Sunflower Journeys Program 1604
Land-to-Hand: The show begins with a stop at the farmers’ market in Saline County, where the Land to Hand marketing cooperative unites growers directly with consumers. This system provides a marketing structure for farmers, and lets buyers see just where their goods are coming from. Davenport Vineyard: Sunflower Journeys visits the Davenport Vineyard in Douglas County. Recently, a specialty crop grant helped this small farm purchase equipment to help expand its wine production. Sunflower Journeys talks to the vineyard’s owners about what it takes to run a vineyard, harvest grapes, and produce and market wine in Kansas. Small-town Groceries: The final story examines the plight of the small-town grocery store with a visit to the Main Street Grocery in Hope, Kansas. Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation and David Procter, professor at Kansas State University, discuss the importance of these retail institutions and the challenges their owners now face.
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