Get to Know Your Vendor: Marks Farm and Greenhouse

Marks Farms was established in 1974 by Jerry & Deb Marks.  They grew field crops and vegetables, while raising their five children and selling their vegetables at farmers markets.  When all of their children were in school, they focused on crop farming.  Several years ago, Jerry and oldest son Mike, began raising Beeffalo.  They now sell them as freezer meat.  A few years ago, Deb and youngest son Ben, began vegetable farming again.  It has turned into a fulfilling experience to bring fresh, local and safe meat and vegetables to the community on 10 acres.  This year, Deb and Ben have included youngest daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Travis, to help them with the addition of a CSA program.  While not certified organic, they practice sensible farming with low impact to the environment.

Deb can be found at the far east end of the Bushel Basket Market – she’s a hard working vendor and has a wide array of vegetables to help you meet your health goals!  Many of the recipes above feature vegetables found at Deb Mark’s stall – be sure to stop by and ask her about a CSA membership for next year!