Just another great thing to love about Lawrence!!!
Lawrence and all of Kansas has a rich history in farming. Lawrence, being one of the more liberal communities in the state has a strong leaning towards eating locally, organically, and sustainably. There are a number of restaurants around town that focus on serving foods that are produced locally. Some of my favorites are Local Burger and 715. We also have a great Co-Op that sells local produce, meats, and dairy products.
The local farms around town host an annual Farm Tour each October and these great farms open their doors to visitors and offer samples, tours, and information about their products.
John and I had a few college friends come up from Oklahoma to join us for the weekend and we were able to visit 6-7 of the 20 farms. We had other obligations that weekend (like watching OU beat TX) and were unable to visit all of the farms.
We did get to see a tree farm, Sleep Jean's chocolate factory (best chocolate and caramels EVER), a bison ranch, a vineyard, an apple orchard, and a pumpkin farm!
It was a super fun weekend and it was really great to see some of the producers of foods we buy and eat!