If you’re like us at Dishing, you’re having a slight case of produce envy from seeing photos all over the web of farmers markets starting back up for the season. While Jackson’s markets won’t be up and running until July, you can still find locally grown produce now.
Haderlie Farms, located in Thayne, has been making weekly deliveries of locally grown veggies and locally raised meets to Jackson every Saturday. Due to increasing demand, they organized a web-based ordering system to make it easier to purchase their goods. All you have to do to place your order is visit farmmatch.com/haderliefarms. Or, visit their website and check them out on Facebook!
Owner Curt Haderlie says he aims to sells as much locally grown produce as possible. Of course, that’s a bit difficult at this point in the season, so he is selling produce from farms in surrounding states. Though, some of the greens for sale are coming from his farm. As the season progresses, more and more of what he sells will be locally grown.
Haderlie Farms was originally started in 1946 by newlywed couple, LaMar and Edith Haderlie. The farm was home to only 16 dairy cows then, until 1972 when they sold the herd to raise beef cattle. Their son, Curtis, and his wife, Karen, bought the farm in 2001 and have, since then, been transforming the farm into what it is today.
The primary objective of the farm is to “create and maintain mineralized soils which in turn have the potential to increase the nutrient density of the crops grown.” The farm conducts routine soil testing and qualifying to achieve this goal.
Another objective is to educate the public on the importance and meaning of local foods, particularly the rising generation of consumers and farmers.
Over the years, many additions have been added to the farm. Because of his interest in growing plants, Curt began growing various vegetables and then expanded to cut flowers and medicinal and culinary herbs. The variety of animals have also increased from dairy and beef cows to include, goats, sheep, ducks and turkeys. All of these animals are fed with farm-grown alfalfa/grass hay and barley.
All of the animal and plant waste from the farm is composted and returned to the soil to increase organic matter as well as nutrients.
In the past decade, Haderlie Farms bought Wind River herbs and then later opened a store that gave the public access to their variety of home-made herbal products, health foods, and supplements. The store offers locally produced Wind River products, Wyoming soaps as well as Karen’s home-baked goodies.
Haderlie Farms is also currently working with Hole Foods Rescue and Healthy Being Juicery to turn food waste into animal food and/or compost.