Cherry Tomatoes at the Farmers Market

From the Executive Director:

May 2022

As I approach the one year mark as Executive Director, I reflect on how much has been accomplished with so much more to do! In February, the new entity received our 501(c)3) designation, last Fall we were awarded our first federal grant to expand all of our local food programs, and plans are going full speed ahead for the new store to be located at 118 South Santa Fe.

With all that has been happening, we are still ensuring we have programs and relationships that enable us to fulfill our charitable purpose:

"To encourage healthy food choices, provide nutritional food education, and access to local, organic, and craft foods, in order to promote enhanced well-being for the community."

As we move forward, we will communicate with our supporters and the community, so you will know how you can continue to support this great evolution.

Thank you for your past and continued support. If you would like to support us financially toward our goals, you can now donate directly to Prairieland Market, and your donation will be tax deductible.

You can renew your membership or donate at the store, or by completing the donation form* and sending your gift by mail. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Prairieland Food Cooperative, the Board of Directors of the new Prairieland Market, and the staff and volunteers at Prairieland Market, we appreciate your continued support and look forward to sharing our progress as we move into the next generation of providing healthy choices and promoting enhanced well-being for the community.

If you would like to make special arrangements, or discuss your gift, please feel free to contact Vickee Spicer at (785) 820-1369 or email

Donations* support:

  • Renovation, new equipment, and supplies for the new expanded Market 

  • Market staff salary and benefits

  • Our prepared foods team

  • Area farmers, ranchers, and craftsmen

  • Overhead and utilities

  • Educational programs, events, and community activities

We encourage our patrons to become supporters with a one-time, monthly, or yearly contribution. Doing so supports Prairieland, our farmers and vendors, and our mission to connect our community to local, fresh foods. 

To make a donation, print the donation form below and mail along with your check or if you'd like to donate through PayPal there is a link below.

* All donations over $25 will continue to be considered members of Prairieland Food Co-op.

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Use the link above to add Prairieland Market as your Amazon Smile Charity - then a percentage of all your purchases from amazon using the Amazon Smile link will go directly to Prairieland Market!

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Support connecting our community to local fresh food with a donation of $500 or more. Benefits include:

  • Business Profile article in Weekly Word Email

  • Business Logo on Prairieland’s website supporters’ page

  • Business logo on event promotional materials

  • Tickets to Special Events



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