Monday, December 17, 2007

FARMERS EXHIBITION 2008

There will be two event for the 2008 Farmers Exhibition: March 29 at the Shawnee Civic Center in Shawnee, Kansas and another one on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center in Independence, Missouri just east of Independence Square

If you are farmer who meets the listed qualifications and who wishes to participate, you need to request registration materials. KC Food Circle member producers will automatically receive registration materials. The deadline for registration is March 9, 2008

FARMERS EXHIBITION 2008
Find New Customers in KC for Your High Quality Produce and Free Range Meats
Saturday, March 29, 2008:
9:00 AM – 2 PM, Shawnee Civic Centre

Saturday, April 5, 2008:
9:30 Am - 2:30 PM, Roger T. Sermon Community Center

This event is organized by the Kansas City Food Circle, a Project of Heart of America Action Linkage (a 501c3) non-profit organization), and co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Kansas City Greens, the Food Circles Networking Project of the Missouri Extension, Growing Growers and others. We will be advertising the availability of organic vegetables on-site and by subscription, free range meats, seedlings and plants, the new Food Circle Producers Directory and info on gardening and sustainable agriculture.

Qualifications. You are a local producer…within 150 miles of KC, or talk to us if you are further away. Farmers need not be certified organic but need to use organic growing methods for fruits and vegetables. For meats and dairy: use no growth promotants or hormones, no antibiotics and animal byproducts in feed, and animals must have ample access to a healthy, outdoor environment (free range). Pastured poultry qualifies.

Cost. $35.00 for a six-foot table and $55.00 for two six-foot tables provided by us. This fee may be reduced if we get enough contributions. For more information contact Craig Volland at 913-334-0556.

REQUEST FOR REGISTRATION MATERIALS
Name _______________________________________________________________________
Farm Name __________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address ______________________________________________________________
Email address ________________________________________________________________

Please also send info on the 2008 Kansas City Food Circle Directory of Local Organic and Natural Food Producers.

Registration materials will be mailed about Feb 1, 2008.

Mail this form to Craig Volland, 609 N. 72nd St, Kansas City, Ks. 66112 or send by email to Craig Volland: hartwood2@mindspring.com.

2 comments:

Kansas City Food Circle said...

Yes, EAT LOCAL! Expo 2008 (our 10th Annual Farmers Exhibition) will be a jam-packed double-header this year, tailor-made for conscientious eaters.

Workshops on nutrition, sustainable growing methods, and chef's demos are scheduled.

Attendance peaked at over 1100 visitors to the Shawnee event alone last year, and we expect to see many more in 2008.

Stan Slaughter, eco-troubadour, will be on hand. Locavores and localvores, bring your kids, your neighbors, teachers and students to see, taste, listen and learn about organic, naturally-grown, free range and sustainable foods.

Sign up for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares while you are at the Expo, to ensure that you and your family have access to some of the healthiest food in the region.

Get to know our local growers, farmers markets, other vendors and organizations. It's educational!

Kansas City Food Circle said...

come to our
Eleventh Annual
Eat Local !
Exhibition of Farmers

BUY DIRECT from LOCAL FAMILY FARMERS


• High quality, organic veggies on-site & by CSA subscription
• Free range meat and eggs
• Organic Veggie seedlings and plants for your spring garden
• Free Directory of Local Producers
• Original music by Eco-Troubadour, Stan Slaughter

Saturday, March 28, 2009
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Dr. Shawnee, Kansas
(2 miles east of I-435)
and
Saturday, April 4, 2009
9:15 am to 2:00 pm
Roger T. Sermon Community Center
Truman & Noland Rd., Independence, Missouri
(1 ½ miles west of US 291)

FREE Workshop at both sites starting at 9:30am:
“How to Buy Local - CSA’s and Organic Farmers Markets”


For more info call
KC Food Circle @ 913-334-0556
Free Admission - www.KCFoodCircle.org - Free Parking