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KCFC Holiday Gift Guide

Would you like some ideas for unique and delicious gifts to give to the food fanatic in your life? Let us help! You can find something to surprise and delight your loved ones while also supporting local farmers, artisans and businesses - these are gifts we can all feel good about! #eatlocalkc



 

KC Food Circle Membership - 2016

Give the gift of KCFC Membership - it's the ticket to fun with good food in the new year. Our members enjoy farm-to-table dinners, discounts on classes and workshops, unique pop up events that feature local, organic food from our member farmers - oh, and farm tours, too! This is the gift that keeps giving all year long and provides your friends and family with a chance to learn about and enjoy local, organic, and free-range food.

 


BADSEED Holiday Fiesta Farmers Market - December 18

1909 McGee St, KCMO 64109 • 4:00-9:00 pm

Party with your favorite farmers at Badseed's holiday market fiesta! "Holiday Cheer" will include (on the house) Irish Whiskey and freshly whipped organic cream - perfect for spiking your locally roasted coffee from Red Headed Philosopher & Cafe Noble! The annual FARM BASKET RAFFLE will take place promptly at 6 PM. The winner receives a mouth-watering Farm Basket full of goodies from ALL the vendors including meats, cheese, eggs, organic produce, rustic bread, baked goods, and more.

Featured Products: Grass-Fed Beef & Lamb, All-Natural Pork, Free-Range Eggs, Gourmet Mushrooms, Artisan Sheep's Milk Cheese, Aged Goat & Cow's Milk Cheese, Rustic Breads, Wholesome Baked Goods, Winter Vegetables & Roots, Sweet Potatoes, Mean Greens, Jams & Jellies, Freshly-Milled Flour, Missouri Pecans & Black Walnuts, Micro-roasted Coffee, Luscious Soaps & Body Products, Hand-made Crafts and more.

Cultivate KC will be on hand selling their new, limited edition Charlie Hustle t-shirts, too; those would make a great gift as well! You can also buy them online here.


Special Offers from KCFC Member Farmers

Green Dirt Farm is offering Cheese of the Season subscriptions - Give the Gift of the Seasons with Four Shipments of Local Cheese all year long. 15% discount until Dec 31 - code available via Facebook.

Schenker Family Farms offers delicious meats, jams, and salsas all year long - and unique gift bundles as well - Summer Sausage Snack Box or the Nature’s Kiss Gift Box (vegetarian).


From Our Featured Retailers

Heirloom Bakery & Hearth 

401 E 63rd St, KCMO 64113 • 816-492-7259 • www.heirloomkc.com

The holidays are in full swing at Heirloom where all of their baked goods are made fresh daily, using local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. They have a holiday menu online and will be open right up until Christmas Eve morning. They have all the goodies you need for gifts, parties and dinners. 

 

Local Pig

2618 Guinotte Ave, KCMO 64120 • 816-200-1639 • www.thelocalpig.com

In addition to the full array of local and free-range meats, Local Pig also offers great gift ideas including t-shirts, honey, butter, other accompaniments as well as classes like Whole Hog Butchering, Sausage Making, etc. Purchase gift certificates online at www.thelocalpig.com.

 

The Sundry

1706 Baltimore Ave, KCMO 64108 • 816-527-0459 • www.thesundry.com

The Sundry Market & Kitchen is a neighborhood market with a restaurant quality kitchen that offers a complete selection of grocery essentials including high-quality produce and meats grown by local farmers, handcrafted items made in-house, and many other unique, made in Kansas City products. Here you can get food for your feast as well as treats for gift giving. Ask them about their custom gift baskets! PS: Their cheese making class on Dec 20 would make a great gift! 

In fact, here’s a fantastic list of cheese-themed gifts - this holiday go beyond the store-bought cheese basket and give a gift of local sheep cheese, a cheese-making class or a how-to book to make your own. From our friends at Greenability


Our Restaurants

A great gift idea is a gift certificate to one of the amazing local restaurants that sources from our farmers. Check out our full list here. And don't forget - Affäre will be open on Christmas Day and the Eden Alley cookbook would make a great gift, too!

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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!

 

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

 

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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.

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Celebrate July 4th the Local, Organic Way

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 4.34.11 PMGet ready to celebrate your Fourth of July holiday the local, organic, and free-range way! Stop by our favorite farmers markets and retailers this week to get delicious goods from #kcfcmember farmers. And check out a Fourth of July celebration at one of our member farms!

Our list of ALL area Farmers Markets is HERE. And our list of Featured Organic Farmers Markets is HERE. You can shop the Waldo market on Wednesday, 3:00-7:00. There are two markets on Friday: Ivanhoe (3700 Woodland) from 5:00-7:00 and Badseed (19th and McGee) from 4:00-9:00. There are also two markets on Saturday: KC Organics and Natural Market at Minor Park is from 8:00-12:30; Brookside Farmers Market (63rd and Wornall) runs from 8:00-1:00.

11411736_998685796817223_3251952550466598482_oNote: Brookside is offering a special customer appreciation drawing to show gratitude for your continued support of their local farmers! With each purchase you make on Saturday you can get your name entered into a drawing for a fair trade basket filled with $100 of goodies from the farmers and vendors. There will be two baskets raffled off. Stop by and buy for your chance to win! 

There are several grocery stores and shops around town where you can find some local, organic goods. Look for the names of your favorite #KCFCMember farmers at our Featured Retailers as well as other fine grocery stores around town. And don't forget to preorder your baked goods from Heirloom Bakery and Hearth in Brookside - they'll be closing early on Saturday the 4th, but will have lots of delicious local and organic treats for your festivities. Click HERE for their Fourth of July Menu.

Our #KCFCMember Cobinesteinz Farm in Bucyrus, Kansas will be hosting a Fourth of July party on their farm! Come see the farm and enjoy an evening with friends and a spectacular fireworks show. The event starts at 4:00. For more details click HERE.

Last but not least, here are some great summertime recipes, too!

- Red, White and Blue Veggie kabob - http://foodandfam.com/red-white-blue-veggie-kabobs/

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and share pictures of your local, organic, and free-range Independence Day feast with the hashtag #eatlocalkc.

Have a safe, happy, and delicious holiday weekend!

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This Weekend! Maker Faire and Urban Grown Farms and Gardens Tour

Our fabulous KCFC Member Farmers will be participating in two big events this weekend! Won't you come on out and join the fun? We'd love to see you!

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Maker Faire KC - June 27, 28

The 5th Annual Maker Faire is back at Union Station this weekend! Several of our farmers will be on hand - we've got some genuine makers in our midst! There will be a soap demo, info on worm composting, aquaponics, and seed-saving, and a virtual beehive!

Our KC Food Circle tent will feature a couple of our sponsors, markets, and partners - Harvesters, Wood & Salt, Seed Savers KC, Bread of Life, Waldo Farmers Market and Brookside Farmers Market - and a whole bunch of our KCFC Member Farmers, including Buds and Berries (Wisely Farms), Adams Osage Ridge, Antioch Urban Growers, Black Dogs Farm, Homestead Hill, Maries Alpaca Acres, Smoky Hills, Borgmans Dairy, Fruitful Hills, Stony Crest Urban Farm, Small Barn Farm, and Pearly Gates. Old Wood Farm (Antique Woods) will also be in attendance at Maker Faire.

Come make • create • craft • build & play with us! The Faire is 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. Details at MakerFairekc.com.

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Urban Grown Farms and Gardens Tour - June 27, 28

Cultivate KC has prepared another amazing roster of urban farms and gardens to tour for this year's Urban Grown event! We're proud to have 6 of our folks on the list!

As you're planning your Urban Grown self-guided tour, be sure to stop by and see our KCFC Member Farmers!

  • City Bitty Farm - 9615 Grandview Road, KCMO 64137
  • Gibbs Road Farm- 4223 Gibbs Road, KCK 66106
  • Juniper Gardens Training Farm (New Roots for Refugees) - 100 Richmond Avenue, KCK 66101
  • Niles Garden (one of our Featured Organic Farmers Markets!) - 1911 E 23rd Street, KCMO 64127
  • Urban Farming Guys - 1121 Myrtle Avenue, KCMO 64127
  • Urbavore Urban Farm - 5500 Bennington Avenue, KCMO 64129

Like our friends at Cultivate KC say, Urban Grown is much more than a tour. It's a celebration of the good food growing in our city! And it's an amazing and fun way to get to know the folks who grow your food. Come see for yourself! The Tour is 9-4 on Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. Details at CultivateKC.org.

Note: KCFC Eater Members get discounted tickets! Single tickets are regularly $8 but you can get a $3 KCFC Member Discount. Email to get your discount code.