Daniels Produce is owned and operated by my wife and I, Andy and Tannie Daniels. I graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1974 with a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy and Agricultural Economics. Tannie and I have been farming for the past 40 years. In the early 80's we diversified into fresh market vegetable production due to a lack of opportunities in conventional farming. Today Daniels Produce raises close to 600 acres of vegetables.
Tannie, with the help of our three young children, began selling melons and sweet corn at a roadside stand in Columbus. The business began to grow as the years passed and in the early nineties we began to sell our sweet corn wholesale to other produce vendors and a few grocery stores. Soon local and regional warehouses began to take interest in adding our products to their produce line. The retail stand flourished as well, thanks to the continuous support of the community of Columbus.
These expansions in sales required a great increase in acres of vegetables production. Today, Daniels Produce raises over 600 acres of vegetables every year. Eighty percent of which is dispersed throughout Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and as far as Texas and Florida. Tannie currently runs four retail stands across Nebraska as well as five farmers markets on the weekends.
One of our major goals for the future is to continually improve the way we grow our products. We want to expand to meet the priorities of our valued customers, but stay small enough to continually maintain the quality of our product.
Here at Daniels Produce getting better at what we do will always come before getting bigger.
Every winter we attend vegetable conferences across the country to discover new varieties of seed and growing techniques to provide our customers with the newest and best products available on the market.
We plan to improve efficiency of wholesale, retail and production divisions. We have 5 full-time, year-round, employees so someone is always available to answer any questions you might have about our business.