Kansas Gift Basket Giveaway #FarmFoodTour

Last week I joined six other bloggers, a registered dietician and a chef with the Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Soybean Commission on a tour of farms across Kansas. It was amazing. We saw a small basil and herb farm, a pig farm, a larger beef and crop farm, organic non-GMO milo (sorghum) farm, and a large dairy farm. 

We also ate at locally owned Kansas restaurants and toured a local winery. It was fabulous and reminded me why I love this state. Because of the people. 

I was able to attend the tour with several other local bloggers – be sure to check out social media (search for the hashtag #FarmFoodTour) and their blogs for other recaps and perspectives of the Kansas Farm Food Tour:

FashionPlate KC | Mama Dweeb | One Krieger Chick | Handmade in the Heartland

Sugar Bee Crafts | Skip to my Lou | Whatcha Makin’ Now

Good Pig Farm Tour

Pictured above (from left to right:) La’Shonda @FashionPlateKC, Chelsea @whatchamakinnow, Ariean @OneKriegerChick, me, Karen (dietician Manhattan, KS Hy-Vee), Mr. & Mrs. Craig Good, Cindy @CindyHopper, Chef Alli, Mandy @SugarBeeCrafts, Angela @AngelaMuir

 I share a bunch of my favorite photos on Wednesday, I hope you enjoyed them!  Here is another one below: 

Sawyer farm in Kansas

My mind is completely full. Full of information. Full of appreciation for the hard work and extensive knowledge that goes into growing the food I eat. Full of all the different ways farmers can grow this food and how much extensive care the farmers I met take for their animals and crops.  Full of a huge vocabulary I am not familiar with. 

And even better? Thanks to this trip I know to whom to ask every question I (or you) come up with!

I am working very hard on a post about this trip. But for now, I have a Kansas Gift Basket to give away! 

 

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We get to share a little bit of Kansas with you! Each blogger on the tour gets to give away 1 basket filled with goodies from Kansas (a $100 value), so that’s 7 baskets up for grabs. With goodies such as From the Land of Kansas apron and hand crafted coffee mug, Chocolates from Cocoa Dolce, Wine from Smoky Hill Vineyards and Winery, Chocolate covered soybeans, Soybean writing pen, Kansas Living magazine, Kailey’s Ag Adventure series books, Silpat non-stick baking tray, Miniature lodge cast iron skillet, Mexican Dip Mix from Rabbit Creek, Popcorn from Cashmere Popcorn, Soy candle from Kling Family Orchards, and Salsa from Jose Peppers.

Use Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway, and good luck! Big thanks to Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Soybean, and Land of Kansas for sponsoring the tour and giveaway. (Giveaway participants must be 21yrs+ and US Resident)
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