Slow Food Kansas City Presents A Taste of the Farm
Join Slow Food Kansas City for a tour of Bismarck Farms. Farmer Lowell Neitzel will talk corn and guide us through his family history. Lowell's family has been in business since 1982 on the farm of over 2500 acres right outside of Lawrence, Kansas. The family also owns a ranch that provides 10-15% of the meat for Bicklemeyer's. Now that's local!
We'll have a picnic on the farm with local hamburger provided by Bicklemeyer Meat Co. including fresh corn on the cob slathered with butter and homemade farm-style pie along with fresh lemonade or iced tea.
You will receive a farmer's dozen (13) ears of corn to take home. You can also shop at the family fruit stand on the farm which has many homegrown items such as tomatoes, squash, onions and more.
Bismark Farm & Gardens
1616 N. 1700 Rd.
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Taste of the Farm
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Online reservations only at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/754207
Note from Slow Food KC Co-Leader Jasper Mirabile (JasperJr@aol.com)
On the Locavore Trail this month, I came across a Kansas farmer who raises some of the finest corn one could ever hope to taste. I recently enjoyed a visit with this farmer and a walk through rows and rows of corn on his family's farm just outside of Lawrence, KS. I think you'll enjoy this tour along with a taste of fresh picked Kansas corn and a local hamburger picnic. My wife Lisa is making fresh pie so I know this will be a great event. You also will get to bring some fresh corn home. This is what it's all about my friends, supporting everything local and especially our Kansas farmers. Sign up early, availability is limited.
Slow Food Members We are in need of VOLUNTEERS!
Slow Food Ark of Taste Garden
Our Slow Food Ark of Taste Mini Garden is growing fantastically.
A BIG "Thank You!" to Dennis and Cindy Reynolds of Somerset
Ridge Vineyard and Winery who donated and prepared our small
plot for planting. We got a late start so our varieties are limited,
but all are part of the Ark of Taste. There are great old tomatoes
like Cherokee Purple, Amish Paste, Suddeth Brandywine, plus
"Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Peppers". We have also used
the Native American method called "The Three Sisters" to plant corn,
beans and squash where corn is used as a "pole" for climbing beans
and surrounded by winter squash.
As the season progresses, the garden will need a little
maintenanceweeding, and tying up the sprawling tomato vines.
If you sign up to help, Cindy and Dennis will reward you a glass of
wine when you are done! The Garden is planted next to the Norton
Grape vineyardNorton is a part of the Ark of Taste.
Contact Mariann Vandenberg at 913-649-2203 or
email@example.com to volunteer.
Farmers and Food Artisans Road Tour - Sunday, July 13, 2014
On Sunday, July 13, Slow Food Kansas City will participate in
the annual Whole Foods Farmers and Food Artisans Road Tour.
Help us represent our local chapter between 12 Noon and 4:00 PM
If you can give us an hour or 2 that would be great.
Contact Mariann Vandenberg at 913-649-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bismark Farm & Gardens (View)
1616 N. 1700 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66044
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