THE ANNUAL Kansas Sampler Foundation
HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST IS HERE!
The annual shopping list of Kansas products is a courtesy of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation . We hope this makes your holiday shopping easier and more enjoyable!

The mission of the Kansas Sampler Foundation is to preserve and sustain rural culture and supporting these independently-owned businesses is part of that. Happy shopping!

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FROM THE LAND OF KANSAS
The From the Land of Kansas program works to promote and support Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses that grow, raise or manufacture agriculture products or products for agriculture use. You'll find a wide variety of products made right here in our state including non-food and food products, gift baskets and gift certificates.
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SHOP KANSAS FARMS
This newest endeavor by Rick McNary has taken Facebook by storm since the pandemic began. If you are looking for locally produced meat and other food products look no further than their FB page or recently unveiled website. Good things can happen in the midst of challenging times.
KANSAS! MAGAZINE
"Discover the wonders awaiting you in the heartland! Each issue of KANSAS! is individually curated by our dedicated editors to take you memorable journey through the Sunflower State." 
FOOD PRODUCTS
PROTHE'S PECANS, Paola
"Prothe's Pecans is a small pecan farm. We sell improved varieties of pecans. Our favorites are Kanza and Pawnee."
CIRCLE'S PECANS, McCune
Over 25 years, Circle's have been growing and selling pecans. Visit their country store when you're in the area.
NU LIFE MARKET, Scott City
"We grow, mill, and package a variety of gluten free sorghum grains into flours, brans, grains.
LOUISBURG CIDER MILL, Louisburg
Louisburg Cider Mill is famous for their apple cider, fruit butter and Lost Trail soda, including root beer.
PRAIRY MARKET, Newton
Well known for their tasty pfeffernusse, wholesome foods and Kansas products.

BLACK DOG SALSA, Emporia
All products are made with the freshest ingredients. No frozen bagged store bought fruits.
SWEET GRANADA, Emporia
Truffles, assorted chocolates, and the ever-popular pop-choc (chocolate drizzled popcorn).


ROCKY DRAW TOFFEE, Modoc
Jill Berning says, "I absolutely love making toffee and experimenting with different flavors. For the topping I use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and semi sweet chocolate."
STICKY SPOONS, Hutchinson
If you can get past the Sandhill Plum Jelly, there are 19 other delicious flavors. The quick-bread mixes are also homemade, using Kansas-grown wheat, milled in Hudson at the Stafford County Mills.
HOLMES-MADE SALASA,Wichita
Holmes-Made Salsa is an extension of Holmes Produce, a family produce business established in 1924.

HUDSON CREAM FLOUR, Hudson
Hudson Cream Flour is for the home baker. It is made using a "short patent" milling process, a process in which the wheat is ground more times and sifted with finer-meshed sieves than in standard milling.
PERRY'S PORK RINDS, Bronson
Each batch is freshly popped once per week, hand seasoned and out to the customer within 48 hours after popping. Fresh is always best!

STUMPY'S SMOKED CHEESE, Topeka
Stumpy's is owned and operated by The Cook family located in North Topeka.


NEXT TO NATURE FARM, Tonganoxie
"We are a small, family-owned farm offering raw, pure, and natural honey; beekeeping supplies; and small-batch beeswax skin care products."
ANTHONY'S BEEHIVE, Lawrence
"What makes this business unique is that Anthony was born with developmental disabilities. If it weren't for Anthony's bees, his future career options would be severely limited. Anthony has turned his love for these fascinating creatures into a chance to support himself with dignity, despite his disability."
HILLSIDE HONEY, Wichita
Hillside Honey is a family and veteran owned bee farm located in Kansas. We offer local raw unfiltered honey, infused and creamed honey, and a whole host of personal care products.


KELLY'S BEES, Strong City
A family owned business located in the heart of the Flint Hills in Chase County, Kansas. They like to call their pure, raw honey, "Flint Hills Liquid Gold."

IOWAY BEE FARM, White Cloud
Founded in 2017, the Ioway Bee Farm, owned and operated by the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, offers raw honey, creamed honey, lotion bars, lip balms and beeswax candles. NEW LISTING

BECKY'S BIEROCKS, St. Francis
Bierocks (beer-ocks) are an Eastern European sandwich filled with meat, cabbage, onion, and other spices, encased in a yeast dough shell. Becky Roberson started her bierock making business in 1991 and has grown to include sales throughout Kansas and surrounding states. NEW LISTING
GRANNIE'S HOMEMADE MUSTARD, Newton
It's the only mustard Marci Penner uses. Nine flavors! Lydia Hein (Granny) first debuted her family mustard secret recipe in 1990. It's been making sandwiches, sausage, and other meats better ever since.
PAT'S BEEF JERKY, Liebenthal
Under new ownership but still doing it Pat's way, Chris and Dana Schumacher strive to make the best beef jerky in Western Kansas including Regular, Peppered, Hot and Teriyaki Beef Jerky as well as our famous Beef Sticks.
GRANDMA HOERNER'S, Alma
No matter what dish you plan to make, Grandma Hoerner's famous pie fillings, savory sauces, fruit spreads, and more are here to impress your taste buds.


PAPA BALDY'S POPCORN, McPherson
Dwight Baldwin planted five acres of popcorn in the spring of 2017. In September 2017 the crop was harvested and the Baldwin family began marketing their popcorn under the Papa Baldy's label.
FREE DAY POPCORN, Belleville
In 2015, Nate and Stacey Freitag started Free Day Popcorn Company to provide consumers with the freshest popcorn available. The company name comes from the Freitags' last name. Freitag in German is Friday or literally, "frei" = "free" and "tag" = "day".
CASHMERE POPCORN, Topeka
Since 2013, Bill and Angie’s goal is to create a high-quality product in every handcrafted batch of popcorn.
SCHLAEGEL'S POPCORN, Belleville
Since 1970, Gary and Marian Schlaegel have been growing the pop "corn" on their family farm. They now have 20 flavors.
OLDE WESTPORT SPICE, Goodland
The company’s spice blends include Italian, Cajun, Taco, Fajita, Chili, Jalapeno, Beef Sauce, Salsa, Garlic and many more. The company also invented dry soup mixes.
STRAWBERRY HILL POVITICA, Merriam
Povitica is a European hand-made sweet bread. Choose from twelve flavors including English Walnut, Strawberry, Poppy Seed and Lemon Cream.
THE LITTLE NUT HUT, Yates Center
Order a tin of honey or cinnamon roasted nuts!




BLACKSMITH COFFEE ROASTERY, Lindsborg
Coffee Roastery is a family owned and operated coffee shop and roasting company located in “Little Sweden USA”. They are an artisan microroaster, specializing in super-premium, single-origin Arabica bean coffees.
SIGNET COFFEE ROASTERS, Pittsburg
"With this special Holiday Blend full-bodied blend, you’ll experience floral, earthy, nutty and fruity flavors with pleasant chocolatey after tones. It goes great with cheer, gingerbread cookies and thoughts of sugarplums dancing in your head."
FRESH SEVEN COFFEE,
St. Francis
When it comes to roasting, they do it small. Roasting only 3.8lbs per batch fits perfectly with Heidi and Kale's strict stance on freshness. No coffee is ever sold past seven days from roasting. After all...Fresh is their FIRST NAME!!
DALE FAMILY FARMS, Protection
Grass-finished beef, pastured poultry, pigs, and goats are the main feature but you can also get homemade soaps and dog bones. Try the German Bologna! Gift certificates available. Orders delivered.

BRANT'S MARKET, Lucas
Homemade on site, Brant's Market Ring Bologna and Smoked Sausages are crafted from the same recipes James Brant brought with him from Czechoslovakia. Generations of customers have enjoyed these items and more since the store's opening in 1922.
SCHENKER FAMILY FARMS, McCune
From meats to handmade preserves to doggie treats, buy from this family farm operation!
GRAZE THE PRAIRIE, Latham
"We are dedicated to raising high quality grass fed beef and lamb. In pursuit of sustainability, we manage our livestock holistically to take better care of our land and our animals."
KANSAS WINE
OZ WINERY, Wamego
The wine is really good and the names are really fun! Blue Gingham Dress, Oil Can, Drunken Munchkin, Aunt Em's Prairie Rose, and many more!
PRAIRIE FIRE WINERY, Paxico
As owner Bob DesRuisseaux says, Prairie Fire is a "dirt to glass" operation. Find twenty five Kansas-grown wine choices with fun and attractive labels.
SMOKY HILL WINERY, Salina
Among the wines is the 2019 Christmas wine: This is a wonderful blended white, semi-sweet wine for holiday meals and parties.

BLUEJACKET CROSSING WINERY, Eudora
In 2002, the vineyard began with an initial planting of Nortons (Cynthiana). In the following years they added Norton, St. Vincent, Seyval, Chambourcin, Fredonia, Vignoles, and Traminette vines.
WYLDEWOOD CELLARS, Mulvane
Famous for their elderberry wines, they now have over 40 wines made from fruits, berries, and some grape varieties.
GRACE HILL WINERY, Whitewater
Dry. Sweet. Red. White. Rose. We've got a little something for everyone! And with shipping to 37 states, Grace Hill Wines are never far away. NEW PRODUCT LISTING
ART
SOUL SISTERS CERAMICS, Courtland
Kansas clay is used to make unique handmade ceramic jewelry and pottery.
CAROL LONG POTTERY,
Stafford County
Find handmade tile and decorative pottery by Carol Long.
ROBIN VALENZUELA ART,
Garden City
Find Robin's original or digital contemporary art on many products on her Zazzle site.
IBIS JEWELRY, Lindsborg
IBIS JEWELRY designers Kathy Richardson and Briana Zimmerling find inspiration in the gallery's huge, global collection of antique, vintage and contemporary beads.
SMALL WORLD GALLERY, JIM RICHARDSON PHOTOGRAPHY,
Lindsborg
Fine art prints, cards, and posters from National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson are on this site.
DAVID DREW PRODUCTIONS, Wichita
David Drew is a native Kansas nature photographer capturing the unique and disappearing vistas of the prairie ecosystem.
THE KONZA PRESS, Wichita
The Konza Press showcases the people, places and rich traditions of the Great Plains through the work of native artists, writers and photographers. They produce popular gift-books, greeting cards and other products.
SPINNING EARTH POTTERY, Gardner
Danny Meisinger works to artistically shape clay in ways that bring function and beauty together.

THE ART OF KARY ZWEYGARDT, St. Francis
Expressing the quiet beauty of Kansas through watercolor and pencil.

LUCKSTRUCK JEWELRY, McClouth
Handmade sterling silver jewelry with a gothic Western feel. Featuring vintage glass cabochons and my signature silver roses.
KANSAS PRODUCTS ALL IN ONE PLACE
KANSAS ORIGINALS, Wilson
Kansas Originals Market and Gallery showcases the fine art, folk art, exquisite crafts, and food products of over 200 Kansans—the largest selection found anywhere.
FROM THE LAND OF KANSAS, Manhattan
Find holiday gift boxes filled with Kansas products.
OTHER THINGS
KANSAS BED & BREAKFAST
Purchase gift certificates here for one of fifty Kansas bed and breakfasts!

SCHAFFER FURNITURE, Jetmore
Zach started off building Early American furniture with traditional joinery and a bit of carving but now has moved to a more Mid- Century style.
BISON WOODWORKING, Humboldt
Starting in a garage in 2006, Bison Woodworking was a one man show, turning out beautiful and unique kitchen islands and butcher blocks. Each one, built by hand, one at a time. Now with a small team, they can make that one-of-a-kind piece for you.
HATS BY GRIZZ, New Almelo
Lil Grizz the hat maker is a legend of the old west come to life. For decades he has criss-crossed the country making hats by hand just as they would have been made in the 1800′s. His hat shop consists of a small wood stove, a set of antique hat irons, and rows and rows of hat blocks.
SANDS WOOD LEVELS, Neodesha
Sands Level and Tool dates back to 1895.


HOUSE OF SHARP, Wichita
"From graphic design to mechanical engineering, between the two of us, we will do everything in our power to turn your cool idea into reality."
PRAIRIE OAKS DESIGNS, Florence
Metal décor and signs that will add a classic vintage touch to your home.

FISHER ROCKS, Belleville
Fisher Rocks uses 100% Kansas limestone to create custom name and business rocks, memorials, historical markers, hobbies and sport rocks.
GOOD COMPANY, Kinsley
Add color and art to your table with these hand embellished serving utensils. Most are 18/10 stainless steel, each is beautifully designed and fully functional.

ATOM POPCORN POPPER,
Bushton
This vintage design, stove top popcorn popper makes 2 1/2 quarts of popped corn. The conical shape and aluminum bowl allow the popcorn to be popped without stirring or shaking.
FIRE LAKE SOAPERY, Paola
"Fire Lake Soapery is an all-natural soap and skin care company creating products in small batches to insure purity. We use highest quality ingredients, rich oils, pure essential oils and plant based colorants."
KANSAS EARTH & SKY CANDLES, Ellinwood
Soy candles, soy wax melts, and room & linen sprays are hand-poured with hand-dipped incense. Other exclusive products will help make your space smell wonderful!
GOAT MILK SOAP STORE, Ottawa
"Every product and every package is made by our hands here on our farm. From the animal care, animal birthing, milking, making, packaging and labeling; our hands do it all."
PRAIRIE LAVENDER FARM, Bennington
Established in 2002, Prairie Lavender Farm makes a wide variety of lavender based products and sells fresh lavender plants.
PET DELIGHTS, Topeka
Homemade natural pet treats! Special treats decorated just for the holidays.
THE SHEPHERD'S MILL, Phillipsburg
From Alpaca to Yak, The Shepherd's Mill creates exquisite yarns and fabrics from the nation's finest natural fibers.
THE QUILTED HEART, Highland
Marie Lamb offers hand made cosmetic bags, checkerboard sets and quilts. "The Cosmetic Bags are a nice size to organize anything you want, make up, schools supplies, electronic cords, etc. They make great gifts, especially for that favorite teacher!" NEW LISTING
SYMPHONY IN THE FLINT HILLS STORE, Cottonwood Falls
Look for gifts exclusive to this premier Kansas event.


ROGUE TOOLS BY PROHOE, Munden
Rogue Tools are handcrafted and made from recycled disc blades. The grinding, welding and sharpening are all done by hand. Hoes are used in gardens and fields. Larger blades are used to clean sidewalks, driveways, car washes, farm buildings, and more. The fire fighting/trail building tools are the newest model.

THE ATYPICAL CO., Wichita
"Founded by a single mom, Michelle started The Atypical Co., with a simple sewing machine and a desire to create a company that embodies three important tenets: environmentalism, family, and community. We aim to use as many repurposed materials as possible in all our products, and it is our sincerest hope that by reducing waste, we are able to create a sustainable world for future generations." NEW LISTING
HEARTLAND FARM, Pawnee Rock
Heartland Farm, a ministry of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is a spiritual retreat center and registered agri-tourism operator. Find items made from alpacas raised on the farm, along with other homemade items including soap, dish rags, jams and jellies, crocheted bags, woven tapestries and blown glass.
NEW LISTING
BKRT, Brown, Doniphan & Nemaha Co.
The Big Kansas Road Trip was created to be active, fun, bring people together AND make an economic and social difference in the showcase counties. It was designed to help people understand rural culture and to bring urban and rural folks together. Join us next spring in Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha counties on May 6-9, 2021.
T-SHIRTS WITH KANSAS DESIGNS
A LITTLE HOMETOWN SHIRT, Courtland
Shirts made in America, designed and silk screened in a "little hometown!"

KINFOLK CREATED, Basehor
Their brand offers premium quality Kansas apparel and small goods rooted in local history. Their designs tell a story about growing up with grass stains on gravel roads in the Kansas side of Kansas City.
SHORTGRASS STUDIO, Weskan
Lissa Sexson is "do it all" mom of three and came up with these cool t-shirt designs of the Arikaree Breaks and Mt. Sunflower located in her part of the state, northwest Kansas. NEW LISTING


JUST A REMINDER
You hear and see this message dozens of times during the holiday season but it never hurts to remind folks how important it is to buy something local. Even if it's just once a week buying toilet paper or a tank of gas, it makes a difference. YOU are the difference maker and together we can sustain rural communities.
BOOKS ABOUT KANSAS OR BY KANSAS AUTHORS
BOOKS PUBLISHED SINCE 2019
KANSAS CALENDAR
Leslie Wolfe, Topeka, has created this "Driving in Kansas" calendar featuring photos from her travels throughout the state.
CRITERIA TO BE ON THIS LIST
  • Product made in Kansas
  • Product can be purchased from an online shopping cart
  • Email product logo jpeg, picture of product, web site or FB page, one-sentence description to wendee@kansassampler.org.
TO BE A SPONSOR
We're looking for independently-owned Kansas businesses to be sponsors, especially those with holiday gift inventory. Your listing will be at the top with logo and hot link. Sponsorship is $75 per shopping list. Choose how many you'd like to sponsor. There will be six more after this. Contact wendee@kansassampler.org.
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