As a first generation farm we currently offer handcrafted value added products such as jams, jellies, apple butter, and more to support our growing farm operation. We do have a small cattle herd and just built our first high tunnel in anticipation of future meat, vegetable, and fruit offerings. We believe that life is a journey and not a competition and we hope to help others while we are on this journey.
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.
Specialty grade coffee, thoughtfully sourced, and craft roasted two pounds at a time. Harmony Coffee Roasters is licensed by the KDA for retail and wholesale. Our offerings include directly traded beans imported from Kansan-owned farms in Honduras.
Little Red Hen has been providing fresh baked bread in the Wichita area for over 12 years. A quality health food, wholesome and nutritious, baked in Wichita! Utilizing Certified Organic, whole wheat flour (produced in KS) as the primary ingredient. For the first 10 years of production, I grew the wheat and milled the flour myself. As I am now retired from farming, I obtain the flour from Heartland Mill, Marienthal KS. Heartland Mill is a full time, 100% Cert Org Mill.