very lean time for farms (winter or early spring). It also benefits consumers by taking some of the energy out of finding local, healthy food. You sign up for a share, and pick up a curated box full of delicious, seasonal produce - all you have to do is prepare it! CSA programs offer community! West End Farm's CSA subscribers get to know the farm, farmer and each other during the growing season at pickup, farm tours, and online. Often food farmers are great cooks and have millions of ideas about how to enjoy the produce they grow. West End Farm shares tons of great recipes, tips and tricks and storage recommendations with its members.
Check out some of their favorite recipes listed below!
Where to find West End Farm:
- Order online!
- Beatrice Farmers' Market
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestEndFarmNE/
- Katie's Blog! https://www.westendfarmne.com/blog
- 57975 721st Rd
- More information found here: http://buylocalnebraska.org/online-food-guide/west-end-farm