Celebrate Thanksgiving with our Dining Card partners

Several of our Dining Card restaurants are featuring special menus for Thanksgiving carry out - you can pre order what you need whether you are looking for a full meal, or just a few sides. And if you opt to dine out on Thanksgiving, you can visit Affäre which will be open on Thanksgiving Day!

Whether you dine in, carry out, or pre order, you can celebrate Thanksgiving the local, organic, and free-range way and be grateful that KC has such an assortment of incredible farmers, amazing restaurants, and delicious food!

Enjoy!

 

AffäreAffare logo

Affäre will be serving brunch all morning and afternoon as well as a four-course Thanksgiving dinner including Missouri elk brats and pumpkin cheesecake.

 

Can I Have a Bitecanihaveabite

You can pre order an assortment of delicious sides, soups, stuffing, and relish. The perfect accompaniment to your feast. Vegan, paleo, and omnivore options available. (French Green Beans, Butternut Squash Bisque, Roasted Root Vegetables, Pumpkin Pie, Sausage and Walnut Stuffing, Mashed Heirloom Potatoes and Garlic, Cranberry Orange Relish)

 

Eden Alley

Pre order youedenalleyr vegan and soy-free carry-out Thanksgiving Feast! Seitan roast and creamy cauliflower gravy, mini eight-grain dinner rolls with sweet potato butter and our cranberry sauce, kale stuffing, roasted vegetables, roasted potatoes. Order a la carte or as a whole meal.  Orders must be in by 11/21! 

 

Renee Kelly's Harvestreneekellyharvest

Choose from local and free-range turkey, non-GMO chicken, prime rib or meatloaf as well as an assortment of delicious side dishes.

 

Heirloom Bakery & Hearth

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 4.32.14 PMOur friends at Heirloom Bakery will be taking orders for pies (Chocolate Pecan, Honey Apple Thyme, Cranberry Pear Crumble, and Pumpkin), rolls (Challah, Rye, Rosemary Wheat), and more. All orders are due by 6 PM on Friday, November 20 and orders must be placed by phone. Heirloom will be open (bakery and coffee only) on Thanksgiving Day!

 


The Sundry 

sundryOur friends and Expo Sponsors over at The Sundry are offering Thanksgiving carry out - pre order by Monday, 11/23. You can get an entire meal or order a la carte - turkey, sides, rolls, and pie.

Honey of a Bee Party*

You are invited to
Kansas City Food Circle's
Honey of a Bee Party!

Join us on at 2pm, Dec 6th at The Sundry for tea, sweets and to learn all about bees!
You can enjoy a selection of Hugo Teas at our Mad Hatter style tea party while you learn all about beekeeping from our KCFC Member Farmer and Beekeeper, Holly Menning of Small Barn Farm. Sample tarts and cookies or pile your plate with cake and pie (we won't judge) and find out why local honey is better for you and the planet.

Your ticket includes tea, sweets and a jar of honey for you to take with you.
There will be more honey available for purchase.

Get your tickets here

*Mad Hats optional

Honoring our Veteran Member Farmers

November 11 has long been a day to honor the veterans who have bravely served our country.  Of the 118 farmers who are members of the KC Food Circle, 19 farms are run by veterans. In our KCFC family, our veterans are near and dear to our hearts. We would like to pause in recognition and admiration for our farmers’ service to this country. As a way of thanking them for their service, we want to highlight the ways in which their service has contributed to how they feed their neighbors and enrich their community.

One such veteran, Lisa Siegfried of Liberty Hill Farm, gained valuable experience from her time in the Navy from 1993-1997, and then later when she reenlisted and joined the Marines. Her military service has taught her that she is capable of more than she thinks. “It has given me a resilience that I do not see in others," says Lisa. "To be a farmer you have to have grit--and I believe I have that thanks to the military.”

Marie Blankenship, of Marie’s Alpaca Acres, who served in the U.S. Air Force as Logistics Readiness Officer and later Captain, gives advice to veterans who are new to farming: “do your research, talk to other farmers and be willing to take risks to reach your goals. Ten years ago I never thought I would be an alpaca farmer. It has been an interesting journey. I enjoy showing people all the wonderful things you can do with alpaca fleece," says Marie. "Remember, if you decide to start farming there may be a few bumps in the road along the way, but your military service has prepared you to be resilient. Follow your passion!”

Barbara and Bryan Ritter, of Black Dogs Farm, both served as Hospital Corpsmen for United States Navy and offer words of encouragement to new farmers as well.  Bryan believes “with farming comes a great sense of pride in being self-sufficient” as well as being in an occupation where you have the opportunity to feed people. His wife, Barbara, wants veterans to know that becoming a farmer is “soul soothing.  Nothing returns you to nature quite like hands in the soil and tending to animals.”

With sincere gratitude to all our veteran member farmers.

written by Kelsey Hulse, KCFC Intern

It’s Turkey (and Ham) Time!

Let's talk turkey (and ham...and chicken...and roasts!)

If you plan on making the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table something truly remarkable (and not just another factory farmed bird) you need to order your pasture raised birds RIGHT NOW!  These birds are flying out of Farmers' freezers as we speak!

Walnut Crest Ranch

Call Teri at (913)219-4625 to order and arrange to meet in KC for your patured raised bird. Update: only 10 left!

Bauman's Cedar Valley Farms

We raise hormone and antibiotic free turkeys which are fed all-natural feeds. Call 785-448-2239 to order. Or find them at The Merc in Lawrence. Update: only about 15 left!

David's Pasture

We raise turkeys with strictly local, non-GMO grains, with minerals and probiotics. " target="_blank">Email to place your order (or get on the waiting list). Pick up at their farm in Concordia or at the Brookside Farmers MarketUpdate: sold out

Farrar Family Farm

Our turkeys are free ranged so that they are able to pick and choose their favorite goodies to eat, just like turkeys do in nature. These birds are also allowed access to a local, non-gmo feed, this way they have all they need to grow into a healthy bird for your Thanksgiving table.

They might already be sold out as of this posting, but you can " target="_blank">email to get on the wait list. Update: sold out

Spring Creek Farm (Lawrence area)

Pastured, free-range turkey! to order and discuss pickup locations. Update: sold out

Synergistic Acres

These pasture-raised heritage birds can be picked up on the farm. " target="_blank">Email them to order. Update: a dozen #7 to #10 turkeys still available! 913-735-GROW (Call/Text)

 

Turkey not your thing, but you still need to put something on the table on November 26?

Search Find Farmers on our website. Look under the pork or beef category. There are hams and roasts waiting to go home with you.