Cedar Creek Gardens Host Field Day for Produce Nutrient Management

Cedar Creek Gardens owners, Bud Manke and Peggy Martin, are hosting a free training day to demonstrate nutrient management concepts focusing on tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cucumbers. The event is Wed. May 17, 2023, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central Time on location at Cedar Creek Gardens.

The training will have many educational opportunities for producers and garden growers, including a demonstration of their 3 in 1 sweet corn planter which plants corn, fertilizes, and lays plastic firmly over the top of the bed. Learn how utilizing this method of early season extension can attain a goal of harvesting sweet corn by the 4th of July. 

The training is open to the public and to producers of all skill levels, from the hobbyist to the advanced. Reserve your spot by ordering tickets online by May 15, 2023. 

Cedar Creek Gardens, formed in 2013, consists of 14 acres, four high tunnels, and four caterpillar tunnels utilizing many innovative practices and a variety of technology applications. They actively participate in various projects with SDSU and Natural Resources Conservation Services relating to soil management and best management practices.

You can find their produce at local farmers markets and farm stands in Winner, Kadoka, and Philip. They also have a large wholesale route. They grow a combination of vegetables and melons in field production on several acres as well as utilizing season extension through their caterpillar and high tunnels. Garden produce is also used in their commercial kitchen to make pickles, jellies, and salsas. In addition to produce, Cedar Creek Gardens also sells eggs from the free range chickens they raise.

Cedar Creek Gardens is located 2 miles east and 9 miles south of 1880 Town off Interstate 90 Exit 172 at 25580 249th St. Midland, SD. For more information about Cedar Creek Gardens, check out their website and Facebook page

This training event is presented by South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) with funding from South Dakota Natural Resource Conservation Service.

For a listing of additional producers in South Dakota, please visit the Producers and Products page on the S.D. Specialty Producers website. Additional training and producer events can be found on the SDSPA event calendar.