You are what you eat header image 2

Roundup: Tours, tastes, turkeys

March 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Roundup

SAREPeople from across the country interested in sustainable agriculture are touring various locations today as part of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) national conference. They include Lawrence favorites Local Burger, Wakarusa Valley Farm, Pendleton’s Country Market, Amy’s Meats and the less-well-known but important Wild Onion Farm.

A taste of Kansas. Scroll to the bottom of this story in the Hutchinson News to see the Kansas fare legislators ate at the Kansas Ag Day. I can’t blame them for sampling the food from the little guys instead of from National Beef Packing or Tyson (both big players in the state), but you wonder why they did, given the agribiz bent of many lawmakers.

Stalking turkey. I’m not into hunting, but it’s big in Kansas, and the spring turkey hunt is about to begin.

Meet and eat. The Kansas City Food Circle is having its 10th annual farmers exhibition for those interested in meeting their local growers. It’s this Saturday, March 29, in Shawnee, and the following weekend, April 5, in Independence. (The web site is a jumble, but all the info is there.)

Films for Action.smallMovie opportunity. Don’t miss the screening of “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil,” (see on Monday, March 31, at the ECM building in Lawrence. It’s a fascinating film, based on my viewing of part of it. For more information on this screening and several other environmental movies next week, check out Films for Action.

Get growing. The Kansas City Growing Growers program has a full slate of workshops (PDF) for 2008 aimed at new or potential producers of local food.


No Comments so far ↓

Like gas stations in rural Texas after 10 pm, comments are closed.