blue bird bistro - farmers' table - 1/17/2009

farmers' table at blue bird bistro
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
reservations 6pm tp 9pm 816-221-7559 or bluebird.events@yahoo.com

start with aperitif and hors d’oeurves as you mingle and visit with Diana Endicott from Good Nature Family Farms
be seated for five courses of all local culinary delight

Good Nature Family Farms farmhouse cheese custard filled with Campo Lindo Farm chicken, local turnip greens and Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture garlic, garnished with Western Hills Produce Farm chive oil

savory Organic Way Farm blackberry soup topped with Thane Palmberg Farm turnip latika

Missouri Northern Pecan encrusted fingerling sweet potatoes from Thane Palmberg Farm atop Beau Solais Farm mushrooms and drizzled with Beau Solais Farm pea shoot puree

Hearty house made local egg noodles simmered in a brown sauce with Good Natured Family Farms all natural beef and local winter squash

finish with a Wood Mood Gardens' pear and house made Good Nature Family Farms milk ricotta cobbler

Growing Growers Apprenticeship Program - 2009


Click to download the printable flyer...

The 2009 Growing Growers Apprenticeship Program
is now accepting

applications.


The deadline is March 1st, but earlier application is strongly
recommended.

The apprenticeship program offers a doorway into sustainable growing by giving participants experience with day to day operations (work!) on area farms, plus access to workshops, farm tours and one-on-one training from their host farmer.

Apprenticeships can be paid or volunteer, and host farms are located on both sides of the state line, in many different locals. Our twenty-two host farms reflect the diversity of sustainable, local ag: from a sheep dairy, to an urban, organic vegetable farm, to a grower of native and heirloom fruit, to rural farms complete with barn, cornfields and cattle.

Apprentices too are diverse: from high school students to retirees, our past apprentices have successfully worked and learned - whether they had a background in farming or not.

There are thousands of books about sustainable agriculture, but nothing prepares you for farming like working on a farm. Both hard work and learning are unavoidable.

So if you, or anyone you know is considering becoming a farmer/grower, please send them to:

www.GrowingGrowers.org

or have them email: growers (@) ksu.edu

or call: (816) 805-0362

We have an informational flyer that you are welcome to print and post anywhere you think it might be seen by possible apprentices.

Also, if there are any farms out there that would like to participate as host farms, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Laura Christensen
Growing Growers Training Program
35230 W 135th St.
Olathe, KS 66061
http://www.growinggrowers.org
Tel: 816 805 0362