Save the Dates!
The Kansas-Side Expo will again be at JCCC on April 2, 2016.
The Missouri-Side Expo will again be at MCC Penn Valley on April 9, 2015
See you next year!
This should give you an idea of how fantastic our 2015 Expos were!
AT THE EXPO
Local, organic produce
Free-range meat & eggs
Free directory of local producers
March 28, 2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Gym
April 11, 2015
9:30 am- 2:30 pm
MCC Penn Valley Community College Gym
Do you know your farmer? Join us at our 17th annual Eat Local & Organic Expos for a chance to meet and buy directly from some of the best local, organic, and free-range farmers in the area. Snatch up early flower and garden seedlings, fresh greens, herbs, free-range meat and eggs and get our free Directory of local organic and free range producers. Getting a subscription to a farm (a CSA) gets you top pick of the best food in town.
Some farmers can accept credit cards and checks, but cash is preferred. There are several ATM’s near JCCC, and also just east of MCC Penn Valley on Main Street.
Workshop for kids of all ages: "Little Sprouts - The Joy and Wonder of Learning How Things Grow"
10:00-10:45 am (at both Expos) - Dayna McDaniel of SeedSavers-KC will welcome kids of all ages to this introduction to seeds, pollination, fruit production and seed harvest. Kids will plant a pot of seeds to grow at home. This hands-on nature activity will give kids and parents alike the basic lessons in the magic of gardening and will give them the tools they need to get growing!
Admission and parking are free. Families are welcome!
Who Can Exhibit?
Farmer vendors must be KCFC members to be eligible to participate in the Expos. If you would like to become a Farmer member click here to apply. Expo registration materials will be available February 1.
If you are a local organization with a focus on sustainability and are interested in possibly tabling at the Expos, contact Craig Volland at 913-334-0556 to get more information. Hurry! Space goes fast and KCFC member farmers and sponsors get tabling priority. (Please, no multi-level marketing organizations.)
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Volunteer with Us
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available both before and during the Expos. Even if you can only commit a small amount of time, we'd love your help! Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Become a Benefactor
If you are a company with a sustainability ethic and a passion for Kansas City, sponsoring the Expos may be the perfect way to reach and expand your client base. Please email Emily@kcfoodcircle.org to start the discussion!
Did You Know?
The Expo is our main event, but we are so much more than that! Become a member of the KC Food Circle and get your discount Eat Local & Organic Dining Card, invitations to members-only forums and farm tours, preserving the harvest classes, farm dinners, happy hours at awesome locally-sourcing restaurants, and more. Come be a part of our community!
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