The Schwarz family has been farming in South Central Nebraska for six generations...
(Tom's grandfather, Ernest Schwarz)
We operate as traditional farmers growing organic corn, wheat, soybeans, sorghum, and alfalfa. Upon seeing the increased importation of food from places like China and Mexico, we were encouraged to branch out into market farming of fruits and vegatables. We feel that American farmers are far more concered about American consumers' welfare than the governments of other countries, which is reflected in the high health and safety standards of this country.
The challenges of food production in a cold and dry climate like Nebraska led us to explore greenhouse and low tunnel production. The construction of these facilities has allowed us to extend our growing season to year round production. Our movable greenhouse allows us to rest the soil during cold Nebraska winters every other year and take advantage of the benefits of freezing the ground and killing pests and diseases. We live in a very dry climate where crops struggle to survive without extra water; because of this, water is in great demand. Traditional sprinkler irrigation puts water on the leaves, which can encourage disease development, so we avoid it to the extent we can. Instead, we install drip irrigation systems to provide the vegatables with enough water without being wasteful or driving nutrients down past the roots.
These, along with other cutting edge organic production practices, allow us to provide you with some of the safest and most environmentatly friendly food production in the country.
Fingerling Potato Salad with Pickled Red Onions and Chive Blossoms Gluten free and vegan 4 side servings 1 small red onion Seasoned or unseasoned rice vinegar 1 small mesh bag of fingerling potatoes
Ingredients:Chive BlossomsAny white vinegarDirections:Fill jar with chive blossoms. The fuller the jar the more \"chive-y\" and colorful the vinegar will be.Then pour vinegar into jar, filling it. Sto
Ingredients:1 1/2 oz pkg chocolate mint1 Pint honey You will also need:Cheesecloth & string Directions:Remove leaves from mint sprigs. Rinse with cold water and pat dry. Place in sachet and roll o