Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Robinette Farms Now Planting at Sunwest Farms

Robinette Farms is a new diversified farm near Lincoln, Nebraska. They seek to sustainably produce a diversity of high quality farm goods for sale in the Lincoln area. Their goal is to build a business that supports their family, minimizes off-farm inputs, reduces the negative impact on the environment, and educates the community about the food we eat and enjoy.

Robinette Farms is owned and operated by Chloe Diegel and Alex McKiernan. They recently moved back to the Lincoln area to start their own farm after several years of managing small scale farms in Colorado and Vermont. This year the will be renting land from Sunwest Farms for growing while looking for a property to buy. They will sell produce and meat through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, at Lincoln area Farmers' Markets and to local restaurants.

They will offer a 20 week vegetable CSA running from late May through early October. Check out their Website at robinettefarms.com for more information!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Seed Potatoes Are In.....

Just Arrived!

Seed Potatoes

Yukon Gold, Red Pontiac & Kennebec.

$ .89 per pound

Stop in and Check them out!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring is in the air.....

Spring is in the air at

"Come to the Country to Beat the Crowds"

Spring is our favorite season at Sunwest Farms. The greenhouse is full of healthy new bedding plants just waiting to be planted. Whether you're planting flower beds, a vegetable garden or and herb garden we have starter plants or seeds. We kick off our spring season beginning mid April with our Pansy Sale. These little beauties are always welcome in any flower bed or planter.

As the month of April gets into full swing, we have a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs for your planting needs. Our Asparagus fields come alive towards the end of April and will be ready for picking. We offer u-pick or we-pick prices for fresh asparagus. The Asparagus season lasts about 5 weeks. Be sure to call ahead for we-pick availability or to schedule a time for u-pick.

Our annual Geranium sale begins the first weekend in May, Just in time for Mother's Day! We have beautiful hanging planter arrangments that make great gifts for decoration a patio area or you can create your own arrangements by choosing from a large selection of bedding plants we offer.

During the summer months, fresh Locally grown produce is available. Be sure to check the Sunwest Calender for when particular produce is expected to arrive.

Sunwest finishes the growing season with our famous Pumpkin Patch in October. The Pumpkin Patch is enjoyed by the whole family. Daycare and School groups are welcomed. We have a large variety of pumpkins, gourds, fall mums and many other fall decorating items to make your fall season special.

All of us at Sunwest Farms are looking forward to serving your seasonal needs.