Food Day Kansas City 2014 – Apple Share

You’re the apple of my eye. An apple for the teacher. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

The apple as a positive image is pervasive in our culture. And it just so happens that it’s plentiful in Missouri and Kansas in October. With our trees bursting with fresh, crisp locally grown fruit, apples seemed like the obvious choice around which to develop Kansas City’s signature Food Day event.

2014 will be the third year for Apple Share, an event for which volunteers fan out around Greater Kansas City handing out free local apples and encouraging people to Eat Real! This Food Day tradition celebrates the apple as a great example of real food. Healthy. Local. Portable. Resilient. Tasty. Versatile.

Here in Greater Kansas City, the apple just might become the symbol of a movement—a  movement focused on enjoying fresh, locally grown foods and supporting a strong and fair food system that is accessible to everyone.

How do you like them apples?

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