Treat Yourself!

We know how it is this time of year.  You give and you shop and you bake and you are being super thoughtful about everybody you love.  Which is awesome!  But we think you deserve nice things, too.  Why not treat yourself with the best locally grown food around?  And if you high-five a farmer in the meantime, who are we to judge? What? You don't have a farmer?  Let's get you one!

Turkey Time!

We know you are just getting into the groove of pumpkin spice everything, and are more concerned with the upcoming sugar-fest than with Thanksgiving.  But if you want to get in on the best bird for your table, reserve it now, while you still can!  Then you can go raid the trick or treat stash without a care.  Want to go your own way and ditch the traditional bird?  We can hook you up with the perfect ham.  Go ahead, treat yourself!
Barham Family Farms- white and bronze breasted (sold out)
Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms- humanely raised (only a few left)
Bonnie View Farm- pasture raised (only a few left)
David's Pure Pastures- pasture raised (sold out of whole turkeys, but has breasts and thighs)
Farrar Family Farm- pasture raised (only a few left)
New Song Farm- heritage breed, pasture raised (a variety of sizes still available)
Wells Family Farm- humanely raised, available in City Market

Harvest Hootenanny! Nov 5th!

It is time to celebrate the end of an amazing year! And we can't think of a better place than Green Dirt Farm.

There will be a tour and cheese tasting with Green Dirt Farm. Afterwards we are gathering with some of our favorite chef & maker friends for amazing food, delicious beverages, and yard games.

BBQ will feature food grown and produced by our member farmers, local beer and other beverages. There will be vegetarian options available.

Kids Under 12 - Free to attend

DATE AND TIME

Sun, November 5, 2017

12:00 PM – 6:30 PM CST

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LOCATION

Green Dirt Farm

Weston, Mo

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Salsa Gardening for Kids – May 13

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.

DATE AND TIME

Sat, May 13, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

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LOCATION

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

505 N Dudgeon St.

Independence, MO 64050

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Now Accepting Pre-orders for Expo Pick Up

Want to make your Mom proud? Serve the best Easter dinner ever, by starting with the best ingredients. Ham or lamb from the store?! Not with your pro skills and farmer friends helping you find the tastiest, most humanely-raised meat for your feast.

Reserve yours now, and pick up at the Expo! (Or make arrangements to meet your farmer and get it later.)

Schenker Farms (beef roasts, lamb, ham)

Farrar Family Farm (beef & pork)

Wells Family Farm (beef, pork, lamb)

Parker Farms Natural Meats (pork & beef)

Red Team Farm (beef & pork roasts)

Mine Creek Farm (hams)

Pinwheel Farm (lamb)

Black Dogs Farm (lamb)

March 25-Eat Local Expo

March 25
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Gym, Overland Park, KS
12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210

Do you know your farmer?

Join us at our 19th annual Eat Local & Organic Expos for a chance to meet and buy directly from some of the best local, organic, and free-range farmers in the area. Snatch up early flower and garden seedlings, fresh greens, herbs, free-range meat and eggs and get our free Directory of local organic and free range producers. Getting a subscription to a farm (a CSA) gets you top pick of the best food in town.

Pop-up Workshop "How to Eat Local and Organic" 

Starting at 10:00 and held every hour on the hour, these 15 minute workshops will empower you with all of our best tips for making the most of the bounty available to us in the midwest!

There is no fee to attend. Open to the public.

For more info visit http://eatlocalexpokc.com

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Tomatoes 101- March 12

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

Class time: 11a-1p

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It’s National CSA day!

Spring is right around the  corner, which means it's time to starting thinking about all of the the amazing local, organic, and free-range food to be had right here in KC! And it's not just for veggie lovers anymore.  Many farmers have a meat option if that's what you are looking for.

Want to know what all the fuss is about?  How to you make sure and get your own piece of the pie (so to speak!)

Visit All About CSAs.  Each farm only has a limited number of subscriptions available, so sign up soon!

Feb 21- Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase

The Slow Money Showcase is an easy way to see Slow Money at work. We've selected five people with strong projects--some from the Douglas County area and some from the KC area. These people work to heal our planet through creating good environmental businesses. The projects include; farmers and ranchers waiting to expand, a pay-as-you-go cafe, and an event space that uses local produce. We've invited them to give an eight minute presentation to a room full of potential investors, environmental enthusiasts, and Slow Money supporters.

Visit http://www.slowmoneynekansas.org for more info.