blue bird bistro - FARMERS' TABLE - Saturday, August 7th - 6-9pm

farmers' table

Saturday, August 7, 2010

$45 per person

reservations from 6pm to 9pm 816-221-7559

start with an aperitif and hors d'oeuvres as you mingle and visit with our
summer farmers

be seated for five courses of all local culinary delight

special seating at 7:45pm for anyone wanting to dine with the farmers

Campo Lindo Farm ballotine of chicken filled with Rain's Farm hertiage pork sausage
Thane Palmberg Farm 'greens' - a savory cucumber ice cream quenelle, apuree of green tomatoes and okra chips

flight of Nature's Choice Farm basils including spicy, thai, holy and red
with heirloom pomm frits

New Grass Bison tenderloin in a pool of Wood Mood Garden heirloom tomato ragout, accented with Thane Palmberg Farm green beans
finish with frothy cream Wood Mood Garden raspberry, their beet custard and a blue bird bistro garden thin mint crisp
vegetarian option - $45 wine pairing - $20

follow our year of farmers' tables at


West-Central MO Farm Tour - August 10th - 4pm

Missouri Vegetable Growers Association
University of Missouri Extension

invite you to the


August 10

4 pm - rain or shine

Learn from other growers, share ideas, and promote good practices.

Evening Snack Provided!

RSVP Before 8/3 to:


or batesma (@) missouri . edu

Tour begins at Buckeye Acres at 4 pm.

Bring a bottle of water and dress for the weather.

Carpooling is encouraged.

Tour stops are:

Buckeye Acres

91 NE 600th Rd., Warrensburg


Since the early 1980’s

Greenhouse for transplants

1 acre high tunnel

U-Pick blueberries

CSA and Farmer’s Market

Wood Mood Gardens

20987 Hwy. 20, Higginsville


Organic since 1994

Variety Vegetables



Beckner’s Orchard

8560 Apple Tree Rd., Lexington



Sweet Corn


Fahrmeier Farms

9364 Mitchell Trail, Lexington


Commercial Veg. Production

Haygrove High Tunnels

Produce Packing Shed

Vineyard & Winery


Marlin Bates,

Horticulture Specialist,

University of Missouri

Extension at:

(816) 270-2141 or

batesma (@) missouri . edu

Mary Hendrickson, Ph.D

Extension Associate Professor

Director, Food Circles Networking Project

University of Missouri Extension

200 B Gentry Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Tele: 573-882-7463


foodNow - a GALA fundraiser for local non-profits, promoting local food initiatives in Greater Kansas City - SATURDAY, August 28th, 2010

foodNow is an all-volunteer gala where local farmers and local chefs come together to bring a unique local food experience to the West Bottoms, home of the roots of agriculture in the Midwest. We are raising money and awareness for local, healthier eating.

Eat with the Locals
6:30pm to 10:00pm


Up on the roof of 1300 West 13th Street, you will share in wine, small bites, the silent auction, and an amazing view. As sunset approaches, you will be ushered down to find a seat at the table in the street for a dinner of all-local food.


Proceeds from the gala go to 501(c)(3) not-for-profits working for local, healthier eating. This year's beneficiaries are the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture, the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, and Kansas City Community Gardens.


See also:

Kansas City Community Gardens Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition