Dinner on the Farm

Dinner on the farm in July?  If you want the best sweet corn – yes, please!  It was a warm July evening just outside Lawrence, Kansas at Bismarck Gardens.  There was enough breeze and shade trees to make for a pleasant evening.


On July 9th, Bismarck Gardens welcomed about 100 guests to their farm for dinner and conversation about food and farming.

Bismarck Gardens served farm raised brisket, sweet corn, vegetables, and rolls along with Boulevard Brewery beer.  Peach cobbler and ice cream rounded out the dessert.  Much of the meal was farm raised.  Delish!  The family who owns Bismarck Gardens shared a little about their family farm then let the guest mingle.

The seating was arranged to have a local farmer available at each table to answer any questions that the guests might have about modern farming. Myself and another Kansas CommonGround volunteer were on hand to help answer questions.

Wonderful food and conversation shared among the guests.  I was able to visit with a wellness dietitian and a social media manager and blogger both from the Kansas City area.  My husband met a new neighbor who moved to the country to raise their kids and some of their own food in a large garden.

In the busyness of our day-to-day lives, too often, we don’t take the time to slow down and chat with one another.  It was a wonderful opportunity to take a Saturday evening to enjoy one another and chat about food and farming.


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