The inspiration for Beautiful Day Café is woven into a tapestry rich with lush gardens and small-town cafes. It is more than a nod to the farm-to-table, slow meal and locavore movements – it is a community of neighbors committed to incorporating all of those values into their daily lives. It is equal parts homespun tradition (using the freshest and closest ingredients) and common sense – all mixed up with some fine skills in the kitchen.
The Beautiful Day Cafe seasonal menus are founded in organic practices. Whenever possible we source from local and regional farmers and fair/direct trade cooperatives. Our primary focus is divided between providing healthy, delicious meals (good for the body and the planet) and sharing this information with the community.
A natural extension of the Café is the Green Street Permaculture Garden (adjacent to our building at the intersection of Green and Central.) The foundation for this garden has been meticulously laid by a growing army of volunteers, and when at full production will allow us to fill your plates with our bounty. In the interim, it serves as the classroom where we can practice, and teach, sustainable, natural land practices.
This community of volunteers speaks to a much greater void that Beautiful Day Café is filling. It is so much more than a place to grab a bite to eat. Charolett Knapic and her team of imagineers have built a clubhouse where playing along is encouraged and the community has rallied around the dream with great support.
Beautiful Day Cafe sees itself as a community link for conscious living. We incorporate practices that regenerate wholeness and create purpose in our daily lives throughout the building and management of Beautiful Day Cafe, the Green Street Permaculture Garden, composting sites, hen house, water feature, fireplace, greenhouse and garage.
Free Range Eggs, Grass Fed Beef, No GMO’s
Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Choices
Proudly serving Kansas Heritage meats. With everything for Black Angus hand selected by Creekstone Farms to Heritage Breed Chicken and Duck Eggs to Heritage Rabbit, our modern butcher shop takes pride in the quality and care that our farmers take in preparing the best meats and town. Also enjoy some of the artisan food prepared as well!
Elderslie is a place where Philip and Becky Elder have raised their seven children and have enjoyed a truly wonderful life. Children grown now, two of the siblings, George and Alexis, have taken up the challenge of agricultural entrepreneurship and have been working for some five years to tend and dress their parents’ land in a productive manner. Since George’s marriage in 2011, his wife Katharine Elder has been an irreplaceable addition to the endeavor.
“No good actions can be taken without the motivation of affection.” – Wendell Berry
Agriculture at Elderslie is motivated by a love for the land and a hope to balance viable agricultural production with ecological stewardship. Before we knew that Colorado had mountains or Carolina had the sea, we knew and loved Kansas: the locust blossoms in spring, the endless fields of grain and the hedge trees standing like bitter sentinels that defy wind and age along their edges.
Garden and Landcare Solutions.
Local Food. Community.
Organic Gardening Products and Services. Integrated, Low Impact Design/Installation Strategies
We at local craft want to showcase through our food the craft and skill of those farmers, ranchers, artisans, and wine makers who are in and around the Wichita area. We will be holding farm to table dinners throughout the year highlighting seasonal local ingredients. Join us on Facebook, and we will keep you posted!
We invite you to experience for yourself this unique venue created at our family farm just west of Wichita, near the small community of St. Mark.
Our lovely vineyard, a working garden, and flowering bushes and trees that surround a beautiful pond and fountain create a special ambiance which can be enjoyed by our guests.
To view the Prairie Hill Vineyard property, call (316) 461-1732 (office) to arrange for a personal tour. We look forward to your visit.
By combining old-fashioned work ethic with modern technology, Reverie produces coffee offerings unique to our region. Roasting coffee is equal parts physics and art. Artisan workmanship requires knowledge and passion. Our roaster, Ian Miller, embodies the qualities we demand and it is shown in the processes he takes through sourcing, profiling, roasting and quality controlling the coffee.
We are a 5 acre farm. We usually have 4-10 hogs fattening at any time. Fruit trees are scattered around the farm and we have about 1 acre planted to tomatoes and other produce.
Our daughter Maria bakes cinnamon rolls, sweet breads, cookies, fruit rolls, and pecan pies under the name ‘Maria G’s Baked Goods.’