Local Spotlight: Orie’s Farm Fresh

Orie’s Farm Fresh

If you’re ever at the farmer’s markets around town, one vendor you’ve probably heard of is Orie’s Farm Fresh. But did you know they are more than just a vendor that appears at the seasonal markets? Their products can also be purchased online via their website.

And in the rare case you’ve never heard of them, here’s the rundown.

Orie’s Farm Fresh is a family-run urban farm nestled on 8 acres in the heart of northwest Wichita. They grow a wide variety of vegetables and garlic using organic practices, with heavy emphasis on soil health. They also happen to throw one of the fun food festivals around town, the Orie’s Garlic Fest, an annual festival of all things’ garlic.

If you’re looking for garlic, they sell roughly thirty kinds of garlic along with black garlic, smoked garlic, handcrafted salt blends, dried herb medleys and garlic powders. All of that is what you’ll usually find at their stands at the farmer’s markets.

But not until recently, did I learn they sell way more than that. They also sell grass-fed lamb, organic whole chickens, and assorted plants. All of which can be found on their website.

Besides garlic, vegetables they grow include leeks, shallots, arugula, kale, mixed greens, spinach, asparagus, beets, carrots, fennel, fingerling potatoes, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips, cucumbers, green beans, okra, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini.

They have probably one of the most trusted names in the community and a two-time winner of the People’s Choice Awards for Best Farmer’s Market Vendor.

What I love about them, is they also provide easy-to-use recipes online for their products. I highly recommend checking them out if you want to support local as well as eat healthy.

While Orie’s Farm Fresh is located in west Wichita, they do not have a storefront. At this time, they do not have public “open” hours on the farm. Items may be purchased via their website or at events they appear at. Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook.

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