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Posts for June 2011

Visit Kansas’ Oldest Operating Winery

Father-daughter operation in Basehor offers grape-picking events

Here’s a glimpse into the Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery in Basehor, Kan., as shared by co-owner Michelle Meyer.

Posted on June 10, 2011 3:01PM by admin

Faces and Places Tour June 4 & 5, 2011

My family of “Roadies” was excited to load up the Faces and Places vehicle to explore Kansas last weekend. We set a course for Lawrence with three generations of my family, all of us enjoying varying parts of the trip.My favorite stop was downtown Lawrence. I’ve been to many farmers’ markets, but the Lawrence market had magically artistic flair that morning. Not simply trucks selling produce off a tailgate, these booths were festooned with tapestries, flowers and décor that made each purchase an adventure in temptation. I’m a fan of organic cooking and many displays offered treats I could fantasize feeding my family. My husband, son, and dear friend tried a vegan bacon-maple donut – a delicious first for them. Featuring savory food to eat on the spot, yummy produce and flowers to take home, and the music of multiple performers, the Lawrence farmers’ market is a delightful destination. We plan to go again when we have an entire morning to wander among the fun.

Posted on June 9, 2011 9:17AM by Roadies

Find Family Fun at Wichita’s Riverfest!

River festival offers nine days of Kansas entertainment

For more than 40 years, Wichita’s Riverfest has kept crowds coming back for an annual event featuring live music, fireworks, food, games and many other family-friendly activities  

Posted on June 6, 2011 9:16AM by Becky Blake

Enjoy Brookville’s Home-Style Tradition – and Famous Coleslaw

Try a family-style chicken dinner in turn-of-the-century Kansas restaurantIn Central Kansas, the Brookville Hotel’s name has been synonymous with “family style chicken dinners” since 1915. Owner Helen Martin became famous serving the home-style dinners to World War II soldiers visiting Brookville from nearby bases.

Posted on June 4, 2011 1:18PM by Cecilia Harris

Wide open spaces

Yucca plant off Smoky Valley BywayAn endless horizon that stretches to infinity in every direction. Vast grasslands filled with wildflowers of every color. Historic traces of pioneers’ quest to tame the prairie. Rugged bluffs and stone outcrops that punctuate a rolling prairie. And a crystal blue sky that covers everything like a canopy.

Posted on June 1, 2011 1:18PM by Dennis Toll


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