Apr 18, 2011    #073
Contact: John Austin

UMKC to host Local Food Fairs at Hospital Hill and Volker Campuses this week

Food Fair will showcase local and organic food producers, vendors and restaurants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In recognition of Earth Day 2011 and as part of the University's ongoing commitment to promote sustainability and environmental awareness, UMKC will host two Local Food Fairs on campus this week. The first Food Fair will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday April 20, 2011 at the UMKC Health Sciences Campus at Hospital Hill. The second event will be held on Earth Day, Friday April 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Quad on the Volker Campus.

The Food Fairs will showcase local and organic food producers, restaurants and student artists and musicians. Students, faculty, staff and the community will be able to sample and purchase goods as well as receive education from local producers and vendors about their products. Area restaurants that use locally and organically produced goods also will be part of the event. Vendors and producers currently scheduled to attend include:

  • Langston Spices
  • MJ Ranch
  • Hy-Vee
  • Oasis Foods/Jean Cummings (hummus)
  • Heritage Acres Farm
  • UPD 499
  • Garden Collective
  • Bear Creek Farms
  • Niles Garden Market
  • Rosedale's Farmers Market
  • Adam's Osage Ridge Community Farm
  • Bread of Life
  • Barham Cattle Company
  • Troost Market
  • Schenker Family Farms
  • Root Deep Urban Farm
  • Run Aground Farm
  • Soaring Eagle Farms
  • KC Clean Cities/Metropolitan Energy Center
  • Lucky Star Farms

About the UMKC Sustainability Team

The UMKC Sustainability Team at the University of Missouri-Kansas City aspires to provide the framework for environmental stewardship, natural resource conservation, emissions reductions, and sustainability. The Sustainability Team acts as a resource to support and promote the University's environmental commitments and policies. Visit for more information.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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