Attractions in Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Area Farms

There are almost two million farms in the USA. About 80% of those are small farms, and a large percentage are family owned. Lawrence is home to a diverse and unique collection of farms.

Before visiting these farms, please call ahead.


AMY’S MEATS
Amy Saunders
785-691-6251
www.amysmeats.com

Angus Beef Raised Without Added Hormones. We sell by the individual cut or in bulk with year round availability. Please look us up at our website to see the extensive list of cuts we offer. Be sure to check out our Jerky & MSG Free All Beef Bratwurst! Eat healthy and trust the people you buy from!


BLOSSOM TRAIL BEE RANCH
Richard A. Bean
669 E. 2100 Rd.
Baldwin City, KS 66006
785-979-2649
rborisbee [at] yahoo [dot] com

See the process of extracting honey along with a live beehive exhibit. Also learn how this farm integrates garden production and a laying flock of chickens.


BLUEJACKET CROSSING VINEYARD
1969 North 1250 Road
Eudora, Kansas 66025
785-542-1764
bluejacketcrossing [at] gmail [dot] com

Started in 2002, the vineyard covers approximately 7 acres in Eudora, Kansas. Located 4 miles east of Lawrence. Our Tasting Room opened in May 2008, and we look forward to sharing our wines with you.


C&D BERRIES
Charles R. Edmonds,
12818 Wellman Rd.
Winchester, KS 66097
913-774-4506
credmonds [at] yahoo [dot] com

Discover the farm of many trades in Winchester, KS. The farm tour will feature a 1-acre blueberry field, a scenic view of an elk herd, and the country hardware. Come and Enjoy the country living.


CHESNUT CHARLIE’S
Charles NovoGradac
785-841-8505
chestnutcharlie.com

Chestnut Charlie's is a certified organic orchard growing chestnuts, pecans and walnuts. We started planting chestnuts, pecans and Christmas trees in 1995 on old farm ground north of Lawrence, Kansas. We have followed organic practices since the beginning and have been certified organic since 1998. Environmentalists in practice, we believe tree crops are the most sustainable kind of agriculture.


DAVENPORT ORCHARD, VINEYARD AND WINERY
Greg Shipe & Charlee Glinka
1394 E. 1900 Rd.
Eudora, KS 66025
785-542-2278
ks_wines [at] hotmail [dot] com
www.davenportwinery.com

Visit with Greg and Charlee, vintners of Davenport wines, tour the 15-acre vineyard and taste their award-winning wines. They’re confident you’ll discover something to please your palate. Davenport wines are made from 100% Kansas products; 99% of the fruit grown is on the farm in the Kaw Bottoms.


FIELDSTONE FARM
7049 E. 149th Road
Overbrook, KS 66524
785-665-7643

You-Pick apple orchard with over 40 varieties of apples, plus domestic pears. See how apples become cider. Bed & Breakfast, Country Store.


GRINTER'S SUNFLOWER FARM
Near 24154 Stillwell Road
7 miles northeast of Teepee Junction
Between Lawrence & Tonganoxie

The Grinter's have been growing the state's official flower since the 1970s in the area of Stillwell Road and 246th Street. Visitors are welcome to take pictures and can also pick a few without getting permission, there is a suggested $1 contribution for each flower picked. For updated information on the sunflowers (blooming, harvesting, etc...) please visit krisgrinter.blogspot.com.



HAMILL’S COUNTRY GARDENS
Pam & Greg Hamill
1236 N. 100 Rd.
Baldwin City, KS 66006
785-594-7535
countrygardens [at] grapevine [dot] net

Providing consumers with perennials, vegetables, bedding plants, mums and gourds. Visit the gardens and walk the woodland trail.


HOLY-FIELD VINEYARD & WINERY
Les & Michelle Meyer
18807 – 158th St.
Basehor, KS 66007
913-724-9463
holyfieldwinery [at] netzero [dot] net
holyfieldwinery.com

This 30-acre vineyard is planted with Native American and French Hybrid varieties. The winery offers a warm and  friendly atmosphere for visitors to enjoy fine wines and specialty gifts. Take tours of the vineyard and cellar before wine and specialty food tasting. Bring a picnic to enjoy while relaxing in the vineyard.


HOMESPUN HILL
Debbie Yarnell
137 E. 1400 Rd
Baldwin City, KS 66006
www.homespunhillfarm.com

At Homespun Hill Farm near Lawrence, Ks. our goal is to provide the cleanest/most wholesome meats in America by producing Grass-Fed Beef and Grass-Fed Lamb on lush grass forage using sustainable practices. We apply an intensive rotational grazing program to garnish the full range of our grass/clover forage, which yields a delightfully tasty and nutritious grass-fed/grass-finished proteinrich meat. Our antibiotic-free and growth hormone-free, Omega-3 rich meat products are available as individual cuts or in bulk year-round. You will love "Debbie's Better Beef!"


HOMESTEAD RANCH
110 East 7th Street
Lecompton, KS 66050
785-887-3926
info [at] circlehr [dot] com
www.circlehr.com

Homestead Ranch is a small, naturally run family farm located alongside the Kansas River. We raise rabbits, LaMancha goats and Boer goats. Our naturally raised LaMancha goats are hand milked which is then used to create our goat milk and goat butter products, including soaps, lotions and lip balms. It is our mission at Homestead Ranch to create products that are completely natural, sustainable and either wholesome or handcrafted with minimal impact on the environment.


HOYLAND FARM
Robert Lominska
1954 Union Road
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-842-5697

Hoyland Farm is in Eastern Kansas. It is named Hoyland (Highland) because we are located on a divide between several watersheds. We have been growing vegetables organically since 1976. We have been certified since 1994. We cultivate about three acres of our farm. The rest is woods, ponds, and pastures. For the past  thirteen years our marketing has been primarily through The Rolling Prairie Farmers' Alliance. This is a cooperative of six organically oriented farmers who run a subscription CSA that is embarking on its 13th year of marketing to about 300 households in Lawrence and Kansas City.


  Iwig Family Dairy
 Laurel and Tim Iwig
 3320 SE Tecumseh Road
 Tecumseh, KS 66542
785-379-9514
www.ILoveIwig.com
 

Since 1910, the Iwig family has bee raising healthy cows. In 2004 Tim and Laurel expanded their dairy production to include vat pasteurizing, bottling and retailing. They are fully committed to providing the most delicious, highest quality dairy products available. Their cows are mostly pasture-fed; never fed anti-botics, growth hormones, or genetically modified alfalfa. Check out the Iwig Dairy Local Foods Market 622 N 2nd St Lawrence, KS 66044  785-856-4944. First all local foods market in Lawrence, a unique one-stop shop featuring Iwig Dairy milk, butter, ice cream, produce, eggs, meats , and other local products. Now service ice cream cons. Lovely garden with waterfall behind the store. The store is open 9:30 to 6:30 Monday through Friday, 9 to 6 Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. The Dairy is opened year-round, but closed on Sundays. 


JEFFERSON HILL FARM
Don & Maxine Bryant
12381 Washington Rd.
McLouth, KS 66054
913-796-6822
jhfarmandwinery [at] myvine [dot] com

Vineyard tours, wine tasting, food and gift items. Educational activities for children. Picnic under our gazebos or winery veranda and enjoy the views.


LANDERIA FARM
Kathy Landers
11395 Gardner Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061
913-397-6962
landeria [at] att [dot] net

Visit this registered Alpine goat dairy. One of the few grade A goat dairies in the state. Also taste handcrafted mozzarella, feta, camembert, gouda and cheddar cheeses made from the goat’s milk.


LONE STAR LAKE BISON RANCH & MEAT CO.
Don & Terri Gibbs
588 N. 300 Rd.
Overbrook, KS 66524
785-594-2926
lslbison [at] yahoo [dot] com
www.lonestarbison.com

A visit to this ranch provides the opportunity to see the majestic symbol of our state: The American Buffalo. Sample an assortment healthy and delicious of bison dishes.


LOST CORNER FARM
19988 Tonganoxie Rd
Tonganoxie, KS 66086
913-845-3238

This garden nursery offers a wonderful selection of plants. Mums and pumpkins are for sale during the fall season.


MAGGIE’S FARM
Barbara Clark
2050 E. 1550 Road
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-842-4102
www.maggiesfarm-ks.com
Maggie's Farm – "Where the fiber arts are a way of life."

Situated in the tall grass prairie of the Central Plains, Maggie's Farm is home to a handspinner's flock of Lincoln and Lincoln x CVM sheep. The gorgeous lustrous, long locks of wool from these sheep is a direct result of their care. There are no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides used on their pastures.


MJ RANCH
Melvin and Joyce Williams
3105 Wild Horse Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-865-2503
www.mandjranch.com

We would like to invite your family to enjoy some of the finest, best tasting and most nutritious beef you'll find anywhere. Our beef draws on a past culture where farm-raised foods were savored for their simple wholesomeness and rich flavor. Our beef reflects the flavor of our soil and nutritious grasses. Since it is our belief that cattle were meant to be grazers, we never grain feed or use any additives with our hay. Our 520 acre ranch is family owned and operated by 4 generations that live on it. We raise 100% grass fed/finished Angus beef. Our cattle are never confined in a feedlot. The beeves are rotated on lush green pastures during the summer and our own high quality brome/clover and alfalfa hay is rolled out on pastures during the winter months.


PRAIRIE ELF CHRISTMAS TREES
Kathy Heeb
765 E. 750 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-748-0992
prairieelf [at] aol [dot] com
www.elftrees.com

Visit our quiet remote Christmas tree farm. See the trees via a free hay wagon ride; learn about our operation. See what vendors offer in our barn.


PENDLETON’S COUNTRY MARKET
John & Karen Pendleton
1446 E. 1850 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-843-1409
karenp [at] pendletons [dot] com
www.pendletons.com

This farm is a diversified family farm growing vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers and commodity crops Enjoy kid’s activities that include arts and crafts from nature, a tyke track, bug hunts, and of course tagging butterflies with Monarch Watch.


ROLLING PRAIRIE
Bob Lominska
1954 Union Road
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-842-5697
www.rollingprairie.net

Rolling Prairie is a cooperative produce subscription service. We are coop of six growers. The majority of our produce is certified organic, but a couple of our growers have political issues with the national standards, so their produce is grown naturally. We will occasionally offer our customers quality conventional produce grown by a neighbor (ex. IPM apples). As a coop we grow in four counties in Eastern Kansas. This has several advantages for ourselves and our customers. We and our farms all have special strengths that allow us to provide our customers with a wide range of produce from arugula to mushrooms to zucchini. Our geographical spread insures that local weather events do not interrupt our production and delivery of produce. We are also able to deliver our produce to four different pick up sites: two in Lawrence and two in Kansas City.


SCHAAKE'S PUMPKIN PATCH
1791 North 1500 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66046
785-843-2459

Opens the last weekend of September and runs through October 31 and with a 24-acre pumpkin patch. Our hayride takes our guests to pick their own pumpkins right off of the vine. We have 24 varieties of pumpkins! We also have lots of animals to see. There is a hay maze made of big round bales and a straw romp for our younger guests. We even have concessions available. Schaake's is a working farm.


SCREAMIN’ OAKS FARM
Roxane McCoy
18171 198th St.
Tonganoxie, KS 66086
913-845-2775
roxane [dot] mccoy [at] bnsf [dot] com

This family owned farm features dairy goats and other “farm animals”. Try a hand at milking, and learn (& sample) the many uses of goat’s milk.


SUNDANCE EMU RANCH
Ann Merkel
11872 246th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
785-865-1497
www.SundanceEmu.com

Sundance Emu Ranch is a FARM to FINISH operation. Our emu are raised on locally raised grains and grasses in a happy, healthy environment WITHOUT the use of antibiotics or hormones. Emu meat is a Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Heart Healthy Red Meat.


VESECKY FAMILY FARMS
John & Sharon Vesecky
William & Joanna Vesecky
1814 N. 600 Rd.
Baldwin City, KS 66006
785-594-2493
785-594-6433
veseckyfamilyfarms [at] yahoo [dot] com
www.veseckyfamilyfarms.com
www.qulitingfabricsupply.com

Visit with three generations of the Vesecky Family under the majestic oaks on this vintage farm, which dates back to 1866. You will see pasture-raised turkeys (heritage & white), cattle, elk, guineas, chickens, pets, and a quilting demonstration. Return next spring or summer for delicious strawberries or blueberries and wonderful sweet corn.


VINLAND VALLEY NURSERY
1610 N 600th Rd
Baldwin City, KS 66006
785-594-2966
www.vinlandvalleynursery.com

This huge, family-owned nursery grows everything from annuals to trees. Explore the gardens and trails, buy mums and enjoy special events.


WAKARUSA VALLEY FARM
Mark Lumpe & Julie Waters
965 E. 1000 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-749-4241
wakarusafarm [at] yahoo [dot] com

A certified organic farm that raises a wide variety of produce and mushrooms. Visit the fields and mushroom growing facility to learn about innovative growing techniques on this farm.


WILD ONION FARM
Lynn Byczynski
966 E. 800 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66047
785-748-0959

Wild Onion Farm is a cut flower farm near Lawrence, Kansas. Our bouquets are available every day in season at The Community Mercantile, 9th and Iowa, in Lawrence. We also sell to florists and directly to people who want to do their own flower arranging for special events such as weddings, anniversaries and reunions. Besides being farmers ourselves, we also publish Growing for Market, a national monthly newsletter for other market farmers. And our chief flower grower, Lynn, is the author of The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers and several other books about market farming. If you want to buy our flowers, contact us at 785-748-0959. If you want more information about Growing for Market, The Flower Farmer, or other publications for direct-market farmers, call us at 800-307-8949.


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