Alsum Farms & Produce Partner Trembling Prairie Farms Begins New Crop Celery Harvest; John Bobek Details
MARKESAN, WI - If you travel into the muck soils of Green Lake County, Wisconsin, you will find family-owned and operated Trembling Prairie Farms preparing to bring a coveted local offering to consumers. The Alsum Farms & Produce grower partner is in full swing harvesting its new crop Wisconsin Celery, with the season expected to go through the first week of October.
“We’re happy to be able to bring our locally grown Wisconsin Celery to the market,” said John Bobek, Farmer and Owner of Trembling Prairie Farms. “Whether paired with peanut butter as a healthy, kid-friendly snack, or chopped in a salad for an outdoor gathering, Wisconsin Celery offers a fresh taste for consumers looking for locally grown in the Midwest.”
According to a press release, the process of growing celery starts in local greenhouses in late February to early April and is then transplanted in 12 different plantings. Celery planting begins on May 1 with the goal of the last planting to be in the ground by July 1. The supplier’s Wisconsin-grown celery is available for distribution with ample volumes of all sizes and packs available for the next 11 weeks, including:
- 24 ct, naked or sleeved
- 30 ct, naked or sleeved
- 36 ct, naked or sleeved
- 18 ct, celery hearts
The Bobek family has been growing and packing locally grown celery for the Midwest retail and foodservice markets for the past 10 years. In 2012, the company began with three acres of celery, expanding to over 45 acres today. To ensure the success of its crop, the farm begins with a celery variety that grows well in the Wisconsin climate and provides peak freshness, a milder flavor, and a snappier crunch.
With this new crop harvest underway, opportunities are abundant for the celery category. For more market updates and insights, keep clicking on ANUK.