Maria Martin and her husband Don continue to make fruitcake from the original Drake’s Bakery recipe. By far the best fruitcake we have ever had. We buy extra during the holiday season to freeze and keep for later in the year!
Wood Creations, LLC
Steve Erickson’s wookworking includes many games, toys, and ornaments. He also makes interesting boxes that are great for keepsake containers, and tic-tac-toe boards.
Sherry Kay, Benjamin Sikes, and Caleb Morse have revised a new edition of “A Guide to Kansas Mushrooms.” This Guide is a must for any mushroom hunter or person interested in the mushrooms available here in Kansas. A great gift for the hunter in your family!
We’ve known Mike since college days (that’s a really long time)! He can make about anything from wood. We have several of his hand-turned containers in our house, including a bowl he made from a cedar tree taken down after the tornado 4 years ago.
Natalya Lowther raises sheep and utilizes their wool for her many hand-spun and handmade products. She will also have lame meat products for sale at our Open House.
Mary Walthall specializes in handpainted trays, earrings and other items. She works with her husband, Dustin, in making wooden flags and corn hole games.
Katie makes some of the most fun pottery for the holidays. Be sure to collect all the designs to make your talbe festive!
Be sure to get some local honey from the Schwager family. They keep some of their bees at our farm. The bees help us with pollination, and bring more honey to you!
Our beautiful daughter-in-law, Laura, will be selling Usborne Books & More. They have a wide variety of books for newborns through upper elementary. Laura will be at the farm Nov. 28 & 29 only.
Books By Jaw
Jill Whetter, a local (DeSoto, KS) artist, has a new children’s book out, “Squirrels Don’t Need Umbrellas!”. This fresh, fun and uniquely educational book for children is a perfect holiday gift for young people. The colorful and whimsical illustrations are by local Olathe artist, David Harston. Jill will be at the on our 2nd weekend of the Open House.
Carol brings the pen and ink drawings by of her father, Orrin M. Olson, whose work as a local artist spanned approximately a quarter century.His artwork is being offered once again for the first time as note cards. Carol’s partner, Glenda, handcrafts wonderful bead ornaments and other goods that will make a fantastic decorations and gifts.
Jacob and his family farm are a local source for fresh produce and great tasting, pasture raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. Make sure you check them out for your holiday meals. Online only.
Resurrected Woodworks makes or resurrects functional art from locally sourced wood. Matt Rowen uses the word “resurrect” because most of the wood we use was
slated for the burn pile.
We bought a mosaic Christmas tree from Masi Veisi for a gift last year, and we’re thrilled to have her here for our Holiday Open House this season. She makes her beautiful Christmas trees, Oraments, and Frames by using discarded mirrors and glass.
Gayle Larkin has lived in Lawrence since 1987. While she is new to selling her goods at our holiday mart, she is not new to making handmade Christmas ornaments and decorations. She has been doing that since she was quite young. Her ornaments are child and pet friendly!
Trails West Farm
The folks at Trails West Farm raise fresh fruits; cherries, apricots, peaches, apples, pears, strawberries, wild blackberries, raspberries, and plums. They will have a jellies and preserves made with their fruit at our open house. These are great gifts for yourself or friends.
Serena is a seamstress that loves to make useful items for the home. She will have Cozy Bowls and Hot Mats, Eye Glass Holders, Kitchen Boas and much more at our Holiday Open House.
Stone and Sparrow Farm and Mill is near Overbrook and has a variety of products available at our Open House that include: Stone Ground Turkey Wheat Flour, Spelt Flour, Farro Grande (Whole Spelt Berries), Spelt Gingerbread Pancake Mix, and Spelt Garlic Butter Biscuit Mix.
Of course we will have a wide selection of our dried flower arrangements and wreaths along with our fresh evergreen wreaths and poinsettias. Check out our pickled and canned items, decorated gourds, and other holiday treats and crafts.
Ninia Kinti-Moss has a hat for every occassion! We’ve found so many gifts in her booth through the years! Booties for babies to sweaters for granny!
The Vegetable Garden Planner
Long-time friend and flower gardener, Lynn Byczynski is the author of previous books, The Flower Farmer, and Market Farming Success. She was the founder and publisher of Growing for Market magazine, a national periodical for market farmers. Her new book, The Vegetable Garden Planner, will help any gardening enthusiast plan their garden for years. Buy one for the gardener in your life, and another for yourself!