GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — On Thursday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. Mary Holm returns for her eighth season as the host of Prairie Yard & Garden (PY&G) on Pioneer PBS. The program will feature Anna Anderson of Sioux Falls sharing how she leverages technology and relationships with local growers to connect fresh, locally grown meat, fruits and vegetables with consumers in her community through her Glory Garden enterprise. “Glory Garden” will be repeated on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. and will be available for online viewing at www.pioneer.org/pyg and on YouTube immediately after broadcast.
Glory Garden is a year-round online farmers market serving Sioux Falls. Anderson is a market gardener herself who partners with more than 15 other local farmers to provide fresh produce, free range eggs, grass fed meat, raw honey, and more. Customers order online and pick up at a drop site in Sioux Falls.
Mary Holm explores this new model of supporting local farmers with Anderson, who noticed that the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, where consumers receive a box of veggies every week during the summer, did not always work for people. “It was just too much food. They hated throwing it away,” Anderson said. So she created the online pick and choose approach collaborating with other farmers and has found a successful niche market.
Mike Cihak is the executive producer of PY&G -- the show that inspires well-being through the growing and enjoyment of plants.
PY&G is produced by Pioneer PBS. Production sponsorship is provided by ACIRA, Heartland Motors, Shalom Hill Farm and the Friends of PY&G.
On-line Screening event to Kick off Season 35 of PY&G
The public is invited to participate in a special online event on Saturday January 15, 2022 at 3 p.m. for a sneak peak at one of the upcoming PY&G Season 35 programs: Inspired by Rita. The free event will include a preview of the new PY&G story about Herman native Rita Kaiser, her fairyland gardens and the young gardeners she inspires. Those wishing to attend online can also receive a Zoom link to view the event online by registering at pioneer.org/rita.
About Pioneer PBS
Pioneer PBS is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing local stories of the region with the world. For more information, visit www.pioneer.org or call 1-800-726-3178.