Douglas County Spring Farm Day allowed people to get up close and personal Saturday with the farmers who grow food for the farmers markets, supply meats to local restaurants, process all-natural yarn from animal fur and more.
Douglas County is home to 998 farms that span a vast majority of the county’s total land acreage, but there’s often a disconnect between the farmers who produce goods and the people who consume them. Spring Farm Day pulls back the curtain on the process, with a mission to unite rural and urban residents and strengthen the local maker economy.
This episode of Lawrence Times TV gives a glimpse into some of the farms from the event and how local farms are working together to succeed.
The 2023 Spring Farm Day, hosted by the Kaw Valley Farm Tour, included seven total stops: Dragonfly Farm, Little Hawk Farm, Lone Pine Farm, Pendleton’s Country Market, Tuckel Family Farms, Vinland Valley Nursery, and White Tail Run Winery. Also making an appearance at Vinland Valley Nursery was Lori Trojan, of Wild Ivy Herb Farm.
Mark your calendar for the fall Kaw Valley Farm Tour, set for Oct. 7 and 8.
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Jordan Winter (she/her), a contributor to The Lawrence Times, is a 2019 KU grad with degrees in journalism and political science.