Join us on an adventure with food!  There are classes for every level of local food knowledge.

Meet the Distiller

Wed, October 18, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

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Rieger Distillery

2700 Guinotte Avenue

Kansas City, Mo 64102

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Fermentation 101- with Fair Share Farms


Sat, June 17, 2017

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

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Fair Share Farm CSA

18613 Downing Road

Kearney, MO 64060

You have probably heard by now that fermented foods will make your micro-biome practically squeal with glee, especially after indulging in some less-than-good-for-you late night eats. But have you seen the price tag on some of that artisan kimchee? And does going the DIY route feel like you should be attending culinary school?

Fear not the fermentation! We have the perfect class for you! Join us at Fair Share Farm to learn more about the world of fermentation. Using ingrediants directly from the farm Tom will guide you as you create your own batch to take with you.

Tickets Include: Handouts, samples, hands-on demonstration, and your own creation to take home.

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Veggie Vikings - Salsa Garden

May 13

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
505 N  Dudgeon St.
Independence, MO

We will be making a salsa garden. We will be planting transplants of tomatoes, peppers, onions & cilantro. We will finish the class with eating some salsa and chips.

This class is open to children age 5-12. Consistent attendance of one adult per child is required.

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Transplants 101- With Quite Contrary Farmstead

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April 29

Quite Contrary Farmstead
Kansas City, MO

Has this weather inspired you to head outside and dig in the dirt? Are you interested in growing a garden using organic seedlings but have some questions? Join us at Quite Contary Homestead as Dani walks us through the basics of picking out seedlings and tips on successfully transplanting them into your garden or containers.

Ticket Covers: Class, your own transplant to take home, snacks and beverages.

Tomatoes 101!

We believe that heirloom tomatoes are one of the best things about summer. We are super excited that one of KCFC member farmers will share some of his secrets to growing fantastic tomatoes.

Join John Cobine as he walks you through the basics of tomatoes: types of tomatoes, heirlooms vs hybirds, sowing, transplanting and caring for them. This is a hands on workshop and each person will get their own flat, insert and a dome to start up to 50 plants.

Cobinsteinz Farm is an organic vegetable farm that focuses on sustainable practices and growing methods with an emphasis on heirloom and unique varieties. Cobinsteinz Farm is known for is growing over 300+ varieties of tomatoes.

Tickets Include: Class, All supplies for tomato seedlings, snacks, & beverages

March 12


Cobinsteinz Farm

24216 W. 265th Street

Hillsdale, KS 66071

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DIY Green Cleaning Products

Are you curious to expand your green cleaning kit or tweak your current DIY cleaning routine? Join Mindfully Made to learn all the non-toxic ingredient tricks and 5 staple home cleaner recipes; Grapefruit Soft Scrub, Fruity Foaming Hand Soap, All-Purpose Cleaning spray, DIY Lysol spray & Toilet Bowl cleaner. We’ll talk through 5 clean ingredient must-haves that are safe, effective, and useful for many home cleaning applications plus fun ways to incorporate herbs and essential oils. You will receive hands-on experience making these cleaning recipes plus leave with your very own dirt-fighting soft scrub and foaming hand soap mindfully made BY you!

Natural Grocers - 6819 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202

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Learn All About Culinary Salt!

Did you know that salt was so important to the Roman Empire that it was used as currency? And did you know about all the different kinds of salt and it's many uses?

Move beyond the giant container of sea or kosher salt at Costco.  Ben and Jess Anthony of WOOD+SALT are KC's best experts on culinary salts and inventive ways to use them in your kitchen and on your bar cart (very important!)  Join them for an afternoon of tastings, recipes, and the pros/cons of each of the variety of salts used today in kitchens around the world. This is a rare chance to get one-on-one with some of the most interesting culinary makers working in KC right now. Tickets to the demo include a tasting and cocktails.

Howard's Grocery, Cafe and Catering - 1708 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

How to Render Lard

Have you heard about the benefits of cooking with lard?  They are many, both of flavor and of health! And when you're using lard from local, humanely raised animals, you are getting the healthiest and most delicious natural fats available.

Join KCFC staff and Schnecker Farms and learn how to easily render your own lard for pennies on the dollar and sample some delicious home cooking and take a jar home with you!

Howard's Grocery, Cafe and Catering - 1708 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 - View Map

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