Archive for Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Farm tour this weekend

October 2, 2012

The eighth annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and once again there will be a Tonganoxie farm featured.

Screamin’ Oaks, 18171 198th St., Tonganoxie, will be one of the farms on the tour.

Farm animals, poultry and reptiles will be featured. Visitors can participate in many children’s games and crafts, spinning wool demonstrations and buy finished wool products. Some products at the farm will be goat milk, cheese, soaps, ice cream, lotions and more.

Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, 18807 158th St., Basehor, also will be featured.

The 16-acre vineyard has walking tours and a wine-tasting room.

JOHNSON, LEAVENWORTH COUNTIES

Lamborn Farm, LLC, 25761 151st St., Leavenworth; Schwinn Produce Farm, 17624 Santa Fe Trail, Leavenworth; Knapp Family Farms, 15978 Evans Road, Bonner Springs; Crum’s Heirlooms, LLC, 16211 Stillwell Road, Bonner Springs; Landeria Farm, 11395 Gardner Road, Olathe; and K-State Research Farm, 35230 W. 135th St., Olathe

NORTHEAST AREA

Amy’s Meats, 17967 23rd St., Lawrence; and Juniper Hill Farms, LLC, 1547 N. 2000 Road, Lawrence

SOUTHEAST AREA

Pendleton’s Country Market, 1446 E. 1850 Road, Lawrence; Vertacnik Orchard, 1403 E. 1850 Road, Lawrence; Davenport Orchards & Winery, 1394 E. 1900 Road, Eudora; BlueJacket Crossing Vineyard & Winery, 1969 N. 1250 Road, Eudora; Blossom Trail Bee Ranch, 669 E. 2100 Road, Baldwin City; Vesecky Family Farms, 1814 N. 600 Road, Baldwin City; Ad Astra Alpacas, 168 E. 1700 Road, Baldwin City; White Tail Run Winery, LLC, 2327 N. 400 Road, Edgerton; and Gieringers Orchard, 39675 W. 183rd St., Edgerton.

SOUTHWEST AREA

LLI Tree Farm, 1185 N. 1250 Road, Lawrence; and Fieldstone Orchard & Farm, 7049 E. 149th St., Overbrook

NEAR TOPEKA

Iwig Family Dairy, 3320 S.E. Tecumseh Road., Tecumseh

The tour began in 2005 to celebrate the diversity and availability of locally grown food and products in northeast Kansas.

Special activities include petting animals, hay rides, walking tours, chef demonstrations and opportunities to sample and purchase farm-fresh foods.

In addition to several specialty crop farms and livestock producers, five new farms have been added as tour stops this year. The cost is $10 per vehicle to all the farms for the weekend. Tickets for the tour may be purchased at The Merc, 901 Iowa St.; Lawrence Visitor Information Center, 402 N. Second St.; Cottin’s Hardware and Rental, 1832 Massachusetts St.; K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County, 2110 Harper St.; Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market; at KawValleyFarmTour.org or at any participating farm.

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