Cherry Tomatoes at the Farmers Market

From the Executive Director:

It’s hard to believe that as Executive Director, I have been with Prairieland Market for just six months! I have already seen some great changes, and am looking forward to more. As many of you know, a new board was formed in December of 2020, separate from the Prairieland Food Co-op board, to guide Prairieland Market toward becoming a 501(c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization. Since that time, I was hired to help steer that vision.

With assistance from some community leaders and folks that have a vested interest in healthy local food access, we have come up with our new 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 to obtain our tax-exempt status, the current Prairieland Food Cooperative will remain in place until our application is approved, and we complete other obligations. 

Now, we are asking our members and supporters to help us "bridge the gap" and keep Prairieland Market on its feet until the transition happens, and we move into the new space on Santa Fe, enabling us to significantly expand our operations. 

Thank you for your past and continued support. It's now time to renew at the $25, $50, or $100 level, or those of you that can help us further, please consider donating through our fiscal sponsor, Local Food Works Foundation, so that your donation is 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 vespicer@gmail.com.


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 to Local Food Works Foundation, PO Box 2357, Salina KS 67402-2357.

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

 
Home Grown Vegetables

BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP

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

 

2020 SUPPORTERS

Glory Benacka | Karen Black | Phil Black | James Bowden | Ruth & Bill Cathcart-Rake | Tom & Annelle Claassen | Brian Crowther | Kyle Crowther | Sarah Diehl | Paula Fried | Linda German | Barb Goode | Joyce Gorton | Gabe Grant | Alexandra Griffin | Matt Hemmer |  Jared & Alison Hiatt | Joan Jackson | Maya Kathrineberg | Paula Knox | Paul Krumm | Willow Leenders | Pat Lertora | Christina Litwiller | Gayle Martin | Mary & Tom Mertz | Anna Pauscher Morawitz | Keith Phillips | Martha Rhea | Linda Rohrer | Heather Smith | Connie Stevens | Noni Strand | Melanie Terrill | Carolyn & Mark Wedel | Ann Zimmerman

 

2019 SUPPORTERS

Barb Goode | Colleen & Dahx Marrs | Dwight Gage | Amanda & Grant Wagner | Piyush Labhsetwar | Lora Duffield - "Rags to Rugs" | Brad Moxter - "American Boiler" | Cyndy Knutson | John Leach | Connie Stevens | Sarah & Tim Crews | Adrienne Mammen | Mary Kay Allison | Willow Leenders | Ann Zimmerman | Marlene Walker | Joyce Gorton | Becky Cram | John Marietta | Larry Bunker & Gary Martens | Owen Freiburger

 

2018 SUPPORTERS

Barb Goode | Amanda Wagner | Cyndy Knutson | Dwight Gage | Piyush Labhsetwar | James Bowden | Gretchen Boyum | Owen Freiburger | Kate Hemmer | Amy Hemmer | Ruth Cathcart-Rake | Anita Chase | Paula Fried | Megan Gladback | Joyce Gorton | Vickie Guillot | Sara Johnston | Willow Leenders | John Marietta | Gayle Martin | Martha Rhea | Margaret Schroth | Connie Stevens | Melanie Terrill | Kellie Thelander | Carolyn Wedel | Theresa Weigel | Ann Zimmerman