Alan Smith


Lil' Ladybug

Pat & Karen have been gardening for a combined total of 80 years.  Pat's experience started in Northern Wisconsin and Karen started in the same area that she is gardening now.  Karen is a Master Gardener and writes articles for "The Nebraskan".  We also do volunteer work with schools and 4-H groups.  We believe in raising healthy, organic produce that is 'Fresh from the Earth'.

       Lil' Ladybug was started 14years ago when Pat wanted a fresh tomato on his hamburger.  Karen could not find one in the grocery store and a tomato business was formed.  Since that date, we have expanded into many other vegetables, a greenhouse in the spring full of flowers and vegetables so you can grow your own, and a 'really fun' pumpkin patch in the fall.

    We started with a 26x 48 greenhouse and a 30 x 100 foot high tunnel.  Since that time we have added 3 more 30 x 100 foot high tunnels.  We have approximately 1 acre of outside gardens.  Our store is called the 'Veggie Shack and that is where you can find our delicious, fresh organic produce.

  We are very proud of our business.  Stop by as we love to give tours.


God's Promise

Meet Pat & Karen Runkle, Owners