Join us on a local farm tour to expand your awareness about local food and flowers and meet the innovative growers that bring their beautiful products through community supported agriculture shares or local farmer’s markets every week. Here we will walk the land and hear direct from the farmers about the challenges and success they have had. Hosted by Bob Henrickson, of KZUM’s “How’s It Growin’?”
The event is limited to 50 people and pre-registration is required.
The 2019 Local Farm Tour is part of How’s It Growin’s Garden Talks and Nature Walks workshop series and is presented in partnership with Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.
2019 Farm Tour Schedule
9-10:30 a.m.: Grow With The Flow—1524 Yankee Hill Road, Denton, NE
Grow with the Flow, owned and operated by Jeff Jirovec, is Nebraska’s only aquaponic nursery, producing a wide variety of fresh produce, colorful cut flowers and robust live plants. Their products are cultivated in a sustainable environment free from artificial fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
Their systems are designed to use less energy and resources than traditional agricultural practices.
11-12:15 p.m.: Robinette Farm—Chloe Diegel & Alex McKeirnan–17675 14th St., Martell, NE
Robinette Farms is a diversified, commercial, small-scale, family farm that grows over 80 varieties of vegetables without
the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. In addition to vegetables, they have a flock of pastured laying
hens, custom graze cattle and have a small apiary. Robinette Farms seeks to sustainably produce a diversity of high
quality farm goods for sale locally and educates our community about the food we eat and enjoy.
12:30-2:30 p.m.: Barbeque Lunch provided by Brockley Farmaceuticals—Ross & Barb Brockley Farm–corner of SW 70th and Saltillo.
Barb and Ross Brockley grow produce for their CSA, Brockley Farmaceuticals. Their CSA includes eggs
each week along with the freshly harvested herbs and vegetables. The Brockleys run the farm
themselves and offer flexible payment plans.
Check out a video recap and photos from last year’s farm tour: