KC Healthy Kids Hosts Farm-to-Table Progressive Dinner on October 17.

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The farm-to-table dinner adventure will showcase healthy menu creations and local food sourcing by KC Healthy Kids’ Carrot Gold partners.

Progressive Dinner Invitation

"We say farm to table so nonchalantly these days. Do we ever stop to think about how many things must go just right to get food from farm to table?” said Alicia Ellingsworth, farm to institution manager, at KC Healthy Kids.

KC Healthy Kids is hosting farm-to-table progressive dinner in association with its Carrot Gold network on Tuesday, October 17. This local dinner adventure will take guests on a tour of some of Kansas City’s finest farm to table restaurants.

Seven farm-to-table Carrot Gold restaurants are participating in this event. Guests will taste courses at two out of seven participating restaurants. The adventure features three separate routes for course tastings. KC Healthy Kids will pick the dinner routes. The guests will know their routes for dinner by October 15. After dinner, they will head to 901 West on the rooftop of The Fontaine for drinks, dessert and conversations.

Here are the participating restaurants for Carrot Gold progressive dinner along with the routes & times:

Johnson County: >> Renee Kelly’s Harvest>> Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar >> The Fontaine

The Westside: Blue Bird Bistro >> The Rieger >> The Fontaine

River Market: The Farmhouse >> Howard’s KC >> The Fontaine

Times:
6:00 - 8:00 pm First & Second Stops
8:00 - 10:00 pm Rooftop of the Fontaine on the Country Club Plaza

Guests can choose from following ticket options available on Eventbrite:
Early Bird Progressive Dinner Tickets- $55 plus $3.74 (fee)
Progressive Dinner Tickets- $65 plus $4.24 (fee)
Dessert Event- $20 plus $1.99 (fee)

“We say farm to table so nonchalantly these days. Do we ever stop to think about how many things must go just right to get food from farm to table?” said Alicia Ellingsworth, farm to institution manager, at KC Healthy Kids. “Sun, wind, rain, highways and byways, potholes and ice packed coolers, cell phones and Internet connections, chef skill, walk-in-cooler space, sous chef attention and a receptive community like Kansas City,” she added. “It's almost magic. We are so fortunate here.”

This farm-to-table event will bring to the forefront many benefits of the farm-to-table movement. The movement, though in its nascent stage, is gaining ground. Among its many benefits include- environmental sustainability, animal welfare, boosting local economy by purchasing from local farmers and above all, healthy food for everyone. Food that is delivered from within a few miles renders more benefits in both short and long term. Restaurants, businesses,organizations all benefit from participating in such a concerted effort. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

KC Healthy Kids’ Carrot Gold partners are playing a great role in supporting local KC farmers by purchasing produce from local farmers, following sustainability in kitchen practices and creating healthy menu options for the public.

About Carrot Gold
Carrot Gold grows the demand for local food and keeps farmers farming. It’s a network of restaurants and institutions that are setting the standard for local food purchasing, sustainable kitchen practices and healthy menu options. The growing list of partners includes restaurants, schools, corporate cafeterias, government facilities, grocery stores, value-added producers and food trucks.

About KC Healthy Kids
KC Healthy Kids rallies the people in our communities to improve access to affordable fresh food and safe places to walk and play. When our neighborhoods support healthy habits, we are less likely to suffer from obesity, which is linked to Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and poor mental health. To make a lasting impact, we shape policies that improve our food system and physical surroundings and ultimately, the places where we live, work, learn and play.
For more information, please visit http://www.kchealthykids.org

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