Shepherd's Valley

Located in the flint hills tall grass prairie of east central Kansas, Shepherd's Valley is a family owned diversified farm featuring organically grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, direct marketed to consumers through three seasonal CSA subscription share programs. The Spring CSA share runs 8 weeks from early April through May. The main season Summer Share runs 17 weeks from early June through September. The Fall Share extends the season from early October to the week before Thanksgiving. Our Winter Green fresh salad greens and cold-hardy crops are available locally on an "as-we-have-it" basis. We have been providing wholesome foods to our customers using chemical-free, biologically sound methods for over 35 years. We follow organic and sustainable principles in all aspects of the farm.

Shepherd's Valley raises pastured poultry including broilers, heritage turkeys, and farm fresh eggs. Customers tell us our broilers remind them of that old-fashioned chicken flavor they remember when they were kids - "just like Grandma used to serve." Our pampered hens lay gorgeous brown eggs and specialty gourmet eggs that are a real treat - delighting bakers, chefs, and breakfast eaters. Heritage breeds and broad-breasted bronze turkeys are raised for the Thanksgiving table. Like all of our poultry, these big beautiful birds are raised on lush green pastures and fed certified organic grains and trace mineral supplements. No vaccinations, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, or medicated feeds are used in the production of our birds.

Grass fed Corriedale sheep and lambs provide our customers with premium table fare and beautiful handspinner's wool. Our lambs are 100% naturally grown on Psalm 23 green pastures and hay. Everyone who tries our lamb meat comes back for more! A number of area chefs find no comparison equal to Shepherd's Valley lamb. A growing number of handspinners are discovering our prize-winning wool fleeces.

Along with honey and bee pollen, Shepherd's Valley offers value-added products such as jams, jellies, lip balms, herbal salves, and homemade soaps. Freshly ground whole grain breads and baked goods using local and organic ingredients are available on a weekly order basis.

Our meats, eggs, produce, honey, and other farm products are delivered to several food buying clubs in the Manhattan and Topeka areas. You do not have to be a member of our CSA or a food buying club to purchase farm products, however our shareholders receive first priority.

Shepherd's Valley is located northwest of Americus, Kansas We are a 20 minute drive from Emporia and an hour's scenic drive from Topeka and Manhattan.

If you would like further information about our farm, CSA subscription programs, or would like to schedule a farm tour for your family or group, please contact us at the link below.


Listing last updated on Apr 1, 2014

It's time to purchase 2014 CSA shares for spring, summer, and fall. We sell out of all shares every year, so don't wait to sign up. With over 60 kinds of organically grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, over 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, and dozens of other value-added products, Shepherd's Valley has a full-line of wholesome foods awaiting your palate.

Season:  April through November

Type:  single farm

Since:  2004

# of Shares:  75

Full Share:  2014 CSA Spring shares are $150 for an 8 week season, Summer full shares are 17 weeks at $525 plus tax, and Fall full shares are 8 weeks at $200 plus tax

1/2 Share:  2014 Summer half shares are $285 plus tax. Fall half shares are $120 plus tax. tax.

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

Morris County farmers market, Council Grove, Kansas, Saturday mornings, 9:00-11:00 a.m. May through September.

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We discovered SV last fall in time to enjoy sweet potatoes, green beans, Jerusalem artichokes...and a Thanksgiving turkey! Wow, never knew produce and poultry could taste so good.... [more]

We purchased a half share in Shepherd's Valley in 2008 and are looking forward to our second season with them. It was wonderful to experience a more seasonal approach to eating and to know that what you were putting on the table was clean and free of chemicals.... [more]

Shepherd's Valley has been a fantastic discovery for us. They now supply about 90% of our seasonal produce needs, 100% of our egg and bee needs. If we weren't vegetarians, we would get all our poultry and lamb from them, as we've heard good things.... [more]

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