We have nearly 50 gourmet products we craft, especially our incredibly popular Infused Honeys.
We also grow from 350 to 600 Varieties of Heirloom and open pollinated
Vegetables & Fruits.
Ever tasted an Apple Melon?...No?...Well now you can. (FYI, It's delish)
We take an Agroecological systems approach of low external inputs &
We keep honeybees, integrate pollinator habitat into cropping systems, and use a diversity of cover crops to enhance soil health and benefit pollinators
Find us at 3 Farmers' Markets, Numerous Vendor Fairs, and over 15 stores. Watch for events on our Facebook Page
You can also find our all-natural products across SD, ND, and Western, MN & IA.
If think we should be in your neighborhood store or boutique...give us a jingle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-651-0423.
We are John and Lisa, owners of Little Shire Farm. We began our love for raising our own food as children with our hands in black Nebraska soil. Lisa had always worked in plant nursery and horticulture. In 2000, John traveled to Norway to study Agroecology and worked on Fukhol Gard (Farm) in Stange, NO. After arriving back in the states, we began our own farm market and CSA enterprise in Lincoln, NE and renewed our love for growing.
Over the past two decades we have worked with numerous gifted farmers in several states, helping develop community gardens, farmers markets, and even a new farmer training site. After several years of remodeling an acreage in rural Brookings County, in 2016 we decided that it was time to start our journey back into what we love the most...sustainable agriculture. We are now growing on 5 acres, with 1,900 square foot in our greenhouses.
In 2017, we started our infused honey venture with a great reviews, evolving into multiple flavors in over a dozen stores. You can order yours in our online shop, or give us a call for wholesale inquiries.
In 2022, we will have an additional hoophouse, seedstart bunker, and well on our way to having our very own commercial kitchen. Lisa will also be venturing further in beeswax products, and John has started working with his collection of bean seed. Carl and John have started working with distilling, and working on a meadery to be located in our commercial kitchen. Our goal is by 2024, we will have a commercial kitchen, on-farm market, and a bit of agri-tourism.
Our goal: be the most diverse small scale agriculture system in the region...and a consistent reservoir of genetic diversity. In the face of monoculture that surrounds us, we hope that we are a shining light of what agriculture should be. Our Markets include Farmers' Markets in Downtown Brookings, Sioux Falls Falls Park, and the Lake Lorraine Farmers Market, as well as wholesale to several restaurants and stores.
Over 350 varieties of vegetables and fruits, with a CSA share program for those that want an adventure in local food. We also produce vegetable and herbs produce
and plants for pick-up on farm or at
our 3 farmers markets.
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The Shire's Honeys combined with the finest ingredients, with seasonally sourced varieties, classic favorites, and
one-of-a-kinds. Available in
several sizes and wholesale.
Get our best selling Bourbon Honey...
Our family's raw honeys from South Dakota and Florida. Clover, Gallberry, Palmetto, Buckwheat, Orange Blossom, Blueberry, Tupelo, and more. Available in 6 oz, 12 oz, 20 oz, & 5 lb. Wholesale orders welcome, please contact us at
605-651-0423 or email@example.com for
We now freeze dry locally produced fruits and vegetables. Preserving 95% of the nutrients and giving them a shelf life of over 25 years.
Truly a treat!
Made from All Organic Ingredients and lots of time. Organically grown and distilled Minnesota extractives. Try Cinnamon, Clove, Coffee, Anise, and several types of Vanilla.
Limited availability in late 2022. Lion's Main, King Trumpet, Oysters,
The Shire, like many small and specialty farms face an uncertain future in
South Dakota and Nationally.
The Shire and support a better way, opposed to the over-industrialization of
agriculture that surrounds us.
The Shire supports efforts to foster producer and consumer education, as well development of public policy that tackles the issues facing small scale specialty producers and processors that employ non-industrial agricultural practices and/or crops.
Please support ours, and our partners' efforts to protect small-scale & specialty agriculture in South Dakota and beyond.