Bear Butte Gardens
The Farm Stand at Bear Butte Gardens
The Farm Stand is open year round from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday thru Saturday. We are closed on Sundays and on holidays.
We are located about five miles east of Sturgis, just south of Bear Butte Lake. View driving directions.
Our goal is to provide the freshest, most nutritious, farm produce to our local customers near Sturgis, South Dakota.
We realize that not all food consumers will have the time and/or energy to fully research every food item they purchase and feed to their families, so we try very to be helpful in this pursuit. We seek to establish good relationships with our customers, based on trust, respect, and knowledge.
When you shop at Bear Butte Gardens, you know you are feeding your family qualty food!
Our Business Model
We do not utilize a “consignment” business model with our supply line. Instead, we utilize a “cash on delivery” business model. Our intention is to make it easy and convenient for our supply-line producers to do business with us. With this “cash on delivery” business model, we assume all the risk of a product with a short shelf life going bad before it sells (remember: our producers do not use food preservatives like many larger grocery chains might). However, we can mitigate that risk with our commercial kitchen. When an item is at it’s prime, but looks like it might not sell, we can send the item to the kitchen to be preserved in some way (e.g. canning, dehydrating, fermenting, freezing, etc.), or to be used in another product form (e.g. packaged salad to go, soup, baked goods, etc.). If, for some reason, a product does not sell in the farm stand and is not used in the kitchen, then we might send it to the farm to be fed to poultry/livestock. This generally includes items that are a bit over-ripe (but not spoiled) or blemished in some way. The last option is to use the product in our compost operation. No food product is ever simply wasted.
This business model allows us to be a bit more selective with our producers — again in the pursuit of quality and nutrition. We want to get the best of the best into our farm stand, and to our customers.