The first time I ever visited Kansas (in fall of 2000), my husband introduced me to Polk’s Farm Market. If you’re not familiar with Polk’s, it’s a little produce market in Medora. It’s open from August through December and is owned by a couple named Earl & Pam, who are always friendly and helpful. Polk’s sells fresh fruits & vegetables, fresh apple cider, pumpkins, nuts and candies.
I had never experienced real, freshly made apple cider until I visited Polk’s. What can I say? I led a sheltered life. This stuff is amazing! (They do offer samples of the cider, so be sure to ask!)
Anyway, I fell in love with this little place. The cider is wonderful and there is always an abundance of fresh, tasty produce. Now that we have kids, we have enjoyed making our annual jaunt to Polk’s a family tradition. We usually try to make it out there more than once, but that doesn’t always happen.
There are many varieties of apples to choose from and if you need help deciding which one to buy, the friendly staff here is more than willing to give you a sample. In fact, you can find samples of most of the produce at Polk’s. I go for the cider…my kids go for the samples. You even get a FREE apple on your way out!
I bought these apples in bulk, for $7.00. It ended up being 11 pounds of apples. That’s $.64 per pound! And they really are some of the best tasting apples ever. Oh, and if you choose the apples that are grown by Earl & Pam (they do carry a couple of varieties that are from out of state – but all of the apples are labeled, so you can easily tell which ones you are buying), they are pesticide free. Yay!
If you’re in the area (or even if you’re not), you should stop in and check out Polk’s. You’ll be glad that you did!