Throughout the summer months, look for the Hy-Vee Homegrown label in the produce department. This means that the produce was grown within 200 miles by local family farmers. Meet a few of our favorites below and get some of our favorite recipes.
Also be sure to check out 14 Hy-Vee Homegrown Recipes to Make Before Summer Ends.
In St. Joesph, Missouri, there's more than apples in this orchard. Garden-fresh peppers—from sweet bells to jalapenos—are hand-picked daily throughout the season on this family farm and transported to stores within 24 hours to ensure freshness.
Paul and David Wenninghoff
The Wenninghoffs have been growing tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn, cantaloupe, peppers, asparagus, squash, and green beans since 1928! These are just a few of the 40+ different fruits, vegetables, and herbs they grown on their Omaha Nebraska farm.
In Blue Grass, Iowa, and Milan, Illinois, Ineichen's grows yellow, grape, cherry, and heirloom tomatoes and hand-picks vine-ripened fruits at peak flavor.
The Daniels always put quality first and handpick all of their produce on their Columbus Nebraska farm. Only the best sweet corn, bell peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, and zucchini make it to customers. Andy and Tannie Daniels started farming over 40 years ago and their children Kelly and Jason have followed in their footsteps!
Beaver Creek Produce
In Perry, Iowa, Mike and Tim Phelan cultivate delicious lettuces, cucumbers, and vine-ripened tomatoes, plus tasty herbs, using hydroponics at their Century Family Farm greenhouse.
Related Content, Salad
Blake Kerns began growing sweet corn at age 16! His farm has grown over 21 years and now he produces sweet corn, raspberries, and green beans. Blake also practices sustainability on the farm by planting cover crops to improves soil quality and reduce water consumption on his Oelwein Iowa farm.