Loveland Acre's Popcorn
In 2008, Lance & Megan Nobert made the decision to return to their roots in North Central Kansas. After 10 years of big city life, the Noberts packed up their young family and moved back to their hometown of 600 people. Trading in 6 lane highways for brick streets, both Lance & Megan knew they had made the right decision to raise their children in a rural environment so they as a family could experience all small town living has to offer.
Lance had fond memories of raising popcorn on his family's farm when he was a child, and decided it would be a fun project for his own family. It was on the Noberts' small tract of land in town, referred to as Loveland's Addition, that Lance planted his first popcorn crop. Loveland's Addition was added to the city of Clyde in 1900, and the Nobert's decided it was a fitting name for their new family business. It was indeed land filled with love. Then, in 2009, Loveland Acres Popcorn harvested its first ear of gourmet kernels. Lance utilizes his personal experience growing up on the family farm, a college degree in Agronomy and professional experience working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to personally plant and harvest tender, virtually hull free popcorn.
Here at Loveland Acres Popcorn, we focus on raising the lesser known, but much more tender and tasty varieties of this healthy, delicious snack. Our gourmet popcorn kernels are virtually hull-less, pack more flavor into each kernel, and pop up fluffy and crispy. No chewy popcorn or hulls stuck in your teeth! Plus, we are a family owned and operated small business. We love raising a healthy food item that is all natural, has zero trans fat and is high in fiber.
We have had many people ask about popping our kernels. Don't worry! No special kitchen gadget is needed! Our favorite way to pop popcorn is in a large heavy pan with a lid. Simply add a few teaspoons of oil (anything from vegetable oil to coconut oil) and heat it to medium-high heat. Try adding just one kernel to the hot oil. When it pops, you know you are ready to add your kernels. Many of our customers prefer to use air poppers. They can also work great for our kernels. For convenience, many customers also choose to use a microwave popping bowl. It's quick, easy and requires little clean up!