Kraay's Market & Garden offers home delivery, at no charge, to customers in the Wood River Valley. Online ordering opens up on Sunday morning at 11 am, closing on Monday at 4 pm. Deliveries are made on Wednesday. We enjoy giving our customers the personalized service of harvesting to their particular order and delivering it right to their door.
Planting the Seed
Retired entrepreneur Larry Kraay moved from the Chicago area to the Wood River Valley, in 1972, to fulfill his childhood dream of raising Arabian horses in the West. He purchased the property in 1978 and began building his dream. Sherry Kraay grew up in small agricultural communities in Eastern Oregon and moved to the Wood River Valley in 2002. She has always enjoyed cooking, gardening and preserving the harvest.
In 2013, Larry and Sherry chose a plant-based lifestyle for many personal, as well as global, reasons. In researching growing their own food on a large scale, they came across several sources that talked about turning this idea into a business. Greenhouses were purchased and production began. Within months, demand skyrocketed, and expansion was needed. Another greenhouse was added in November 2015. They teamed up with other like-minded, local producers and artisans to provide a variety of organically grown produce, prepared and speciality foods, as well as hand-crafted items.
pasture raised laying hens
pounds of carrots sold
different plant varieties
Embracing the Growth
2017 was another year of tremendous growth! We moved to an online ordering system in May, which is so much more efficient. We obtained our license to be able to offer beer and wine to our customers. We purchased a delivery van, as we could no longer fit our deliveries in our truck! We continued to add more vendors, now totaling 47! The partnership between us, our customers and our vendors is so valuable to each of us. Most of the summer months and into the fall, we were blessed to have numerous WWOOFers help out on the farm. They helped in the day to day operations, such as watering, weeding, harvesting and processing.