Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dee's Pantry and Gary's Garden

Country Chicken Girl reporting here, continuing her little ditties on vendors that are participating in the 2010 Scottsbluff Farmers' Market.

If you've missed the previous posts about the vendors at the Farmers' Market in Scottsbluff, you can click on these links and catch up.

Mary Armstrong and her Creative Bubbles

Christina Armstrong and Her Beeloved Jam!

In this post I would like to introduce you to Dee and Gary Scott of Lusk, WY. Dee and Gary own and operate Dee's Pantry and Gary's Garden.

As they say on their website "we strive to bring back memories of things your grandmother or mother made in days gone by and tingle your taste buds!" Dee must be a canning guru! You should see all the things that she has for sale. We're talking salsa (lots of different varieties), jams, jelly, fruit butters, chutneys, relishes, pickles, sweet pickled beets and pickled carrots, snappy dilly beans and dilled green tomatoes are just a few. Dee uses only the freshest fruits and home grown vegetables in her recipes. Her products are also free from preservatives and chemicals. Dee also makes everything one batch at a time, just like our grandmothers and mothers did.

So while Dee is busy canning in the kitchen, hubby Gary is busy tending to the garden. Gary grows the majority of the produce used in their canned goods. Their vegetables are grown without insecticides or chemicals. Their vegetable selection is fantastic. Last week I bought the last Rocky Ford cantaloupe they had (it was delicious!) and some rhubarb (which I cut and froze to use later). They also had sweet corn, green beans, bell peppers, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, rhubarb and more!

Look at those luscious green beans!

(My mom use to grow what seemed like acres of green beans each summer and can quarts upon quarts of them. I can remember snapping piles of beans that were as big as mountains and went clear to the ceiling of the kitchen. Funny though, I don't really remember how they tasted! Surely I wasn't a picky eater and never ate them, especially after all the hard work that she and my grandma put into them!)

Here is their website:

Since they travel all the way from Lusk to come to the Farmers' Market in Scottsbluff, they sometimes arrive a little late. So if you show up right at 7am they might not be there yet so cut them a little slack. Their product is worth the wait.

Smile Dee! You're on Country Chicken Girl Camera! :)
(Perhaps she hadn't had her morning coffee yet!)


  1. Just thought I would put on here, that Gary Scott passed away on Friday, Sept 23, 2011. He spent his last day doing what he loved. He spent the day garage saling, and running the farmer's market in lusk,wy.

    His funeral service is this Thursday, Sept 29, 2011 at 2pm at the Cross Roads Ministries, in Lusk, Wy.

    Any memorials should be made to Cross Road Ministries, or The Friends of Lusk Animal Shelter.

    The family would appreciate that any floral arrangements should be living plants, as that was what Gary always bought Dee.

    Thank you very much for your support and prayers.

    The family of Gary Scott.

  2. Our deepest sympathies to Dee and all of Gary's family. Thank you so much for the information. I had not heard of Gary's passing. He will be missed by many at the Downtown Scottsbluff Farmers' Market.