A locavore's delight, the annual KC Food Circle EXPOs are a high point for local foodies in the Greater Kansas City Area ~ with new growers displaying and selling at the Exhibition, and with over a dozen new producers in our updated 2010 Directory, it is no wonder that we are attracting more and more to these events every year.
EATERS - bring your LOCAL FOOD questions, your appetite for knowledge, your friends and family for a day of greening...
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Kansas City Food Circle’s 12th Annual Exhibition of Farmers
2010 EAT LOCAL! Expo
Saturday ~ April 3
BUY DIRECT from LOCAL FAMILY FARMERS
High-quality, organic veggies on-site & by CSA subscription
Free-range meat and eggs
Organic veggie seedlings and plants for your spring garden
Free Kansas City Food Circle Directory of Local Producers
Original music by Eco-Troubadour Stan Slaughter
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Roger T. Sermon Community Center, Truman & Noland Rd., Independence, Missouri
(1 ½ miles west of US 291)
FREE PUBLIC ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
FREE local food workshops at both sites, featuring: “How to Buy Local – CSA’s and Organic Farmers Markets” (see details below)
For more info, call KC Food Circle @ 913-334-0556 or 913-620-8427.
Free How-To Workshops
At the Independence Expo- April 3
Buy It, Eat It!
Learn how to get local, organic and free-range food direct from family farms using CSAs, farmers markets, buying clubs and co-ops.
Can It, Freeze It!
University of Missouri’s Nutrition & Health Education Specialist Karen Elliot shows you how to preserve local, seasonal produce so you can enjoy its health benefits and great taste all year. Feel free to bring in the pressure gauge on your dial pressure canner. They will be tested for free for one hour following the workshop.
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Dish It Up!
Justus Drugstore Chef and Owner Jonathan Justus shares his passion and tips for local, seasonal cuisine.
noon - 1 p.m.
- Sierra Club
- Food Circles Networking Project – Missouri Extension
- Local Foods Project – K-State Extension
- Greens KC
- Whole Foods – Local Vendor Program
- Society of the Precious Blood
- Fresh Food Express
- Fresh Connect KC
- Green Sanctuary at All Souls UU Church (KCMO)