Pekarek’s Produce is a family owned and operated vegetable production operation. Ryan began the business in 2004 while in college. All of the produce is grown on his family’s land, near Dwight, NE, where he is still farming.
Pekarek’s Produce raises over 50 varieties of crops on more than 15 acres. The harvest season begins in April or early May with radishes, green onions, lettuce, and spinach. During the summer, the main crops are cole crops; several types of peas, bulb onions, carrots, green and wax beans, zucchini, summer squash, beets, potatoes, and cucumbers. By the fall, the main crops harvested are tomatoes, muskmelons, watermelons, sweet corn, winter squash, gourds, and pumpkins. To see what crops are raised, check out the Crops and Harvest Calendar on our website.
We enjoy selling directly to the public. This gives us an opportunity to exhibit, sell, and discuss the fine vegetables we grow. Everyone who sells for Pekarek’s Produce at the markets has been involved with the production of the vegetables.
Ryan is striving to develop farming practices that are good for the environment, customers, the land, and the next generation being raised on the farm.