You’ve been waiting all winter . . .
Your chance has arrived!
Sign up for your CSA share at
The Kansas City CSA Coalition’s
2011 CSA Open House
Saturday, February 12, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
600 Broadway, 4th floor, KCMO
Meet your local CSA farmers ALL IN ONE PLACE!
Find out how Community Supported Agriculture works with your life!
Feed your family FRESH, LOCAL, ORGANICALLY-RAISED
veggies, fruits, meats, eggs, and more!
Invest your hard-earned money in our local economy!
Enhance your farm-to-plate connection!
~~~ FREE ADMISSION ~~~
Free parking in the lot/garage on the North side of the building.
Just follow the signs!
The KCCSAC is now not only on Facebook, but also on Twitter!
We’re looking forward to using more outlets to spread the CSA love, and would appreciate any tips and help our friends and supporters may be able to lend, whether it’s with posting news items, pointing people our way, or helping us juggle our outreach most effectively.
Find us on Twitter at @KCCSAC
This cracks me up. It reinforces beautifully the advice given by so many (e.g., Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle) to so many, to help the average Joe and Jane navigate their way through the brightly-colored, overstuffed supermarket aisles to the real food. It was created by Darya Pino (of Summer Tomato):
Well done, Darya!
This has made the rounds of the eco-blogosphere, so perhaps you’ve seen it, but I wanted to post it here because it’s so very relevant to the work we’re doing here in the KC metro.
The factory farm system helps nobody but those at the very top of the money-making pyramid: farmers are trapped into contracts that barely keep them above the poverty level and forced into getting operating loans at the beginning of each growing cycle; it’s abhorrent with regard to its neglect of environmental stewardship, animal welfare, health of workers, and laserlike focus on the bottom dollar. We must invest our attention, time, money, and energy into rebuilding local food systems, supporting local farmers with living wages who are then able to support us eaters with sustainably-grown and -produced foodstuffs, maintaining responsible environmental and ethical standards, and keeping money flowing through our local economies. This is the only way we as a country, as a region, and as individuals/families will survive the oncoming crises created by Peak Oil and the resulting economic shockwaves.
I encourage you to read the below article, muse over the map, and think about how you can fit more local food into your lifestyle — whether through a CSA subscription, visiting farmers’ markets, a co-op membership, or other methods.
Food & Water Watch Analysis Finds Livestock on Factory Farms Grew by 20 Percent in 5 Years
Washington, D.C. – Food & Water Watch recently unveiled the newest version of its pioneering Factory Farm Map (www.factoryfarmmap.org) that charts the concentration of factory farms across the country and the impacts these massive operations have on human health, communities, and the environment. The interactive map illustrates the geographic shift in where and how food is raised in the U.S. and allows anyone to quickly search for the highest concentration of animals by region, state and county.