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Rural Barton County couple bring more than vegetables to market

Dan and Joyce Wapelhorst and their grandson spend plenty of time outside in the spring and summer, working in their garden and simply enjoying relaxing in the shade of their mature trees. The couple are regular vendors at Great Bend’s Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market that occurs Thursday even...

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Dan and Joyce Wapelhorst live west of Great Bend.  For the past 12 years, they’ve been regular vendors at Great Bend farmers markets.  But they’ve been gardening at their rural home for the past 30 years, and it shows.  The well manicured lawn leads to a colorful flower garden with gazebo and pond focal points.  During the summer months, the couple spend much time together there, enjoying the outdoors.  When we visited, their grandson and helper was enjoying the pleasant day with them, coloring near the pond.  


Tomato tips

Every spring, Dan starts over 100 tomato plants in ...


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