Produce

Produce

Our vegetables are taken care of from the start.

We sell a variety of veggies and fruits they include but are not limited from tomatoes to zucchini, fresh strawberries to watermelons.

Our season runs as follows:

Expect to see asparagus, lettuce, spinach, peas, shell peas, carrots, and onions during mid to late May and early June. More onions, cucumbers, zucchini and peppers starting to peek out near the end of July as well as tomatoes.

Then come watermelons, melons, and lastly the squashes and pumpkins. Of course this is what is to be expected but with the weather, you never know.

How do we have things so early? well we plant early!! we plant the seeds and keep them in a special incubating house. Afterwards, as soon as the baby plants are big enough to be out in the open and the earth is warm enough to receive them, they go into the ground. Then it’s just a matter to take care of them day and night.

Markets

Markets

Markets We mostly sell at the farmers’ markets. But we also sell at the farm. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to email me at sosazoa@gmail.com or check our contact page for more info. NOTE: All three markets are very strict about starting at a certain time and some (like Omaha’s) at ending at a certain time. We CANNOT sell before their time starts. It usually starts at 8am exactly and no previous sell may be made before 8. We apologize for the inconveniences but this is market policies.

The markets we sell at:
EVERY SATURDAY–or almost

Omaha, NE :: Old Market
http://www.omahafarmersmarket.org/

Des Moines, IA :: Downtown Des Moines
Farmer’s Market

ON Thursdays:
Storm Lake, IA :: Outside the Courthouse
(Thursdays from 4 to 6pm)

ON Wednesdays:
Fort Dodge, IA :: On the parking lot outside the JC Penny’s.

–Zoami

About Us

About Us

Crooked Creek has been doing business for almost 20 years. At first it started with John Tharnish and his sister, Virginia Tharnish. They sold to smaller farmers’ markets, within years, the business had grown into four full markets attended every Saturday. Des Moines, Fort Dodge, and Storm Lake in Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. As of 2009, John decided it was time to take a break and enjoy life a bit more. Ever since, we have been taken care of the business more and more.

Our Mission:
Crooked Creek strives to grow tasty, quality vegetables and fruits through environmental friendly methods and sell these at a local, fresh markets and stores.

Our Vision:
Our vision is to become a leading vegetable and fruit farm in the mass production of fresh produce in the Midwest while keeping our high-standards of quality and taste.

Also, we understand that we can’t possibly grow produce outside during the winter months, so in the future we will be looking into greenhouse operations, which we don’t currently have.

–Zoami