CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
SEE YOU IN THE SPRING
THANK YOU AND MAY YOU KNOW
A Fun Way to Spend Your Day!
When you see this, you know you’ve arrived! Soon we’ll be seeing familiar and new faces here on the farm. Visit Johnson Farms in the spring and fall, where you’re far from the city, but close to your home!
Perennial Plant of the Year 2015
The Perennial Plant Association membership has voted and the 2015 Perennial Plant of the Year™is Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’. This is an excellent groundcover type perennial that only reaches 6-10” high. You'll see it here in April when the greenhouse opens for our 13th year!
Christmas in the Barn 12/24/2014
December 12, 2014
Come gather in our barn with friends, family and neighbors on Christmas Eve at 4:30 pm to hear the story of the birth of a savior for the world. Experience a live reenactment of the Holy Scriptures detailing God's plan for bringing peace on earth just as it is in Heaven.
Pastor Megann Prosser-Gebhardt of Lord of Love Lutheran Church will officiate over the event. Enjoy warm beverages and goodies while you sit amongst the barn animals much like Joseph and Mary did over 2000 years ago. A free will offering will be collected to be donated to the weekly meal at Lord of Love served to the disadvantaged in our community.
The barn will be heated, but please dress warmly, bringing a blanket to keep especially vulnerable attendees warm.
The service will be approximately 45 minutes long. Hope to see you there, rain, snow or sunshine!*
*In case of terribly inclement weather with dangerous conditions, check here, on our Facebook page or call 816-331-1067 on the day of the event for updates about the service.
Farm is Closed for the Season
November 1, 2014
Thank you to all who visited this fall. We will reopen in Spring 2015, God willing, with a greenhouse full of exciting annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and planters. Come check us out! In the meantime, like us on Facebook and join our Coupon Club for updates on our events and news between now and then.
April 26, 2014
Have you received emails from us this month? If not, please update or add your email address by clicking on the Newsboy Coupon Club icon on this page. You won't want to miss any of our emails, so check your spam folder at least once per week after you sign up in case your server delivers the first few there! Looking good at Johnson's, and we know you'll love our prices.
Easter Sunrise Service this Sunday, 6:30 am at the farm
April 15, 2014
Lord of Love Lutheran church Pastor Meggan Prosser-Gebhardt and the Johnson family welcome you to our annual sunrise Easter service. Rain or shine we will silently gather outside to watch the sun rise as we remember and celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection from the tomb thousands of years ago. Fire,water, light...come find out about these elements and what they have to do with our salvation. Children friendly, dress warmly, approach silently. We look forward to your attendance. (Please note: Johnsons greenhouse will be closed for the duration of Easter Sunday. We will reopen on Monday, April 21 at 9 am. Please see store hours to the right.)
Thanks to our wonderful guests yesterday!
October 6, 2013
Thanks for all who supported our Literacy Day. We had over 500 people sign up for the event who came out and played with Libby Lane Montessori teachers (a great group of people I might add), had their facces painted by Girl Scouts led by Jill Haack, and met the representatives from The Upper Room, Turn the Page KC, KC Vision Performance Center and Belton Lions Host Club
If you weren't able to use your registration voucher for FREE admission yesterday, it's good through 10/31/13.
See you at the farm!
September 20, 2013
It's finally here! Opening Day for the 2013 season! We'll have our tractors running, our grill is nice and hot, all sorts of produce is ripening and our animals are so excited to meet your family. Don't forget an adult season pass is only $15.
We're open 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 pm Monday-Friday, all the way to Oct 31st!
Why to Shop at Johnson Farms
March 11, 2013
Johnson Farms Plants and Pumpkins exists to provide only the highest quality plants and produce in a beautiful, relaxed setting. Two generations of Johnsons collaborate to run two very different seasons of business - a greenhouse operation in spring and a pumpkin patch in the fall. Since both seasons are heavily dependent on the land and the weather we employ sustainably wise growing methods in the greenhouse and outside in the soil.
So, why should you drive out to the farm this spring, especially if you're never done so before?
1) When you visit Johnson Farms you will meet our knowledgeable staff. They are friends and neighbors and have a deep passion for what our farm provides for the community every year. And, as you'll discover, their passion is contagious.
2) You'll be impressed by our selection, prices and organization. Have you ever walked into a garden center and felt claustrophobic? Not here. We grow what we know will grow in Kansas City. And, it's at an affordable price in an easy to shop atmosphere. Can't find it? Our staff will lead you to it and/or suggest an alternative.
3) Johnson Farms is a short, pleasant drive to 177th and Holmes. Forget those funky, winding back roads. We're just 15 minutes south of the Three Crossings (the intersection of I-470, I-435 and U.S. Highway 71/49). Look for the wide-open blue sky!
4) We grow what we sell, and we do a really good job. Growing good stuff is a must when your season is shorter than nurseries in the heart of suburbia. Visiting us early is really important since our great prices and superior products often sell out quickly. When you see our everyday fill-a-flat discount you'll understand. We always refer to "bathing suit sales." If you want the top to match the bottom you need to buy early! (Okay, if you're a guy reading this you may not get it but suffice to say... visit early for best selection.)
5) Like to save money? So do we! We send discounts, specials and important news to customers who provide us with their email address. This is a no-brainer just click on the newsboy in the header of this page.
When you buy from Johnson Farms you're supporting a local farm mindful of the environment, passionate about sustainable living, and all the while offering beauty for the home at affordable prices. We look forward to meeting you soon
Christmas in the Barn
December 17, 2012
Join us for our seventh annual Christmas in the Barn on Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 pm. Come expecting and celebrating the Christ child's birth with traditional Christmas songs accompanied the Three Amigos, and scriptural passages that remind us of the reason for the season. Come share the peace: rain or shine in the barn with your family. friends and live animals.
Gleaning Event 2012
October 29, 2012
Here is a picture of some of the people who attended our second annual Gleaning Event here at the farm on Saturday. They collectively are responsible for harvesting around 7 full bins of produce for Harvesters to bestow upon agencies in the next couple of months. Thanks to all who participated. May the blessings come back to you in more ways than one.
Marry Me Bri!
October 29, 2012
We're happy to announce the engagement of Second Lieutenant Nick Tygard to Bri Hanschu. It happened in the pumpkin patch on Satuday, 10/27. After looking for the perfect pumpkin, she found these and said YES! Congratulations and many blessings on your marriage.
Whittier learned alot on their visit
October 11, 2012
Ms. Johnson, (no relation, but could be with the enthusiasm she has for the farm,) of Whittier Elementary shared these photos with us. Look at the wonder in these kids' faces. They were such well-behaved kiddos, we had just as much fun as they did!
Jackson's family's annual visit
September 23, 2012
I knew these folks looked familiar. They come at the beginning of the season when it's quieter and they can search the field for these gorgeous fruits of the vine. Thank you to Jackson and his family for making us part of their harvest tradition.
Have you ever seen such a happy harvester?
September 18, 2012
Our friend Brenda with the first fruits of harvest from our fields. We trade Brenda artwork for pumpkins and flowers, and she ran right over today when she was given the go-ahead to gather up a wheelbarrow of fall's bounty. All this will be available for our guests beginning Saturday, Sept. 22. Come out and perhaps you'll meet one of three artists upon whom we rely for adding their artistic touch to the farm. Open from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday...
Summer Solstice Yoga Gathering
June 20, 2012
Thanks to all who participated in our first ever Yoga on the Lawn class here at the farm. We were blessed with inspiring skies, a nice breeze and lovely spirits willing to try something new. Namaste.
Elliot Grace: Balloon Princess
May 9, 2012
One of the participants in today's Mommy & Me planting event held in conjunction with iFamilyKC. Planting, playting and jumping fun was had by all. Thanks for everyone who joined us this morning! Check out our and iFamilyKC's facebook page for more pictures and video of the morning.
Picknickers up from down south
April 18, 2012
Here's a photo of two picknickers with their grandma shopping yesterday. Hi to Camryn, Sami, and Lorrie. I wanted to hop in the cart and join you but realized I've grown up! The simple pleasures!
Easter Sunrise Service
Thanks to all who braved the cool temps and early hour yesterday. Pastor Newman from Lord of Love Lutheran Church preached a short resurrection sermon to 40 or so attendees. We hope that it blessed your celebration as it did ours to have you here.
Pumpkin Popper captured in action
October 25, 2011
A customer named Aaron Beck captured Jim Johnson blowing off some steam, or shall we say, some pumpkins. Super cool shot! Thanks for sharing!
Vegetable Gleaning Event participants
October 20, 2011
The Decker Family came out today with intentions of pumpkin harvesting and playground fun. Dad came too! Mom listened to the details of the gleaning event, and decided that sure was a good deal, headed out to the vegetable field and discovered how much fun she and her family were having, then she asked if they could come back tomorrow! Here's their first go at vegetable harvesting; not bad at all, boys!
UPDATE: NO GLEANING NEEDED ON FRIDAY: REGULAR ADMISSION POLICY WILL BE IN EFFECT
October 16, 2011
It's been awhile since I've taken a photo of such nice girls having fun in nature. These girls weren't far behind their parents when I asked if I could capture their harvest for the webpage. Hope these flowers remind you this week of your time on this beautiful fall day in KC.
Thanks for coming out! (oh, and the royalties? We'll have to talk to your agent, I guess?)
Gnathan the Gnome is back today, Saturday, 10/15
October 15, 2011
Where's Gnathan the Gnome? I don't know, I don't know! But if you find him, tap him on the back and ask, "Are you Gnathan the Gnome?" and he'll reward your efforts with a small prize...
Painting Pumpkins Pink
September 30, 2011
It's that time of year again. Our second annual Family Fun Festival benefitting cancer patients in need through Midwest Cancer Care. Come on out and stop by their table for information on prevention, treatment and support options. WHile you're here, sign up for a raffle, visit with Whistle the Clown, have your characterture drawn, face painted, or just try to spot Gnathan The Gnome (WHO?). All this Sunday, Oct 2 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $10 for ages 3 and over. All the other weekend fun as usual too: pig races, Pumpkin Popper and Pumpkin Chomper.
Go watch them dye the fountains on Saturday, and visit us on Sunday for a plethora of PINK!
Please click here to view.
Somebody topped Andrew today!
September 26, 2011
Donna of Container Creations hunted, harvested and hauled in all five of these wheelbarrows today. (Okay, so that would've been quite an impressive feat! She had some help from us farmhands at the end.) Somebody's doorstep is the intended location for most of these. It was nearly 600 lbs. of pumpkins. What a dame! If you want the big ones, don't wait too long before you come to harvest. Open Mon-Fri, Noon to 6 pm; Sat and Sun, 9 am to 6 pm.
Cider Slushies in a pumpkin sipper
September 24, 2011
Evidently this drink is so delicious that you don't put it down even if you're getting your picture taken. Aurora said "Cheese" with the straw still stuck between her teeth! Glad you had a good day here, Aurora!
Visit to Boys Grow
August 11, 2010
We finally had a chance when both our and Boys Grow schedules met up, so we took a drive out to KCK to take a look at their operation and hand over the check that our customers in July made possible during our blow out benefit. These boys along with the help of two mentors planted, tended and are now harvesting tomatoes, peppers, herbs and even sweet corn! They hope to manufacture a Boys Grow line of salsa and learn to market the product. Click here to see the NBC action News piece.
Keep up the good work, boys!
Here’s a picture of one of our antique tractors getting ready to pull wagons of folks up to the pumpkin patch. First pull up starts on September 20!
See you soon!
The secret is out...Johnson's is the place for quality, selection, service and price!
The Johnson Family has been in the farming business for over thirty years, and we’re excited about sharing the beauty of our 140 acre farm with you. For Fall 2010, we will be presenting a plentiful harvest from 60 acres of pumpkins and decorative produce, as well as hardy mums. We are a greenhouse in the spring, a summer produce purveyor in the summer and a pumpkin patch in the fall. We’re proud of our family farm and want to share our enthusiasm with you. The Johnson Farm provides your family an opportunity to escape to the country and take pleasure in nature’s bounty. We look forward to seeing you time and time again.