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CSA in (or near) Wichita, Kansas

Camelyn Aug 27, 2009 12:13 PM

I've looked high, low and under a few beds, but I have not been able to find a CSA program in Wichita. Odd, since this is the midwest, and there are more farms than bars (ok maybe not, but it's gotta be at least a dead heat).

Can anyone help? Am I missing something?

Veggieless in the Midwest

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    wmkwhite Aug 27, 2009 02:29 PM

    Sorry to say... I don't know of any CSA farms in our area either, so we all do the next best thing and use our very nice farmers markets that are available on both the East and West sides of town. Other than that I would advise you to check the local paper under the "Good Things To Eat" category for fresh offerings from the farms directly. I personally like Beck's Farms which is just South of Newton. Also look for roadstands South of town near Haysville, and if you see a fresh produce sign in someone's yard, don't be shy about knocking on the door. Good luck in your sleuthing, unfortunately it's something we're used to doing in Wichita.

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    1. re: wmkwhite
      Camelyn Aug 29, 2009 07:40 PM

      Thanks for the tips! I've been to Cox farm a few times, and the farmers markets, but I hadn't heard of Becks or the Good Things to Eat in the paper. I'm going to have do my sleuthing, as you said ;)

    2. heatherkay Aug 28, 2009 09:53 AM

      I did a quick search on Localharvest.com and came up with this listing


      Looks like Sparks Family Farm out of Cedar Vale KS does a CSA with a pickup at the Old Town Farmers Market Saturdays from 7 AM until noon.

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      1. re: heatherkay
        The Chowhound Team Mar 27, 2013 09:23 AM

        We've been alerted to the fact that this link is no longer active, but this search for local CSAs near Wichita should work:

        You can also simply search from the homepage: http://www.localharvest.org/

        We can't vouch for any of these, we're just trying to provide an update for the broken link.

      2. DallasDude Sep 30, 2009 09:27 PM

        I do not live there now, but used to have a small farm near Wichita. I visited Cox Farms many times as a child when visiting family, and have fond memories of picking bushels of peaches straight from the trees. Greatness with a pit.

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