Bear Butte Gardens

The Farm Stand at Bear Butte Gardens


The Farm Stand is open year round from 10 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. We believe food quality is greatly influenced by three primary factors: 1) fresh, 2) local, and 3) organic. If a food item can hit upon all three of these factors, that is a strong indicator of quality and nutrition. Oh, we also want to make the point that these three factors also lead to great flavor!

Products Available in the Farm Stand

Not all products available in our farm stand are organic certified — mainly due to the fact that very few USDA Organic Certified producers exist in western South Dakota. Our supply line consists of about 45 local gardeners, farmers, and ranchers. The Bear Butte Gardens organic certified farm is simply one of the 45 producers. 

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 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 completely 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.

Produce

We offer a variety of fresh vegetables from local producers. Of course, this changes throughtout the year, with the season, as items become available and ripe.

We offer a fine selection of eggs — some from Bear Butte Gardens, and some from other local producers.

We stock many flavors of cheeses from Kasemeister Creamery of Frankfort SD.

When available, we have fresh mushrooms from Black Hills Mushrooms.

We also carry apples, apple cider, and applesauce from Krause Orchards.

Salad Greens, Beans, Peas, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Squash, Melons, Carrots, Beets, Pumpkins, Peppers, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sprouts, Cantaloupe, Celery, Eggplant, Garlic, Herbs, Onions, Radishes, Spinach

… and much more!

Canned Goods, Sauces, and other Value Added Items

We utilize our commercial kitchen to can and preserve food. This is done with methods such as canning and dehydrating. We then offer these products for sale in our farm stand. We also offer similar products from a few other local producers such as Cox's Farm and Owl Creek Organics.

Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Jellies and Jams, Relishes, BBQ Sauces, Hot Sauces, Dressings, Salsas, Pie Fillings

… and much more!

Meats

Most of the frozen meat we sell is from poultry and livestock raised on the Bear Butte Gardens Farm. However, we do occasionally utilize meat products from other local producers.

We sell meat by the cut, by the bundle, or by the whole/half/quarter.

The availablitiy of specific meat products is dependent upon the schedule of when we take an animal to the butcher.

Beef, Chicken, Pork, Turkey, Lamb, Goat, Salmon, and Meat Sticks

Beer, Wine, and Kombucha

We sell a great variety of local craft brews, local wines, and local kombucha.

For beer, we sell singles or packs. You can even mix-and-match to create your own custom pack.

Weather allowing, we invite you to sit out on the patio and enjoy your beverage and the view. Or, you can take it to go.

Sturgis Brewing, Crow Peak Brewing (Spearfish), Mt. Rushmore Brewing (Rapid City), DesJarlais Winery (Sturgis)

… and much more!