Produce & Plants
Elderslie Farm began in 2010 when George Elder and his sister, Alexis, resolved their wanderings and planted blackberries near the childhood home, just north of Wichita. Alexis began focusing on vegetables while George continued maintaining the brambles.
In 2011 George married Katharine who brought a history of rich culinary experience from her family and their travels to Europe. In 2012 casual outdoor dining began and the first formal meal was served outside. Five years later, breakfast and lunch on the patio at the Bramble Cafe is a summer tradition and formal dining is offered year-round in our three dining rooms on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Our multi-course dinners offer an authentic showcase of local produce with thoughtful wine pairings. Inside and out we have renovated and expanded to provide a lovely setting; the creative and beautiful dinners begin on the patio as weather permits, then move indoors to dining rooms furnished with black walnut from our Elderslie Woodworks. The evening is a Farm to Table experience rich in delight from the food to the decor to the excellent service.
Our lettuce is grown by our family on a farm just outside of Derby (see the map on our home page). We sell locally and participate in local farmers’ markets.
Pesticide, Insecticide Free
Enjoy your lettuce and just your lettuce: We do not use any harmful chemicals on our lettuce! This includes non-organic pesticides and insecticides. Your lettuce is the best and freshest it can be, without anything harmful added.
Nutritional and Delicious
Our lettuce provides many essential nutrients and vitamins including (but definitely not limited to) calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin, fiber, and folate.
Available all year!
Because we grow our lettuce hydroponically, we are able to grow and sell our lettuce in all seasons, even in the summer, when the sweltering heat would normally kill traditionally-grown lettuce heads!
Fairmount Coffee Company Community Garden is located on the southwest corner and is a raised bed. We have herbs, lettuces, and summer veggies that we utilize in our dishes in the coffeehouse whenever possible. We began in March 2018 and are brand new, but are working to create community and education by growing in our garden.