Meet Ryan & Lonetta Zimmerman of The Prairie Garden near Madrid, NE!
What The Prairie Garden Offers:
- A variety of delicious garden vegetables
- Pea Shoots & Microgreens
- Tasty value added products like homemade ranch dressing, fresh salsa, and pickles!
“Making it possible for you to provide high quality, healthy food for those you care about.”
You are sure to find an explosion of color and products at The Prairie Garden market stand in North Platte. Cucumber, beets, and orange, yellow & red tomatoes. When you see The Prairie Garden logo, you can be assured that the vegetables were grown with human health in mind and without the use of pesticides.
Weekly Boxes of Veggies
Many small-scale and medium-scale vegetable farmers in Nebraska offer a way for customers to receive a weekly box of vegetables. This is often called a CSA box or community supported agriculture. These weekly boxes of vegetable ensure freshness, often harvested by the farmers within a day or two of delivery. CSA programs (also referred to as vegetable subscription programs or vegetables boxes) are a way for consumers to get high quality local foods at an affordable price. In many cases, customers purchase a whole season’s worth of veggies at the start of the growing season.
Benefits of a subscription to the consumer:
- Saves you time and money
- Opportunity to try new things
- You know exactly where you food comes from
- Some boxes are even customizable
Benefits of a subscription to the farmer:
- More financial capital at the beginning of the season when costs are high
- Creates reliable demand
- A way to diversify your revenue streams
To learn more and find Nebraska farms that are offering weekly boxes of produce: http://buylocalnebraska.org/methods-sale/csa
How to find The Prairie Garden:
- Farmers’ Markets in Ogallala & North Platte
- Subscribe to get The Fresh Box, a weekly box of quality vegetables delivered right to your door!
- Home delivery every Tuesday in the city limits of North Platte, Lake Maloney, Hershey, Sutherland, Paxton, Wallace, Elsie, Grant, & Imperial
- Products listed on the Heritage Acres Drive-Thru Market for convenient pick-up in McCook
- Find their products at stores in the area like the Super Foods in Imperial and the Madrid General Store