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    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 [...]

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Food Day – October 24, 2014

Food Day is a celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainable food, and a campaign for better food policies. It seeks to:

Promote safer, healthier diets

Support sustainable and organic farms

Reduce hunger

Reform factory farms to protect the environment and animals

Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers

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Food Day KC Blog

Root (Turnip) Time

An aside too often neglected at our tables. True to form, the turnip (Brassica rapa) is a root vegetable of humble, unknown origins. While firmly entrenched as a domestic crop in Hellenistic and Roman times, evidence of earlier ancestry is rife with speculation. A root without established roots. Neither baby momma nor baby daddy nor [...]

West End Stampede — A Food Walk (Saturday, October 20)

Since 1968, Westport Cooperative Services (WCS) has assisted over 200,000 Kansas Citians in the areas of senior care, education, health care, hunger, housing, childcare, domestic violence and community relations. The mission of Westport Cooperative Services is to encourage and develop cooperative solutions to community needs in the Kansas City Metro area. On Saturday, October 20 [...]

Walnut Season Approaches

Walnuts are edible seeds harvested from deciduous trees of the genus Juglans: the Persian walnut a/k/a English walnut, Juglans regia and the black walnut, Juglans nigra. (This post will talk English walnuts as they are much favored here.) Walnuts are rounded, single-seeded stone fruits enclosed in a leathery green, fleshy, inedible husk. Inside the husk [...]