Hebda Family Produce started in 2002 as a 4H project when our eldest son, Steven, began growing vegetables in our backyard to exhibit at the Bon Homme County fair and for us to eat!
From there, he began doing farm markets in Yankton with the assistance of his family and even established a weekly home delivery service of fresh vegetables. We soon realized that our business should expand because more and more people want to know where their food comes from and that it is fresh.
With our family actively involved in farming, we saw an opportunity for such an expansion when Garritys’ Prairie Gardens came up for sale. By combining fruits and vegetables and merging Garritys’ and Hebda’s our family business was now able to produce jamms, jellies, made-from-scratch fruit pies, fresh salsa, home canned foods, sauces and other unique items. Plus shopping in our charming Farm Market during the season often yields fresh “in-season” fruits and vegetables for your own kitchen!
Hebda’s now includes a 55 acre orchard and berry farm which has strawberries, elderberries, raspberries, plums, over 10 varieties of apples and more. The “Apple Shed” houses the Farm Market, a commercial kitchen, a packing room with an apple-sorting lines, a cold storage room and a cider press room. We utilize these facilities when working with our fruits and vegetables to produce our value-added products that are made weekly in small batches.
What began as a project has now become a full-scale business.