Local Producers

Produce Department

Tobias Garden (Hermosa, South Dakota)

In 2015 Richard and Janet Nelson, two retirees in their seventies, started a small scale market-garden in their backyard. This was no small endeavor; they fenced off a section of land, worked the soil, testing, tilling and amending it. They knew they didn’t want want to spend their entire retirement in the business of gardening, and hoped to eventually find a young family to work with. This collaboration happened sooner than they originally thought it would as Matt and Deidre Dealy came to the garden in November of 2016. They had spent the past two years working on a small farm in Southeast Utah near Moab, and were looking about the countryside for a farm that they could call their own. The Nelsons and the Dealys decided that a partnership between them would work great, so the Dealys joined the Tobias Garden family.

Tobias Garden takes great pride in producing the highest quality of produce available! The harvest to delivery window is very small, often times the same day. This ensures optimal flavor, nutrition and shelf life in the final product. Their gardening methods are similar to those that you would find in a home garden. They use small hand tools to plant, cultivate and harvest. Once their food is in the ground they do not use any chemical fertilizers, but instead focus on the health and fertility of their soil overall. Additionally, they do not use chemical pesticides to control insect damage on crops. Instead, they use physical barriers, such as floating row covers to minimize damage. Their weed management plans include manual removal, weed burning and ground cover rather that using herbicides. The bottom line is that their produce is clean and chemical-free, just the way it should be.

Cedar Creek Gardens (Midland, South Dakota)

Cedar Creek Gardens is co-owned by Bud Manke and Peggy Martin.  Cedar Creek grows a wide variety of vegetables, melons, and pumpkins. They  use healthy crop rotation, spring fed wells for irrigation, and carefully selected, great tasting, produce varieties that grow well in South Dakota soil.

Gregson’s Garden (Hermosa, South Dakota)

Gregson’s Garden specilizes in organic and hydroponic culinary herbs, flowers, tomatoes, seasonal vegetables and fruits. They’ve served Black Hills businesses since 2003. Their items range from culinary herbs, to micro-greens, hydroponic leaf lettuces, seasonal vegetables and fruits, annual flowers and grasses.

rocky ridge gardens (rapid city, South Dakota)

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rusty bucket (Rozet, Wyoming)

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Grocery Department

Wild Idea Buffalo (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Preserving land for wild things has been the focus of Dan O’Brien’s life. Bringing buffalo back to their native homeland on the Great Plains has been at the center of his preservation efforts. In 1997, to help keep his small ranch going and to offer an alternative to the industrialized food system, he started a meat company called Wild Idea Buffalo. The idea was simple: supply delicious, healthy, 100% grass-fed meat to consumers interested in sustainability
Wild Idea bison graze much like their ancestors, eating nothing but the grass beneath their feet. The nutrient dense native grasses they eat, produce a delicious, healthy red meat, rich in omega 3s. Unlike most buffalo, ours are NEVER feedlot confined or corn finished. Our bison are 100% Grass-Fed and Free Roaming, 100% Antibiotic and Hormone Free, 100% Humanely Harvested. Always!

Its clean, rich, slightly sweet taste has subtle notes of grass, sage and we swear—sunshine. Our animals are given respect, dignity and love. They lived and died free so you can enjoy with guiltless pleasure.

The buffalo are field dressed in a mobile abattoir on the prairie, operated by Sustainable Harvest Alliance. The carcasses are transported to Wild Idea’s new processing facility and turned into fine, prime buffalo cuts by skilled artisan butchers. By following nature’s circle of life, we help restore the link between the land, the animals, and the people.

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Evergreen Ranching (Custer, South Dakota)

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Happy Meat Farms (New Underwood, South Dakota)

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Lazy VC Kelly Ranch (Faith, South Dakota)

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33 Ranch (Belvidere, SD)

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Sunrise Hives (Spearfish, South Dakota)

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Black Hills Honey Farm

Black Hills Honey Farm is 100% All- Natural and free of: Synthetic Fragrances, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzene, Mineral oil,  Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, and Aluminum

“Black Hills Honey Farm has been beekeeping and manufacturing natural products “From The Hive” since 2001. Black Hills Honey Farm’s apiculture standards are developed with the primary focus on the health of honey bees and the sustainability of beekeeping. We seek to define the best practices for natural beekeeping with these priorites as guides, and with the secondary focus on the agricultural products of apicultural products of apiculture (honey, pollen, and propolis).”

“The Guiding principle at Black Hills Honey Farm is that quality is built into our natural products, and not just tested into a finished product. Therefore, the assurance is that the product not only meets the final specifications, but that it has been made by the same procedures under the same conditions each and every time it is made.”

“Black Hills Honey Farm specializes in producing raw, varietal honey, each varietal honey is as unique as its floral source. Black Hills Honey Farm harvests this distinction and quality, and hand bottles in glass jars to preserve its purity and taste, at the time of extraction.”

“The strategy behind Black Hills Honey Farm wax processing is to limit the source of reusable beeswax. We use just wax removed from the upper half of the honey cell during extraction. Once the honey is removed from these cells, the bees have a clean new foundation. Clean foundations help control bee diseases naturally.”

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Dimock Dairy (Dimock, South Dakota)

Dimock Dairy Co-op, located in the heart of pheasant country, is the oldest cheese plant in South Dakota, opening its doors in 1931. Throughout the years Dimock Dairy has changed little in its cheese production processing, we still make our cheese by hand! Currently the Dairy is owned by a cooperative of 40-45 shareholders.

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Pure Bean (Rapid City, South Dakota)

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Essence of Coffee (Rapid City, South Dakota)

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She’s Nuts  (Rapid City, South Dakota)

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Pine Ridge Apiaries  (chadron, nebraska)

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Edith’s Brew  (Rapid City, South Dakota)

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Owl Creek Organics  (Nisland, South Dakota)

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Native American Natural Foods (Dry Creek Ranch in Kyle, South Dakota)

Founded in 2006 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, owners Karlene Hunter and Mark Tilsen imagine a world filled with healthy foods that add to the restoration and preservation of our lands and ecosystem — a world without the pain of starvation or obesity. Native American Natural Foods’ Tanka Bars, Tanka Bites and Tanka Wild Sticks have been Certified Gluten Free by the Gluten Intolerance Group. Our manufacturing plants and processes have successfully passed the Gluten Intolerance Group’s screening process. Native American Natural Foods has been certified as a member of Green America’s Green Business Network. We have successfully passed Green America’s screening process, proving our commitment to people and the planet. We presently use about 75% grass-fed meat in Tanka products. Since the Tanka Bar is a blended product, we blend 10/90 lean meat from animals 2 to 3 years old with that of meat from older animals 5 to 6 years old. These are either bulls or females that are no longer producing offspring.