I scouted out this seemingly well-known treat on my next excursion to the emphasis Trader Joe’s store and located them in the chip aisle. I found them in a rather homely and antiquated plain bag, which was simply labeled – ‘Kettle Corn’ in an old fashioned typeface. For obvious reasons this homely little bag had failed to capture my attention on previous visits, and the fact that the contents were hidden from view also made this snack easily overlooked by me.
You would then take this value and make any adjustments you feel are necessary. Do you need to sell quickly? You might want to lower the price a little. Have time and want top dollar? Then maybe you want to leave the price right at market, or even a little higher.
Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm. Offer pesticide-free trees that you cut. Free tree shaking and baling. Free horse-drawn wagon rides. Wreaths, garlands, boughs and swags for sale. Farm animals for the kids to visit. In the country at the very end of a dead-end road. 7720 Ryan Road, Harvard, 630-279-0216.
Stokesberry Farms, in Olympia, are known far and wide for the items that really got them going in the organic field. Chickens and eggs. They have branched out into beef and also have fruits and vegetables but it is the chickens and eggs that I want more than anything. Sadly, they were sold out of chickens by the time I got there so you must get there early!
You can get $8 tickets to Saturday’s bout at the Lane County Concussion’s “Bad Fashion on Skates” fundraiser at Skate World this Thursday night. The fundraiser is from 7pm to 9pm. Prizes will be given to the worst-dressed male and female. There will also be Kettle Corn from Eugene Kettle Corn Concession and baked goods for sale. Admission to the fundraiser is $5. Visit the Facebook event for more information.
Family rides. This park offers plenty of family rides, so that you all can enjoy some time together. Just hop on the Conquistador, and then move to the Tea Cups. Next, you will want to ride the Bobsled, and then you can venture on down to the Spelunker’s Cave. After you ride all the scary roller coasters, you can calm down by taking a ride on the Old Timer’s cars. When you are ready to go back toward the front gate, all you have to do is jump on the train that circles Six Flags, and the train will drop you off near the front. This way, you won’t have to walk back.
After a few minutes, you will notice that the popcorn kernels are beginning to smell like popcorn, although they haven’t begun popping yet. This is the time when you want to add the sugar to the pot. Remove the lid, disperse the sugar (not in one big lump, but poured as evenly as possible throughout the pot). Replace the lid, and continue sliding the pot back and forth on the burner.
Author’s Note: This is the first in a series about Staycations in Kansas City. Stay tuned for more ways to have fun on a budget in (or very near) your own hometown, including dining at Em Chamas, riding coasters at Worlds of Fun, and touring The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition.