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Roundup: Urban gardens, food terms, wonders

June 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Farmers markets, Food in the news, Roundup

urbtourGet set for garden tour. The “Food from the City, for the City” tour of 30 food-producing gardens and market farms in the Kansas City is on Sunday. Put it on your calendar, and if you attend, let us know here. I probably won’t be able to make it, but I’d love to get your thoughts on it if you go. The tour is sponsored by the nonprofit Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture. Tour tickets are $5 per person or $12 per family, and runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. The tour’s site has been updated, and you can find information about the farms and related activities. An interactive map is now available too. And remember, pretour events are going on all week. (KC Urban Farms and Gardens Tour)

What’s “homegrown”? Ever wonder what “natural” and other such terms mean that you may see at the local farmers market? K-State food experts fill us in. (KSU Research & Extension News)

cuisinesmLawrence restaurants rate. Two local restaurants get the nod as among the 8 Wonders of Kansas Cuisine. WheatFields, which I love, and Free State Brewing Co., make Lawrence the only place to land two establishments on the list. (Lawrence Journal World and Wichita Eagle, which describes all the winning restaurants)

Old news but more detail. Although it’s old news (we noted it May 28) that 11 Kansas farmers markets provide for Vision card (aka food stamps) use, the High Plains Journal provides more information. (HPJ)

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