Explore the timeline of Humanities Kansas from 1972 to today View Timeline

Skip Navigation
Get Involved
Overview
Grants & Programs About
Overview
Contact Donate
 

Get Involved

 
 

About

 
Background Image Fresh Produce: Kansas's Orchardists, Market Growers, and Truck Farmers Main Splash Image

Fresh Produce: Kansas's Orchardists, Market Growers, and Truck Farmers

Date and Time: June 20, 2022, 5:00 PM CT

Location: Atchison Public Library, 401 Kansas Ave, Atchison
(view on google maps)

In Kansas, agriculture is king. Our roots are connected to the land and crops harvested from the soil. This talk highlights Kansas's commercial specialty crops, agriculture experimentation, horticultural "royalty" marketing, and the evolving local foods movement. Learn about Kansas's nationally known heritage apple; the crabapple king's downfall; the successful gardening secrets of freed slaves, entrepreneurs, and early suburbanites; the state's connection to exotic fruit introduction; the 1960s counterculture influence on today's market mainstays; future outlooks; and county-specific produce projection. Presented by Cindy Higgins.

Sponsored by: Atchison Public Library

Register

For more information about this event, please contact:
Mary Domann
(913) 367-1902
http://www.atchisonlibrary.org

 

Kansans Have
Joined the Movement