About Us

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We purchased the ground on which Chautauqua Hills Farm now sits in 2006 with recreational enjoyment in mind for our family and friends.

As we worked on developing the farm into a place we could enjoy, we discovered some interesting and unique characteristics about our climate, water, soil structure and interestingly, an over-abundance of native pollinators (native bees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, etc…), which led us to explore what could be grown there – with a couple of caveats – we had to really enjoy eating what we grew and it must be really healthy!

With an eye to the future and a desire to develop a detailed, comprehensive understanding of the requirements underlying the complete system of successful and sustainable small to medium scale food production and marketing on a local and regional level, we took what began as a hobby and scaled it into a regionally known farm utilizing innovative technology and web services to better serve our nearly 1000 customers each season. Known for its signature “Nickel Size Blueberries”, Chautauqua Hills Farm was featured as the “Quality Foods Farm Brand” in Kansas in 2013 by the Kansas Rural Center.

Since 2009 we’ve been nurturing and growing  healthy, maturing plants that are now 7, 8 and 9 years old and refining the conditions in which our plants grow and produce. 2010 marked the first year we made our berries available beyond family and a few friends. We’re now enjoying making many new “Berry Good Friends” each season and creating smiles when our customers taste our berries!

About Our Name

Chautauqua (pronounced [shuh-taw-kwuh or chuh-taw-kwuh] Hills Farm is located in beautiful Chautauqua County, Kansas. We chose our farm name as a result of being situated in an interesting geographic area that blends the Osage Cuestas and the Chautauqua Hills in Southeast Kansas. As you can see from these photos we enjoy a wide variety of terrain and natural beauty:

You can read more about the history and interesting aspects of Chautauqua County, KS here. We also encourage you to visit the Kansas Geological Survey website to find more information about the Chautauqua Hills and Osage Questas regions of Kansas.

 




  • Farm Weather

    June 24, 2017, 5:32 am
    Intermittent clouds
    Intermittent clouds
    63°F
    real feel: 66°F
    humidity: 74%
    wind speed: 4 mph NE
    wind gusts: 7 mph
    sunrise: 6:06 am
    sunset: 8:49 pm