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Shop farmers’ markets for holiday treats

Celebrate the holidays with locally grown food and treats. Find local farmers markets that offer eggs, vegetables, meat, baked goods, beverages, preserves, treats and locally made gifts.

In the Kansas City/Lawrence area, here are some holiday markets to check out.

Local Markets & Holiday Events

Brookside Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market, Saturday, 9 a.m. – Noon, December 11

Holiday Market, Saturday, […]

Escape to 31 farms on tour this weekend 

Take a day trip to explore family-owned farms, bee ranches, pumpkin patches and vineyards, and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown on 31 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour.

The 17th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 2 and […]

Help harvest produce so others can eat

You can help get fresh, nutritious food to area food pantries for hungry families by volunteering to glean fruits and vegetables at area farms.

After the Harvest needs volunteers for gleaning on several days a week from August through November at farms, orchards and gardens. Drivers are also needed to pick up excess food from farmers markets.

Since […]

Explore organic & regenerative farms on free tour

Venture out to the Miami County Farm Tour to see a slice of farm life and explore an organic lavender farm and a regenerative farmstead. Play with goats and meet alpacas, cows, chickens, sheep, bison and pigs on this free, self-guided, tour in eastern Kansas.

Fourteen farms will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

What’s on the new “Dirty Dozen” produce list?

Which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticides? Here are the top “Dirty Dozen” that experts recommend swapping for organic options, especially for children.

The “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” lists together make up the Environmental Working Group (EWG) annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The list analyzes Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]