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 13 weeks from June through August. The Fall Share extends the season 8 more weeks from September through October. 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, regenerative, 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 soy, 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. A growing number of hand spinning enthusiasts are discovering our prize-winning wool fleeces. 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.
We are beekeepers as well, providing our customers with honey and bee pollen, and value-added products such as jams and jellies. You do not have to be a member of our CSA 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.
It's time to purchase 2018 CSA shares. With over 70 kinds of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, our weekly box of farm fresh, organically grown foods is exactly what you and your family needs for optimum nutrition and wholesomeness. Take a look at what we have to offer through our three season CSA share programs. Spring shares begin in April, so don't wait to get signed up, because shares available are limited!
Season: April through October
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 100
Full Share: 2018 CSA Spring shares are $240 plus tax for a 8 week season, Summer large shares are 13 weeks at $728 plus tax, and Fall large shares are $448 plus tax for 8 weeks .
1/2 Share: 2018 Summer regular shares are $536 plus tax. Fall regular shares are $336 plus tax.
Work Req? No
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]
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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]