There is no better way to connect with your past than experiencing what many Franklin County residents do every day – agriculture. Whether it’s picking pumpkins or watching the majestic buffalo roam the great plains, you can find it in Franklin County.
Pome on the Range Orchards and Winery
2050 Idaho Road
Williamsburg, KS 66095
This farm attracts many people by offering seasonal fruits and vegetables year-round. As the newest winery in Kansas, it will attract even more. Pome is bottling a line of almost 20 wines, including favorites Eldererry, Apple and unique flavors like Sand Plum. All very tasty, they are a great complement to 13 varieties of fresh peaches in summer and 15 varieties of apples in the fall. Pome also features nectarines, cherries, plum and pear trees, in addition to blackberries, strawberries, asparagus, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers (all seasonal). Pome expands its offerings each October by providing pumpkin picking in a 2-½ acre patch complete with wagon rides and later that month, its annual HarvestFest.
2710 Vermont Road
Rantoul, KS 66079
This establishment is known by many locals as Peckham’s Pumpkin Patch and the Memory Lane Christmas Light Display and Tree Farm, people come from all over Kansas to experience a great winter’s night. Driving the ½ mile road you will see more than 32 lighted displays ranging from toys of days gone by to displays telling the Christmas story. After driving through the light display, sip hot cocoa, spend time in the gift shop, and go home with one of your favorite trees, hand-cut, shaken and netted especially for you.
4553 Ohio Road
Wellsville, KS 66092
Dunn’s Landing is your place to have a local function. Robin Dunn has often been seen leading horse carriages in parades, festivals, and functions in Eastern Kansas and now you can visit her very own working farm and host the event of your life (specializing in weddings, receptions, and special functions).
Ottawa Farmer’s Market
2008 Princeton Road
Ottawa, KS 66067
The market is open seasonally from April to October, this is Franklin County’s place for fresh produce and seasonal flowers every year. Over 25 vendors visit the Farmer’s Market, held weekly on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon in the Orscheln Farm & Home parking lot on the south end of Ottawa. In addition to farm products, market-goers can buy freshly made pies and baked goods, many by local Mennonite women, and fresh meat from the Santa Fe Meat Company.
LittleJohn’s Sherwood Farm
513 Ohio Road
Richmond, KS 66080
Come see this small family fruit farm featuring value-added products made on-site in their certified kitchen. The farm includes blackberries, plums, peaches, apricots and various plants and flowers. Stay a while and sample some of their syrups, honey and jellies. download more info (pdf | 11mb)