About Golden Prairie
Golden Prairie is the premier grower of certified organic millet (the golden grain) in the Rocky Mountain West and the largest national distributor of certified organic millet, selling in all 50 US states.
Golden Prairie is owned by the Hediger family, a three-generational farm family that has been growing crops in Nunn, Colorado, since 1989. In September of that year, they became one of the first certified organic farms in Colorado. Their concern about their young son’s exposure to farm chemicals led them in the direction of organic farming. As a farmer and mother, Jean’s attention to detail was the perfect match for the growing and marketing of organic millet.
As Golden Prairie grew, the Hedigers started working with many regional, family-run, organic farms. Today they work with over a dozen growers, incorporating more than 20,000 acres of organic gluten-free millet. They prioritize the use of best farm practices to assure a gluten-free product, from tractor to the gluten-free processing plant.
The Hedigers have been advocates for safety in all agricultural practices and for the use of clean energy at their wind-powered farm.
The growing, harvesting, and processing of millet is the focus of the Hediger’s farm. They welcome opportunities to share their expertise and to help educate consumers about the wonders of millet. How about trying some millet today?
What Is Certified Organic?
Certified organic products are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, or GMOs. All of our family farms and the processing plant are certified organic.
We comply with the National Organic Program (NOP) standards and are certified through many agencies such as Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA), and Quality Assurance International (QAI). We believe in organic farming because as a group we have identified this as the most sustainable form of agriculture for present and future generations. We are concerned about how the use of chemicals affects our food, our children, and our planet. By buying certified organic foods, you are supporting chemical-free American agriculture. Because we are certified organic farmers, all of our crops contain no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
- Jean became one of the first members of the Colorado Organic Advisory Board in 1989, which helped set organic standards in the state and went on to help develop federal standards.
- Colorado Organic Producers Association (COPA)
- Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
- Lecturer for CSU Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
- Environment Colorado
- Resource for CSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition