Grown Produce Subscriptions
a Farmers Cooperative
Serving the Northeast Kansas Area
The Thursday Pickup at Lawrence Memorial Hospital is full for the time
being, but we are accepting members at all other locations. Here
is the season opening schedule-
Thursdays at Lawrence Memorial Hospital will start on May 9.
Johnson County Community College and Roeland Park will start on May 15.
Thursdays at the Merc will start on May 16.
Click here for information on signing up in 2013.
We will be offering a second day at the Merc- Thursdays from
4:30-6:30. This will be a full bag. The Economy Bag will be
held on Thursdays at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Read our customer's testimonials:
Wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the broccoli rabe this week.
After letting go of the prejudices of the bitter experiences of rabe in
the past...I dove into an experimental concoction and it turned out
much better than I expected!
Also, the asparagus didn't survive the trip home, must have been the little rabbits in the back seat :)
Thanks again and we look forward to next week's pleasant surprises!
We have been RPFA members for a few years and
have always been impressed with the variety and quality of the food we
receive. Going weekly to pick up our bag is a family event—we
love that our children not only get to learn how to eat seasonally, but
that they also have the opportunity to get to
know some of the people who grow their food. We so look forward to the
arrival of spring so that we can begin our weekly pick-ups—and we mourn
when the season is over. We love being RPFA members, as we are
hungry people who enjoy great, local food.
--The Rife Family
We have been members of Rolling Prairie for several years,
and have been very pleased. In addition to getting fresh local
product every week, we enjoy the variety of vegetables which appear in
the bag. For some new (to us) items, we have to consult the
Rolling Prairie Cookbook for information and recipe suggestions, and
the results are usually excellent.
-Sharon and Bob Brown
This is a great organization for people who love food and care about
where it comes from. I have been a member for 10 years and am
continually amazed by the quality of produce they provide.
- Nancy Biles
If you have any comments please feel free to email them to me
Nineteen Seasons and
Prairie is the oldest Midwest vegetable
original group of farmers joined together in 1994 providing a vegetable
subscription service to Lawrence and Kansas City. Over 300
households receive a weekly bag of locally grown produce during the
growing season. While not all of our farms are now certified
organic, we still follow the same natural, ecologically sustainable,
organic practices for growing food we have used since we started nineteen years ago.
is a Farmer's Alliance?
Farmer's Alliance is a special type of Community Supported Agriculture
(CSA). We call it a produce subscription service because our customers
subscribe to our service for a season's worth of produce. The farmers
in the alliance operate as a cooperative, which serves as a kind of
insurance policy for the subscribers. The seven farms span four
in the rolling prairie of Northeast Kansas. If one farm gets frosted,
hailed out, flooded, dried up, or attacked by grasshoppers, chances are
others can take up the slack. We become more efficient in our marketing
efforts, which leaves us more time to concentrate on growing food
without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We
occasionally draw products from other local farmers to add
While this produce isn't always organic, we do our best to make sure it
is grown by conscientious local
farmers. We have been doing this
than the vast majority of CSA's in the country, and Rolling Prairie is
fairly unique as well in its cooperative structure.
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