Cool off on a hot summer day with a traditional Mexican beverage from @aguasfrescas.bernice . This Lenexa-based business is now offering its delicious refreshments at the @redkitchentamales stall. Aguas Frescas Bernice is the brainchild of Raymond Pallanich, Víctor Zelocualtécatl, and a savvy dog named Bernice. They make colorful, flavorful beverages — including horchata — from fruit, cereals, flowers and seeds. You can also stop by their vendor stall at the Lenexa Farmers Market from 8 a.m.–noon on Saturdays.
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Say hello to Chad Gilliland, owner of Next to Nature Farm, which sells honey, beeswax skin care products, beeswax candles, jams and jellies, farm-fresh eggs, seasonal fresh fruit and more. Read on to learn more about the vision for Next to Nature Farm.
Q. Describe your business concept for the market.
A. Our business concept is to offer an all-natural approach to what we produce, grow and bring to the Public Market. We are committed to offering all of our products in their most natural form.
Q. What excites you about the Lenexa Public Market?
A. I love the concept of a year-round indoor market that combines a wonderful eating experience with small businesses that create and offer handmade quality products.
Q. What makes your business unique?
A. Our pesticide-free approach to beekeeping, growing product and maintaining a fruit orchard is unique. A step further, we use no antibiotics or growth hormones with our laying flock of chickens and our meat goats. In addition, our beeswax skin care products and handmade soaps are all natural with no preservatives, dyes or colorants.
Q. What is one thing you hope customers say after they leave your restaurant/shop?
A. We look forward to educating our customers about the plight of the honeybee and open their eyes to the many products that can be produced from the beehive. I hope customers feel enlightened and leave with a newfound respect for the importance of pollinating insects like the honeybee.
Q. What made you get into this business?
A. It started as a hobby. We added two beehives to improve harvest on our fruit orchard. Over the last five years, it has become an addiction to a homesteading lifestyle, working to bring high-quality, handmade products to our customers daily.
Q. Why should people support local businesses?
A. Supporting small local businesses is key to a healthy community. It is proven that your dollars spent with a small local business stay local and continue to support a growing local economy. Small businesses that produce small batches of product at any given time ensures freshness and a commitment by the owner to know their customers and the trends in the local market.
In need of a Mother’s Day gift or just picking up something for yourself? Head down to the Market and shop @pacodesignsks until 8p. They have a curated selection of jewelry, accessories, and clothing!
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