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Try 5 ways to freeze more & waste less

Your freezer could be the secret to keeping ingredients fresh, saving money, and reducing food waste.
Imagine buying five bags of groceries, dropping two in the parking lot, and walking away. An unlikely scenario, but consider this: About 40 percent of all food produced in the United States does not get eaten. And collectively, consumers are […]

November 29th, 2023|Local and Organic Food, Recycling & Waste|0 Comments

Find local food for a Thanksgiving feast

This Thanksgiving, elevate your holiday feast with local food. Discover where to find local turkeys, farmers markets, and wineries to create a delicious meal that champions the efforts of hardworking local growers and makers in the community.

There are many ways to bring local food to your meal from the turkey to the cheese board. Opting for local […]

November 8th, 2023|Local and Organic Food|0 Comments

Plant now for a bountiful autumn harvest

As most seasoned growers in Kansas City know, fall can be the most enjoyable time to raise plants outside. 
By Zac Hoppenstedt, Horticulture Agent, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

As many of us have experienced firsthand, summer gardening can be grueling. So, here are some ideas for starting over with an edible fall garden that’s ready to […]

July 19th, 2023|Garden & Yard, Local and Organic Food|0 Comments

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 […]

March 22nd, 2023|Local and Organic Food|1 Comment

Find 5 free resources for gardening

Now is a great time to start planning a garden. Here are 5 places to discover free gardening inspiration, guides, and expert advice to get started or take your garden to the next level.

1.Kansas City Community Gardens

Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is on a mission to make gardening affordable for everyone. Free resources for growing in […]

March 22nd, 2023|Garden & Yard, Local and Organic Food|0 Comments