Meet Ben and Mark Hintz of Hintz Produce from Hebron, NE.
What Hintz Produce offers:
- Rainbow eggs
- Rent-a-hen program
- Fresh produce box subscription
- Local beef/pork box
- Donate a produce box
Seven Generations of Farming and a Love for Feeding the World
Hintz Produce is a family-operated farm located in Hebron, Nebraska. With over seven generations of experience cultivating high-quality and affordable produce in the Midwest, you can rest easy knowing that only the best makes it from their farm to your fridge.
At the turn of the century, increasingly volatile weather conditions pushed the Hintz family to explore new sustainability practices and opportunities to diversify their operation through vegetable production. After generations of labor and love, you can trust Hintz Produce to provide your family with sustainable meats, live chickens for rent each season, rainbow eggs, nutrient-dense garden veggies, and everything in between.
A lot has changed over seven generations of farming, but the values of Hintz produce remain the same. They prize the honor that comes with a good day’s work and have a love for feeding the world. The family spends the summer months giving back to the community by delivering produce to local grocery stores, nursing homes, schools and restaurants.
“It doesn’t seem possible that we are almost halfway through our third decade of Hintz Produce, because to us, it feels like the fun is just beginning. We thank you, our loyal customers, for your continued support. Without you our labor would have little fruit!”
Seem too good to be true? Take a visit to “your family’s farm,” in Hebron, and see it for yourself. If a trip into the country isn’t in the cards, sign up for their produce and protein subscription services or strike up a conversation with them at various Southwest Nebraska farmers markets throughout the summer and fall months.
Where to find Hintz Produce:
- Sign up for a weekly vegetable box: https://www.hintzproduce.com/csa-sign-up
- Shop their online store: https://www.hintzproduce.com/ourstore
- Visit them at the following markets:
- Tuesday: Geneva Farmers’ Market
- Wednesday: The Hub Café Market in Lincoln
- Thursday: Beatrice Farmers’ Market
- Saturday: Hebron’s Farmers’ Market and Hastings Farmers’ Market
- Visit their Website
- Follow on Facebook
- Contact info: http://buylocalnebraska.org/online-food-guide/hintz-produce
This article was written in collaboration with Buy Fresh Buy Local staff and UNL Student Lexi Bodlak.