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Feast on locally grown food this holiday season

Thanksgiving is the official start of holiday celebrations that are full of food and family get-togethers. This holiday season, start a new tradition by sourcing food from local farmers for your holiday feasts.

Bringing at least one locally raised or grown food to the table during the season helps the Kansas City metro community thrive by supporting local farmers. Compared to store bought food, local farmers are less likely to use synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, which helps keep food healthy and natural.

A few area organizations offer tips on easy ways to find fresh, local food. Check Kansas City Food Circle for area farmer’s markets, restaurants and community supported agriculture programs available throughout the year. The Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition and Kansas City Healthy Kids offer ideas for adding local food to every meal.

To get you started on finding local sources, here are some holiday events and farmers markets that have local meat, produce, dairy and eggs available during the winter.

Local Markets & Holiday Events

Kansas City Food Circle Pop-Up

Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Heim Building, 2700 Guinotte Ave., Kansas City, MO


Brookside Farmers’ Market

Saturday, November 19

63rd & Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO


Overland Park Holiday Farmers Market

Saturday, December 3, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS


Lawrence Holiday Farmers Market

Saturday, December 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 200 McDonald Drive, Lawrence KS

Local farmers and artisans


City Market


Saturdays and Sundays, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

20 E. 5th St., Kansas City, MO



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