Kansas Family Farm with Purpose

Firefly Farm is a second-generation, five-acre, vintage farmstead located just one mile east of Wichita city limits. With a focus on heirloom vegetables, specifically heirloom tomatoes, Firefly Farm is proud to grow and sell produce that is known for its exceptional flavor.

Encouraging Exploration

As children, we spent the early evening hours as the sun faded into the western sky frolicking in the grass chasing fireflies. They lit the way with their ambient glimmers: filling our young minds with curiosity and a sense of adventure.

Firefly Farms pursues specialty-crop farming with that same child-like wonder and exploration. We grow heirloom fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are as historic as our homestead and with flavor points that excite local chefs and retail consumers alike. 

We wander our orchard and grow fields listening to the bluebirds sing their songs. We spend our days playing in the soil and return home with stories to tell and ideas to share.

FOOD IS

CULTURE • ART • MEDICINE • SOCIAL JUSTICE

Grown in History

Firefly Farm’s roots were planted over 100 years ago when the first structure was built on this land. The land has been in the Garcia family since Bob and Violet purchased it in 1950. It is a second-generation farm now with their son, Ron, and his wife, Leah, as stewards.

Over the years, the land has seen many iterations and eventful times – it has been home to a small working sheep and soybean farm, a world-class motorcycle shop, and now a specialty crop farm focusing on resource conservation and regenerative practices. It has endured wildfires and a tornado and has proven to be resilient!

Since its launch in 2015, Firefly Farm has hosted numerous critically acclaimed farm-to-table dinners, a farmers’ book club, a highly popular farmer’s market, weddings, and an array of private parties and events. Most importantly, though, has been the growing program. Firefly Farm has focused on heirloom vegetables, specifically heirloom tomatoes, on which it has built its reputation. We are proud to grow and sell produce that is known for its flavor.

In 2020, Firefly Farm forged a connection with Tallgrass Hemp and Cannabis. We are excited to contribute to the research and resurgence of hemp, Kansas’ newest and oldest fiber, grain, and food crop.

Starting with Soil

We look at ourselves first as soil farmers. Healthy soil contains fungi, bacteria, and a diverse array of microorganisms essential for maintaining the biodiversity that supports healthy plant growth and ecosystem functioning.

We work at each level of our production to make sure our soil is the best it can be, so that it produces nutrient-dense food with superior flavors.

This regenerative farming practice reflects our holistic approach to agriculture that goes beyond simply growing food. It’s a way of cultivating the land that enhances its natural resources and creates a harmonious balance between humans and nature. It’s an invitation to reconnect with the soil, water, air, and wildlife and to create a healthy food system for everyone involved.

Firefly Farm Events

We host three annual events at Firefly Farm.
Each event is tailored to match the season.

More information is coming soon!

Earth Day
Spring Plant Sale

July Open House
+ Tomato Festival

Thanksgiving Sale
+ Sweet Potato Festival

We focus on an economically sustainable, ecologically sound, and socially just food and farming system.

Firefly Farm Stewards

Ron

Mr. Fix-It

Leah

Owner

Administrative Team
Kyle | HR/IT/OPS Manager
Kate | Administrative Assistant
Sarah | Media Manager
Liz | Special Projects Manager

 The Food Hub is your one-stop shop for locally grown, raised, and made food and home essentials. Order online anytime and swing by on your way home from work or after school on Tuesdays or Fridays for contactless pick-up. 

Suppliers’ products in the Food Hub come from various local farms and kitchens. We are adding suppliers often, so check back regularly for new products!

 The Food Hub is your one-stop shop for locally grown, raised, and made food and home essentials. Order online anytime and swing by on your way home from work or after school on Tuesdays or Fridays for contactless pick-up. 

Suppliers’ products in the Food Hub come from various local farms and kitchens. We are adding suppliers often, so check back regularly for new products!

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