Prairie Provender

Prairie Provender is a directory listing Farmers’ Markets and farmers, gardeners, bee-keepers, bakers, jelly makers, and others who offer a variety of Kansas grown and produced foods.  Click on business names to move to individual Grower’s and Producer’s pages for contact information, and discover locations where different foods are produced and offered for sale.  My purpose for offering this information springs from my desire in 2016 to be able to find locally grown foods near Hays and to ask growers questions about how they grow their produce.  This led to publishing my newsletter, the Prairie Growers Guide.  Through that effort, I found that others share these same desires.  So I am pleased to share my information with you!



Buy vegetables, meat, eggs and more from Svaty's Produce at their farm near Kanopolis, Kansas, and at Hays Downtown Market and at Ellsworth Farmers’ Market.  All their fresh food is grown and raised on their farm.


Lucy Deaton

Buy Lucy Deaton’s Porridge Bread, Cinnamon Rolls, Oat~n~Honey Granola, Cookies, Quick Breads, Dinner Rolls, Pies and more in Quinter and Hays.  See her page for details.  Many of her breads and pastries are made with Kansas milled Hudson Flour, oatmeal from Marienthal, and zucchini from local gardens in the Quinter area.  Lucy delivers her homemade goods in Hays October through June.

Swobee Honey Farm

As a beekeeper selling honey from his own hives in the area, educating others and promoting protections for pollinators is of utmost importance to Greg Swob.  Greg is also involved at the state level, serving on Department of Agriculture committees helping to protect pollinators, and he is past president of the Kansas Honey Producer Association.


Cathy's breads

Cathy’s Breads is a home-based micro-bakery offering a weekly menu of delectable homemade artisan-style breads and sweet baked goods using organic flours and grains from Heartland Mill in Marienthal, Kansas.  Cathy’s enormous variety of creations, from earthy, multigrain breads with sunflower seeds through skillfully sculpted, baked creations such as orchard fruit and nut loaf, baguettes, braided challah, pies, tarts, fruit and nut bars, teacakes and many more can be viewed when you visit her Face book page and her website.  Find addresses for both, plus ordering and pick up details when you click above on Cathy’s Breads.