Enright Gardens [visit website]
Enright Gardens has been in business for over 30 years, starting with only one greenhouse. Now with the addition of our latest tomato house we have 18. Our newest greenhouse will house the tomatoes we are raising to be sold at our Edgerton location and at the Kansas City River Market.
Steve and Sue came to Edgerton in 1976. They built their first greenhouse and began growing mostly tomatos and vegetables, which were transplanted to a field on their property. The harvested vegetables were sold at the Kansas City River Market. After a few years, they decided to follow in Sue’s parents’ foot steps and began raising flowers too. As their focus shifted from raising vegetables to growing bedding plants, more greenhouses were erected. Eventually, they stopped growing the vegetables in the fields, but still raised the vegetable plants in the greenhouses.
A love for growing quality plants has been part of both Steve and Sue’s entire lives, as well as selling the plants at the Kansas City River Market. As children and throughout their teenage years, both Steve and Sue helped raise plants and sold them at the Market. In fact, Steve and Sue first met each other at the River Market while selling their goods.
Bo, Steve and Sue’s only son, was raised in the fields and greenhouses, learning about plants as his parents worked. He harvested vegetables and melons, watered the flowers and helped sell the plants at the Market. After working for a decade as a diesel mechanic, he has returned to the business his family has known for years. Now, along with his parents, he has started the process of teaching his 4 year old son Ethan the art of caring for plants.