Food is Key to a Healthy Community

By Karen Siebert Reduce Hunger. It’s one the goals of Food Day, the nationwide celebration on October 24 to raise awareness of the importance of our food system and the significance of the policies that shape it. But at Harvesters—The Community Food Network, we work to reduce hunger every single day of the year, right [...]

KC Food Day Dinner Party Kit

Are you wondering how you can join in the celebration on Food Day? Why not throw a dinner party?! Nothing beats delicious food, great company and stimulating conversation. Thinking and talking about local food, as well as, sharing the sense of community that food can bring, is what Food Day is all about. We’ve put [...]

AFTER THE HARVEST CELEBRATES 500,000 POUNDS AND ANNOUNCES HARVEST HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER

After the Harvest, a new hunger-relief nonprofit focused on getting fresh fruits and vegetables to feed hungry people, marked the end of its first 100 days of operation on September 19, noting that it has provided more than 500,000 pounds of fresh produce to Harvesters and other area feeding agencies. Living up to its tag [...]

KC Healthy Kids Puts Healthy Celebrations On The Menu In Area Schools

By Beth Low Did you ever give an apple to a favorite teacher? We’re turning that tradition around for Food Day by encouraging area schools to give their students apples instead! More than one third of 6-19 year olds in the US are overweight or obese. Think about that for a minute. It’s ONE IN [...]

Alan Garrison

Alan Garrison, the owner of Windhaven Farms in Holt, Missouri, raised chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigs. On a regular basis, he sold Windhaven’s all natural meat and eggs to The Local Pig butcher shop and several restaurants, including The Farmhouse, The Westside Local and Renee Kelly’s Harvest. He died suddenly at too young an age. [...]

Food Day Kansas City 2013 — Events

FOOD DAY KANSAS CITY 2013 — THIS YEAR’S “REITERATION” Thanks to our munificent partners and site providers, to some keen minds coupled with good grub and wine at our planning committee meetings, to our remarkable engagement with the magazine edible Kansas City, this year’s version of Food Day Greater Kansas City 2013 has far exceeded [...]

Food Day KC at the City Market — Saturday, October 19

FOOD DAY AT THE CITY MARKET — SAT, OCTOBER 19 On October 24 each year, Food Day Kansas City spreads the gospel by strewing Apple Share events throughout the city. Apples are at the core of health — an easy and inexpensive way to chomp on real food, plus they embody a symbol to raise [...]

Waterfire KC

WATERFIRE Designed by award-winning artist Barnaby Evans, WaterFire Kansas City is a unique, multi-sensory experience of music, fire and water. Now in its seventh year, the moving art installation features a stream of mesmerizing bonfires on Brush Creek. This year’s festivities will take place this evening — Saturday, October 12, 2013. WaterFire was originally created [...]

edible Kansas City — A Locavore’s Rag

EDIBLE KANSAS CITY MAGAZINE A quarterly magazine that celebrates the local food scene, producers and artisans of Johnson, Wyandotte and surrounding counties in Kansas as well as Platte, Clay, Cass, Jackson and surrounding counties in Missouri. Since April, 2013, Missouri and Kansas “locavores” have had a magazine to call their own. Brimming with engaging stories, [...]

Mother Earth News Fair — Lawrence, KS — October 12 & 13

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR Interested in producing your own food and shelter as a means to slash those ever-rising home bills and eating better? Find out how at Lawrence’s first Mother Earth News Fair. The event takes place Oct. 12-13 at Watson Park, 727 Kentucky Street. The Fair runs 9 am – 7 pm Saturday [...]