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Regarding the Pumpkin Patch 2016

Family and friends- after much thought and prayer, we have decided that Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch will not be open for the fall 2016 season. This was not an easy decision as we have enjoyed sharing the farm with so many friends over the past seven years. It has truly been an honor to watch your little (and not so little) ones grow, play and learn at the patch. Many of you have become like family, and we appreciate the blessings you have been to us.
While the pumpkin patch will not be open, Johnstown Farm will continue its operations dedicated to providing its customers with quality and healthy chicken, eggs, and grass fed and finished beef. If you have not tried our beef or eggs, give us a call (785-227-2656).
We are also dedicated to providing agriculture educational experiences in and out of the classroom. Our certified teachers continue developing our unique curriculum instilling the “what” and “why” of Kansas agriculture. We look forward to visiting classrooms in the 2016-2017 school year. Please feel free to contact us for information.
Again, we are so thankful for the loyal customers who have visited us over the years. What a privilege it has been to be a part of your fall family traditions! Blessings to you families

Johnstown Farm, McPherson, KS 2016

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Thank You Farmers

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This summer we aren’t harvesting any wheat at Johnstown Farm. However, this is one of my favorite times of the year as a Kansan. I love driving through Kansas and watching all the combines and grain trucks. It makes me want to stand up and applaud all the farmers who are working hard to bring in wheat to feed the world. Here are a few fun facts for any of you agriculture nerds, like me:

Kansas produces enough wheat each year to bake 36 billion loaves of bread and enough to feed everyone in the world, over six billion people, for about 2 weeks.

An acre of Kansas wheat produces enough bread to feed nearly 9,000 people for one day.

A grain elevator in Hutchinson is 1/2 mile long and holds 46 million bushels in its 1,000 bins.  

Sumner County is known as The Wheat Capital of the World.

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch at Johnstown Farm-McPherson, KS 2015

 

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