Kankakee Valley Homestead

Walkerton, Indiana

About

We started Kankakee Valley in 2017 back when Tom was teaching 4th graders math. It was a low-income school and Mr. Tom saw the impacts of hunger first hand. After a talk with the principle in which he was informed “you can’t feed everyone” Mr. Tom took that as a challenge and became Farmer Tom, moving back to Indiana to transition his family farm to vegetable production..... We believe strongly in two tenants of food justice: transparency and access... Farmer Tom has a (probably too strong and definitely too loud) opinion that fresh, chemical-free food at farmers markets (including online ones like market wagon) shouldn't just be for rich people. A solid diet is the foundation upon which our lives are built: from schoolchildren to factory workers. We also believe it’s hard to be transparent about things you didn't grow: We grow the entirety of what we sell on Market Wagon: from sprout to harvest. We can tell you exactly which chemicals were applied (none! Not even organic ones) and we also love farm inspections and think they don’t happen often enough: if you come out to the farm in Walkerton we’ve got plenty to look at and even more work to volunteer for! .... Market Wagon does not have a mechanism for our pay-as-you-can model so unfortunately we have to pay static prices (plus and additional 30% to cover market wagon's share). Come see us at our farmers markets in Miller Beach on Sundays and LaPorte on Saturdays where we operate on a pay-as-you-can basis.


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February 22nd, 2021

Seeds are back in stock for our Indy folks. Thank you for the support so far: seed sales help us operate our market stand as pay-as-you-can!

February 11th, 2021

Thank you all for your orders. We love to recycle and you can help: just return any clean, unused egg cartons with your market wagon bag!

February 6th, 2021

Our new twin pack steaks make the perfect Valentine's dinner.

October 21st, 2020

We miscounted the pinto beans, there's a few left, potatoes will also run out this week. Thank you so much for your support all season!

October 10th, 2020

Baby chard is back for a couple weeks this fall! 15% off through this week’s order deadline

October 8th, 2020

Rainbow chard tags in for radish greens in the mix. Healthy, savory and earthy: this week's mix is great in stir fry, sauteed, or just raw.

October 5th, 2020

Pearl sized onions on sale until 10/12. We'll probably plant the rest of what doesn't sell, they'll end up next year's full-size onions.

September 16th, 2020

Our CSA customers love our pearl shallots. They’re great whole, sliced, or for convenience you can use your garlic press. 10% off this week!

August 25th, 2020

I'm so sorry but I think with all this heat and dryness (three plus weeks no rain here on the farm) this is probably our last week for corn.

August 24th, 2020

With this heat we had an extra two rows of arugula come ripe so we're putting half pound bunches on sale this week.

August 5th, 2019

Flash sale starting at midnight, corn $3.50/dz on Tuesday August 6th.

July 31st, 2019

We'll be picking the last of the Crunchy King radishes tomorrow for my Saturday Farmers Markets. "Black Spanish" radishes coming next week!

July 24th, 2019

Sweet deals on our sweet corn this week. Be sure to stock up your freezer for this winter!

July 22nd, 2019

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears... get your first ears of the season this week!

July 18th, 2019

The same onions you enjoyed green a couple months ago are ready to go as bulbs now. Try our new crop yellow onions: on sale this week!

July 14th, 2019

Crunchy Kings are back!! More exciting radishes coming soon including specialty pickling ones. And speaking of pickles..here come the cukes!

July 12th, 2019

The lettuce beds need a drink but they’re looking good! Our famous salad blend is 30% off this week!

July 9th, 2019

Flash sale on duck eggs! Quack one into your pan and taste the difference.

June 29th, 2019

Sale on red green onions for the 4th of July only $1! Fresh cooking onions and green beans now listed! Everything is chemical-free as always

June 23rd, 2019

Picked up our specialty chickens from the processor Friday. Taste the difference: not-cornish, small batch, pastured, non-GMO and soy free.