When they returned from college, two siblings, George and Alexis Elder, took up the challenge of agricultural entrepreneurship and began growing blackberries and vegetables on the land where they had grown up.
Alexis has married and moved away and vegetables are not currently being grown at Elderslie but George and his wife, Katharine, have continued the blackberry operation and added Bramble Cafe (mornings in the summer) and Farm to Table dinners on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. They also host special events throughout the year.
“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.
We hope to be able to serve and delight our customers with excellent produce and share our place with each one of you.