Kansas Sampler Foundation

11.24.13
Holiday Online Shopping List
Issue #3 of the 2013 season
 

This online shopping list is designed to make it easy to buy Kansas and support Kansas entrepreneurs.

You'll definitely find something on this list for the person who has everything.

Happy shopping!
 

8 WONDERS OF KANSAS GUIDEBOOK



This guidebook features 216 places featured in the 8 Wonders contests.  The book includes more than 800 Harland Schuster-photos and is an award-winning design by Liz King.



 

THESE EXCELLENT SITES ALSO FEATURE KANSAS PRODUCTS

 

From the Land of Kansas

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Support a favorite local business or restaurant by purchasing a gift certificate!   

 

 

 

 

KANSAS BED AND BREAKFASTS  

Order a gift certificate to a Kansas bed-and-breakfast and let the recipient choose the bed and breakfast!  kbba.com.

  

   

 

 

 

ADD MORE VALUE TO YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS  

   Please consider buying Christmas card stamps at a small post office.  Go to or call a small post office and have them send you stamps. 

   Increased revenue helps keep them open. 

 

 


 
UNDERWRITERS.

Thank you!

MUSCOTAH MERCANTILE
107 W. 2nd
Not only will you find surprising Christmas items here but you'll also help support this business.   Their dream is to move in to a new building!







BE AN UNDERWRITER
If you are a locally-owned business and want to be listed as an underwriter, with a link, contact marci@kansassampler.org
HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST #3 
for 2013

Order Kansas with one click!

Want to know if your product is eligible to be listed?  See bottom of page. 
 

(Most hits on second shopping list!!) 

ATOM POPPER, Bushton

atompoppopper.com

Everyone who has an Atom Popcorn Popper brags about it.  First invented in 1952.  A true Kansas product.


 
NEW 
STRAWBERRY HILL POVITICA, Kansas City 
Strawberry Hill is an area of Kansas City, Kansas settled by eastern European immigrants.  Povitica, also known as nut roll or poppy roll, is a a paper thin sweet dough smothered in delicious fillings.  Each is  hand-rolled into a signature loaf and then baked.  Each Povitica weighs 2.5 pounds.


NEW
BUTTERCRUNCH APRONS, Hays 
ButtercrunchAprons.com 
Kerry Schuckman offers a fun variety of aprons.
 

NEW 
FIVE PAW SHOPPE, Topeka 
Natural homemade dog treats, chicken jerky and quality pet products.


NEW
OUR DAILY BREAD, Barnes 
our-dailybread.com 

Order a homemade pies made like Grandma would have made them, with only wholesome ingredients, real butter, and no preservatives. 


 NEW
 PAT'S BEEF JERKY, Liebenthal  
 patsbeefjerky.com 
 The freshest jerky using various spices and  
 smoky flavors. 






NEW
GRACIE LOU'S MERCANTILE, Waterville 
Buy some of Gracie Lou's homemade seasonings, rubs, dip mixes, and gourmet nuts.
 

NEW
KANSAS WHEAT HOUSE, Cimarron 
kansasgrown.com

Order the famous Kansas Cow Patti (natural wheat grains, soynuts and sunflowers seeds, mixed with caramel and coated in chocolate), whole grain flour, wheat nubs, S'Wheat grain cookies, and more. 
 
NEW
Sifer's Valomilk Candy Company, Merriam
A Valomilk consists of two pure milk chocolate cups filled with creamy marshmallow!  The company was started in 1903 in Iola.


NEW  
ALMA CREAMERY 
It's a bit of a shaky web site but the product is terrific!  A variety of cheeses, cheese curds, gift boxes, more. 

 

NEW 
GRANDMA HOERNER's, Alma 
The Big Slice Applesauce is the most well-known of the high quality natural and organic products.  The list also includes pie fillings, preserves, fruit butters, chutneys, toppings, and more. 


NEW 
RABBIT CREEK GOURMET PRODUCTS, Louisburg 
Donna Cook has blended old-fashioned cooking with a designer style and created gourmet dips, soups, quick breads, beer spreads, brownies, and much more.  
 

NEW 
KREHBIEL'S SPECIALTY MEAT, McPherson 
Order from a complete natural food line. 


NEW 
WALKER'S TEA, Manhattan 
Order caffeinated or decaffeinated tea concentrate.


NEW 
WHEATLAND FOOD, Inc., Hays 
With flavors including original, original unsalted, bacon, BBQ, chipotle, nacho cheese and ranch, these product provide great choices for nutritious, crunchy snack foods.
 


PRAIRIE HARVEST, Newton 
Buy Kansas food gifts including peppernuts, grains, wheat weavings, more. 

 
 


HOLMES MADE SALSA, Wichita
This family-owned and operated kitchen specializes in gourmet salsas, fruit spreads, sauces, and relishes.  They are glad to ship beautiful gift boxes anywhere in the U.S.
 


  NU LIFE
MARKET, Scott City  
  Order gluten-free brans, flours, grains,
  spreads, and more.


  
  
HOLMES MADE SALSA, Wichita 
holmesmadesalsa.com
This family-owned and operated kitchen specializes in gourmet salsas, fruit spreads, sauces, and relishes.  They are glad to ship beautiful gift boxes anywhere in the U.S.
  
 

IBISwoman JEWELRY, Lindsborg

ibiswoman.com 

Designs by Kathy Richardson and Briana Zimmerling using a global collection of antique, vintage and contemporary glass, stones and metals.  Blingy to earthy, IBISwoman's signature materials and design sensibilities attract customers far and near.

 

 

GRANNIE'S MUSTARD, Hillsboro 
Flavors:  Honey mustard, horseradish, jalepeno, sweet and tangy, habenero, hickory more! 
  
 
  Duck Salt is handcrafted in small batches. Use on beef, 
  grilled or baked chicken, pork, and all types of salads.  
  There are no rules for using Duck Salt.





CUSTOM JEWELRY, Bill Collins, Lawrence
Bill offers many Kansas oriented designs.

 

 
LOUISBURG CIDER MILL & COUNTRY STORE, Louisburg 
Lost Trail Root Beer, dry mixes, apple cider, spreads, jellies, honey, syrup, more.


COCOA DOLCE ARTISAN CHOCOLATES, Wichita 
Each piece of chocolate is handmade, without preservatives.  The chocolate guide is enough to make you order for yourself.


KNACKIE's Bear-B-Cue sauces and rubs, Inman
bear-b-cue.com/saucerub.html 
Which is your favorite?  The Original, Hot-N-Spicy, Sweet Fire, or Sweet Chili Mustard?  Or, try a Knackie Rub! 

 
SHOP THE YUM, Lawrence 
Taliltha Rose brings you fresh-baked bath and body goods from The Yum-Yum Shoppe.

 
HEARTLAND MILL, Marienthal
heartlandmill.com
Heartland Mill is a medium-sized organic grain processor and flour mill that packages organic Whole Grain Flour, Organic Unbleached Flour, Rolled Oats, Oat Flour, 
Rye Flour, Barley Flakes and Flour, Millet Flour, Hulled Millet.


 HOLIDAY FRUITCAKE 
There are tasty holiday fruitcakes!  The ones made by Cheryl and Jerry Jinks of Columbus come recommended.



MEAT and SOAP, Dale Family Farms, Protection

Dale Family Farm Store 

Find a variety of beef products, soap, and shampoo.

   

PRAIRIE LAVENDER, Bennington

Purchase from a choice of 86 lavender products all made on the Prairie Lavender Farm.  High quality products include "certified naturally grown" lavender.   


NUT NATION, Lawrence 

nutnation.net 

Buy naturally-seasoned and smoked pistachioz, low in sodium and free of preservatives or additives.    

 

 

4 D ACRES EMU OIL, Louisburg 

4dacresemuoil.com 

Oil from emu is raised at 4 D Acres Everything Emu farm.  The oil is used for several skin maladies.  

 

  

BLACKSMITH COFFEE ROASTERY, Lindsborg

blacksmithcoffee.com  

Blacksmith Coffee is an artisan micro-roaster, specializing in exotic, ultra-rare, super-premium, single-origin Arabica bean coffees.  

 

 

DALA HORSE SIGNS at the HEMSLOJD, Lindsborg

Hemslöjd's Wooden Dala Horse signs are completely handmade in the Hemslöjd workshop. Each sign is hand-decorated and lettered on both sides. 

 

 

SARAHENDIPITY JEWELRY, Lindsborg  

etsy.com/shop/quesarahsera  

Sarah Ash specializes in etched and hand-stamped copper, brass, nickel silver, and sterling silver metal work, mixed-media, found-object assemblage jewelry, and hand-dyes her own leather.   

 

 

ALPACAS AND ALPACA PRODUCTS, between Dover and Eskridge

Learn more:  alpacasofwildcathollow.com 
Buy:  shop.alpacasofwildcathollow.com/  

Marta and Ed Howe's Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow has a gift store that offers fiber directly from our alpacas to end products including rovings for spinners, yarn of our alpacas process in a local mill and hand spun yarn, plus end products, alpaca gloves, socks, scarves, hats and head bands and garments.      

 

 

FLINTHILLS AROMATHERAPY, Atlanta  flinthillsaromatherapy.com

Flinthills Aromatherapy specializes in marketing the finest Pure Essential Oils. Product line includes individual Essential Oils, Spa Oil Blends, Massage Oils, Carrier Oils, Lotions, Lip Balm, Body Butters Body Scrubs, Room Sprays, Dead Sea and Himalayan Mineral Bath Salts, Soywax Candles and Natural Ear Candling Cones.   


BUY FROM KANSAS AUTHORS
 

NEW

Signs Along the Way, Wellsville

elizabethlayton.com 

The granddaughters of Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton have combined her writings with theirs to self-publish her biography/memoir.  Much is known about Elizabeth's miraculous recovery from decades-long depression. But what is not well-known is what came before. This book, mostly written by Elizabeth herself, will take you on that journey.

 

 

NEW  

CORN ROSE andWITH LOVE STAN:  A Soldier's Letters from Vietnam to the World.

karenrossepp.wordpress.com

Authors Karen Ross Epp compiles letters home to family from her brother Sp4 Stanley D. Ross and how the family dealt with it all.  Her other book, Corn Rose: A Novel is a fictional romance based on her mother's life. Her mother was a WWII bride dealing with prejudice, isolation, and ethnic backgrounds that are polar opposites. 

 

 

NEW  

AN ORDINARY NUN, The Life and Letters of St. Victoria Roy. 

AnOrdinaryNun.weebly.com

Author Linda Roy Cross, Stockton, writes about her sister, one of ten children born to first generation French Canadian Catholic immigrants to Kansas.  Her sister joined the Sisters of St. Joseph in Concordia.
 

 

The Big Divide: A Travel Guide, Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart

TheBigDivide.com

Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart take you along American history's most consequential border to the battlefields and sites that matter. Planning your next great road trip has never been easier!

 

 

Molly and the Tornado, Greensburg

mollydogbooks.com

 

Flyover People, Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State, Emporia 

Cheryl is the best at describing snippets of life in Kansas.

 

 

DALTON GANG BOOK and coloring book, Meade  

prairiebooks.com 

Author and publisher Nancy Ohnick keeps producing.  Order the third edition of the Dalton Gang and their Family Ties or order the Dalton Gang Hideout coloring book. 

 

KANSAS! MAGAZINE

You can't give a better gift than this magazine that shares beautiful Kansas pictures and stories about things to see and do in the state. 
Subscribe now.
 

   

Leave No Threshing Stone Unturned

threshingstone.com 

Glen Ediger, North Newton, has written a unique history book, exploring the rare farming artifact used by Kansas farmers for threshing wheat in the 1870s.  

 

  

The American Grain Elevator: Function & Form 

grainelevatorpress.com 

Lilnda Laird, Hutchinson, provides everything you need to know about our Kansas castles, with lots of beautiful Kansas pictures.   

Buy here. 

 

  

Flint Hills books

thekonzapress.com 

The Konza Press was founded in 1997 to showcase the people, places and rich traditions of the Great Plains through the work of native artists, writers and photographers.     

 

 

Section 27, A Century on a Family Farm, Inman 

Purchase here.   

In this collection of brief, evocative vignettes about the Penner Farm, Mil Penner traces the influence of pioneer roots on the present generation as he chronicles the transformation of the land from untouched prairie to productive farm.    

  

 

KANSAS PIONEER BOOKS, Lindsborg
To celebrate Butter in the Well's 20th anniversary, all ten of Linda Hubalek's books have been updated with new covers. These timeless historical fiction books tell the endearing stories of immigrant women homesteading on the prairie
     

  

LISTEN TO KANSAS MUSICIANS!


SKY SMEED, Chanute
skysmeed.com 
If you like country tinged tunes of working hard, dogs, love, money, beer drinking and good times, Sky's music is for you!


ANN ZIMMERMAN, Salina
  
Ann's latest is a kids' recording, Meadowlark: Songs for the Child in You.  Her piano, guitar and that wonderful voice breeze into your heart as she sings her prairie songs. 


KELLEY HUNT, Lawrence
CD's by musician Kelley Hunt and other Kelley merchandise.
Gravity Loves You is her latest album.  Kelley is a Roots R&B/Americana singer/songwriter/piano player/guitarist. 
Buy Kelley's music.        Hear Kelley.

 
COWBOY CHRISTMAS MUSIC from the Diamond W Wranglers 

One of the nation's best Western Music groups calls Kansas home. Choose from 12 great CD's, including two Christmas CD's at  thediamondw.com/the-Music.html.  

  

   

CINDY NOVELO, Lawrence 
Cindy Novelo's debut solo album
Stone's Throw was selected as one of Kansas Public Radio's top picks for Best Folk Albums of the Year.


DON CLARK, Cimarron 

donclarkguitar.com   

Don's new CD is a collection of original music and select covers of favorites.   The It's about Time CD also features the acoustic guitar duet of Norman & Clark and the vocal trio Three Way Cross.

Buy Don's music.

  

CONSIDER KANSAS PHOTOGRAPHS

NATURE'S ALLURE, Olathe 
Nature photographs of landscapes, flowers and scenes from Kansas by Kansas nature photographer, Michelle Wade
Order here.  Click on desired picture and look for buy button in upper right corner.


  

Your interest is appreciated.
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This shopping list is a courtesy of the Kansas Sampler Foundation.  Currently we are going to every incorporated city in Kansas, (see ERV blog or Facebook), supporting the PowerUp Movement, and coordinating with Wamego as they prepare to host the 2014 Kansas Sampler Festival.

To support the Kansas Sampler Foundation, go here.
 
Eligibility requirements to be listed in this shopping list:

1.  Kansas-made product

2.  It must be possible to purchase (order and pay) the product online, not just via e-mail.

If you are eligible, please send the following:

.- Name of product

- One or two sentence description of product

- Web site or Facebook page for product

- Link to order and payment page

- Name, mailing address and e-mail address.

There is no cost to be on the site but a minimum of $25 donation to the Kansas Sampler Foundation is appreciated (978 Arapaho Road, Inman, KS  67546).  Or, make donation online.
 

Send information to Marci by replying to this e-blast or to marci@kansassampler.org.