About Me


Hi, my name is Pam Benike. For more years than I care to admit, I’ve been handing out advice at the farmers’ markets on how to prepare the wonderful produce we have on our table and, since the gorgeous display often inspires people to grow their own, I answer an amazing number of questions about growing everything from asparagus to rutabagas.

I created this blog to help you enjoy every bite of produce you get from either our market table or the farmers market where you live, and to satisfy your curiosity about how it is grown. If you have questions for me, I will do my best to address them in future blogs, because if you are wondering, so is someone else!

My goal is to post a new blog every week. As the seasons progress, the delicious food options change as well, so there is always something new to write about!

My experience comes from a lifetime of farming, raising and feeding seven children and nineteen grandchildren. You can read more about me and my farm on our farm blog, check out our website at www.prairiehollow.com or follow us on Facebook. If you are really into growing and are considering becoming a farmers market vendor, check out my book, Behind the Table, A Guide for Farmers Market Vendors.