GUIDED FARM VISIT — SOLD OUT
MONDAY OCTOBER 23 — SOLD OUT
6:30AM - 6:30PM
WHY A GUIDED FARM VISIT?
When evaluating a farm, it is important to know what to look for, what to ask and what really matters. This professionally guided farm visit enables informed eaters and food activists to learn these things. Farmers and ranchers accompany us as well! We all enjoy the opportunity to have rich connections as well as the chance to learn from and appreciate more the successful farmers and others who devote their lives to producing nutrient-dense food.
6:30AM gather AT CONVENTION CENTER 301 W. 13TH STREET, KANSAS CITY
Bus begins boarding 10 minutes later.
7:00AM Bus departs promptly
Food will be provided for breakfast — menu open to change but will likely include cheese, hard boiled eggs, nuts, apple. Please bring water, comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing as we will be outside.
With our professional guides Will Winter and Steve Campbell we will travel by bus to visit the following farms and have lunch.
We will visit these farms:
1. HEDGEWOOD FARMS
Brian and Marla Biggs. Paola, Kansas
Hogs & chickens
Hedgewood Farms’ mission is to provide premium quality, poultry, pork and produce, practicing humane and sustainable farming.
2. HARMONY FARMS
Josh Brown. Fontana, Kansas
Harmony Farms is a beyond organic farm that offers a revolutionary way for people to enjoy, connect to and understand their food. Using natural and sustainable principles we offer outstanding grass fed cattle and eggs that far exceed the quality available at the local supermarket. Because they sell direct to customers (our customers are local individuals, families and restaurants) they are able to offer products at a reasonable rate that benefits the customer, farmer and environment.
3. GEORGE FARMS
Derek and Morgan George. Wellsville, Kansas
Raw milk, cheese, yogurt, pork, beef, honey; store, farm-to-table events
Farm-to-table lunch! And tour.
George Farms is a fourth generation dairy cattle farm. They realized the nutritional value that was lost from mass produced foods such as milk, butter, etc. They challenge the push for convenience, and better it with local, farm-to-table nourishment. George Farms is committed to creating a community centered around God, hard work and good, wholesome food.
4. SKYVIEW CREAMERY
Sherry and Bill Noffke. Pleasanton, Kansas
Raw milk, artisan cheese, store
What began as a way to supply our family with farm fresh milk, has grown into the farm and creamery that Skyview is today. Skyview is a grade A, micro-dairy creamery nestled in the plains of Kansas. Their small herd of beautiful pastured Jersey cows provides us with fresh cream-topped raw milk that they sell at their farm store. They also make and sell a variety of artisanal cave-aged cheese, fresh cheese and other delicious Jersey milk products.
Hotel RETURN TIME IS 6:30PM
*due to the distances between these farms, we have changed the return time from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. If this presents a problem for your flight, please email Kathy firstname.lastname@example.org