EAT LOCAL & Organic! - Kansas City Food Circle's 13th Annual Exhibition of Farmers - starts SATURDAY, March 26th at 9:30am - Independence, MO


EAT LOCAL! & Organic
EXPOs 2011

RAIN, SNOW or SHINE
…these EXPOs will be FINE.

Two (2) Saturdays

March 26th, 2011 – in Independence, MOEAT LOCAL! & Organic EXPO - KCFC's Annual Exhibition of  Farmers

EAT LOCAL! & Organic EXPO - KCFC's Annual Exhibition of  FarmersApril 2nd, 2011 – in Shawnee, KS

KCFC’s 13TH Annual Exhibition of Farmers
EAT LOCAL! (& Organic) Expos 2011

Hungry for the green of spring? Kick off the farmers market season at the Eat Local! (& Organic) expos. Meet and buy direct from local, organic farmers and vendors. Learn how to buy, preserve and dish up seasonal food in our free workshops. Snatch up early seedlings, fresh greens, free-range meat & eggs and our free local, organic producers directory. Get farmers market and CSA information. Admission and parking are free.

Note: The order of the expos has changed this year. Independence (MO) is first… Shawnee (KS) is second.

Help us to get the word out…
…click on our FLYER for a BIG, printable .PDF! (2MB)

Saturday, March 26Kansas City Food Circle - EAT LOCAL! & Organic EXPO - Flyer  2011
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Roger T. Sermon Community Center
Truman & Noland Rd., Independence, MO

Saturday, April 2
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS

Join us for:

  • Local, organic produce
  • Free-range meat & eggs
  • Vegetable seedlings
  • CSA information & sign-up
  • Free directory of local producers
  • Free workshops

Free parking ~ Free admission

Free How-To Workshops at the Independence Expo
(Scroll further down for the Shawnee workshops.)

Buy It, Eat It! 9:30-10:30 a.m., North Room, upstairs
Learn how to buy direct from family farms using CSAs, farmers markets, buying clubs and co-ops from Season Burnett, Kansas City CSA Coalition Director, and Emily Akins, KCFC Co-Coordinator.

Can It, Freeze It!
10:45-11:45 a.m., South Room, upstairs
University of Missouri Extension Expert Karen Elliot shows you how to enjoy the fresh, delicious taste of local, organic food year-round. Bring your pressure canner gauges and the extension will check them for free during expo hours before and after the workshop. (Experts recommend you have your pressure canner gauges checked at least once per year.)

Dish It Up! 12-1 p.m., North Room, Upstairs
blue bird bistro owner Jane Zieha shares her secrets for delectable seasonal dishes at our Independence expo only.

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Free How-To Workshops at the Shawnee Expo
(Scroll up for the Independence workshops.)

Buy It, Eat It! 9:30-10:30 a.m., Little Theatre, just inside the Civic Center’s main doors
Learn how to buy direct from family farms using CSAs, farmers markets, buying clubs and co-ops from Season Burnett, Kansas City CSA Coalition Director, and Emily Akins, KCFC Co-Coordinator.

Can It, Freeze It! 11:00-12:00, Little Theatre, just inside the Civic Center’s main doors
University of Missouri Extension Expert Karen Elliot shows you how to enjoy the fresh, delicious taste of local, organic food year-round. Bring your pressure canner gauges and the extension will check them for free during expo hours before and after the workshop. (Experts recommend you have your pressure canner gauges checked at least once per year.)

Dish It Up! 12:30-1:30 p.m., Little Theatre, just inside the Civic Center’s main doors
Local Burger chef and owner Hilary Brown shares her delicious secrets for cooking local, organic fare at our Shawnee expo only.


We heartily thank our wonderful expo sponsors:

  • Sierra Club
  • FreshConnect.com
  • Whole Foods Market Local Vendors Program
  • Greens KC
  • KKFI 90.1FM
  • Food Circles Networking Project – Missouri Extension (MU)
  • Growing Growers Kansas City

Kansas City Food Circle is a non-profit organization connecting local eaters and
local, organic, free-range growers for over 20 years.
Do you have questions about our programs, membership, donations,
volunteering or how to pick a ripe tomato?
Please contact us at
coordinators (a) kcfoodcircle . org

913-620-8427

NO MO GMO - Rally for the Right to KNOW... Truth in Labeling rally on the Plaza (KCMO) Saturday, 10:30am, March 26th, 2011


IF you, like us, are all about TRUTH IN LABELING and ultimately getting GMO/GE (Genetically Modified/Genetically Engineered) products out of our diet...

IF
you care enough to make a difference...

IF you aren't coming to the KC Food Circle EAT LOCAL! & Organic EXPO in Independence on Saturday...*

SHOW UP ON THE PLAZA AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Time
Saturday, March 26 · 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Location
Country Club Plaza Downtown Kansas City, MO

More Info
We want Truth in Labeling so we will know what is in the foods we are buying. This rally will coincide with the national Rally being held in Washington, DC. Everyone is encouraged to attend! Please visit our Millions Against Monsanto Kansas or Missouri page on Facebook for discussions and updates.

These are our demands:

1. We have the right to know
& want GMOs labeled.

2. We want factory farmed
animal products labeled

3. We want independent, long-term
studies done on the safety of GMOs.

4. We want organics preserved.


Where: At the fountain across from M&S Grill.

When: Noon to 3pm

Bring information fliers, dvds, yourself, your voice and whatever you can and need to help spread information about GMOs and Monsanto and how we want our right to know what is in our food!



* We have a NO MO GMO mini-rally planned at the EXPO, too.



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Message Recipients:
Barack Obama (D), President
Cindy Smith, Administrator
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary

SAMPLE LETTER:

I am writing to urge you not to deregulate a new generation of super-toxic GM crops designed to survive repeated sprayings of the herbicide 2,4-D (a component of the notorious poison Agent Orange).

Monsanto and Dow are promoting these toxic varieties after their first generation of herbicide-resistance Frankencrops generated a growing army of superweeds.

For farmers who were told RoundUp Ready crops would make weed control easier, the super-weeds have been an absolute nightmare. Nearly half of farmers have a problem with these weeds, forcing them to spend more money and time to come back and spray crops with ever more deadly pesticide combinations.

But for Monsanto, Dow and other chemical companies, it's just an opportunity to sell more pesticides. 2,4-D, one of the pesticides Monsanto supplied to the military during the Vietnam War for use in Agent Orange, is linked with cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive problems, neurotoxicity, kidney and liver damage, and birth and developmental defects.

Deregulation of 2,4-D tolerant crops would only increase the use of this dangerous pesticide.

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