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Kankakee Valley Homestead

Walkerton, Indiana

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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! ....


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September 16th, 2021

We might be sold out of our cobbler and butterball potatoes after our farmers market this weekend. There’s about 50# Amarosa left for 2021

September 1st, 2021

That’s all for the baby corn this season! Thank you to everyone who enjoyed it and now we just have to wait until sometime late June 2022.

August 30th, 2021

Sorry about the plastic potato bags last week: "Two Day Shipping" took about a week. Our normal mesh potato bags are back in stock!

August 22nd, 2021

We are getting close to the last batch of baby corn for the year! There’s probably 3-4 weeks of sweet corn left for our 2021 season.

July 21st, 2021

Our Ambrosia 🌽 came a little earlier than we expected. 50% off ears, 25% off dozens. Our normal sweet corn listing is still “temptation”

July 17th, 2021

Our sweet corn variety changes this week as we start our second planting. We are now selling “temptation” corn. 🌽

July 10th, 2021

Our sweet corn is here 🌽 🌽 🌽 Limited quantities the first few days so order early!

July 4th, 2021

Happy 4th of July! We are celebrating with 33% off of our Red, White, and Blue potato nugget medley.

June 28th, 2021

Make potato salad with pride! 🇺🇸 New crop red, white, and blue potatoes are here. Indy folks we’re taking a week off then will be back!

June 1st, 2021

Summer cover crop sale: grab some buckwheat seeds for the bees. Easy to grow and quick to flower.

May 12th, 2021

This week's sale is $0.75 spring onion bunches now until 5/19. We are extending 25 cent green garlic thru Sunday.

May 6th, 2021

Try making some homemade garlic butter this week: Green garlic on sale just a .25 each! Use the bottoms in cooking and the leaves for butter

April 27th, 2021

The next two or three weeks we will have fresh rye sheaves that make a high protein grass snack for your mammal friends.

April 21st, 2021

If you enjoy pickling here's a chance to try something new! Bulk alliums on sale thru 4/28: Green Garlic 5 for $3.99, 12% Off Onion Cases

April 17th, 2021

We’re working hard planting this beautiful rainbow of spuds today! Follow us on Facebook for more progress.

April 16th, 2021

Michiana/Chicago folks: help us recycle by returning your egg cartons with your marketwagon bag. Thank you to everyone who does already!

April 14th, 2021

Our Souper Sale starts today: 59 cent bunches of spring onions and 50% off all soup bones. Now through 4/20 while supplies last.

April 7th, 2021

Sales for the week April 7-13: 12% OFF Grade A Chicken Eggs Buy One Get One Free Green Garlic Order now for delivery later this week!

March 29th, 2021

We’re really excited to be able to start picking our first vegetable: overwintered green onions. Crisp and mild: grab a bunch for this week!

March 18th, 2021

The pigs are headed to the processor next week: our beef steaks and bones are on sale this week to make room!