I care a lot about how our food tastes, so I scour the market to find the most delicious fruit and vegetable varieties to grow. Whenever I can, I grow from organic, heirloom seeds and root stock. I never use genetically modified organisms.
I am dedicated to growing fruits and vegetables in ways that don’t damage the environment in which they grow or the people who consume them. My fertilizers are always organic. I also avoid using poisons and toxins to control insects, weeds, and disease.
I learned to garden from my father and originally used his old-timey methods. Over the years, I have adapted from more current and popular methods, like permaculture and hugelkultur. On any given year, you will find a variety of growing methods employed on my farm as I experiment, evaluate, and learn.
I believe that food grown locally, seasonally, and sustainably doesn’t just taste better and isn’t just more health inducing but is more humane and socially just, too. I hope you will appreciate the vision I have for my farm and that you will join me in making it a reality by purchasing your produce here.
I sell retail to the general public and wholesale to the restaurant trade. Retail sales can be made through my farm office here on East 21st Street. My hours change with the seasons, so watch for updates on my FB page or web site (when it gets up and running). Please contact me directly for options on wholesale sales.
Orie’s Farm Fresh is a family-run urban farm located in northwest Wichita specializing in organically grown produce and herbs, pastured eggs, and cut flowers and peonies. We have decades of experience growing crops in the horticulture industry and recently decided to refocus our shared expertise to grow edibles. We own and operate our 8 acre farm along with our toddler son.
Find us most Saturdays at the Kansas Grown Farmers Market or Old Town Farmers’ Market, connect with us online via our website, Facebook, Instagram, or email, or give us an old-fashioned phone call for inquiries or to arrange local pick up.
At Victory Gardens we are soundly invested in promoting local food production and encouraging the public to take responsibility for knowing where and how their food is grown. As part of our “green” philosophy, we utilize chemical-free sustainable methods with as low a carbon footprint as possible. We also believe in empowering neophyte gardeners by offering gardening boxes and cedar trellises. Our boxes and trellises are exceptionally well built products which, we believe, are the best constructed products on the market. We believe it is possible and practical for most individuals to “grow their own” produce, with the end result being better health and nutrition, a decreased carbon footprint, while educating and empowering your family.