I'm so excited to share a little bit more about the 3 day #FarmFoodTour I took through Kansas. Not only was it educational but I spent time with some of the sweetest people in the world.
The whole trip was geared at showing bloggers how farms operate throughout Kansas and how the products make it from farm to plate. We also ate amazing farm fresh food throughout the whole trip. The trip was sponsored by the Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Soybean Association and United Soybean Board.
One thing that was very apparent at each stop was the love, commitment, and integrity of each of the farmers. These families truly love what they do and you can see the responsibility they feel for producing the best products for each of us.
I seriously learned so much but here are a few take-a-ways from each stop...
Calann Basil - Basehor, KS
Jeff and Pam Mayer are fifth generation farmers that grow basil in a hydroponic system allowing them to use a more natural growing process. Jeff and Pam walked us through the growing process from seed to grocery store. They provide living basil, and other herbs, to nearly every grocery store in Kansas City. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I didn't know that keeping herbs in the refrigerator ruins them. They should be left in a warm environment, like a counter top. (Maybe I should make real food every now and then and not just cookies...)
Friday, October 17, 2014
I'm writing this post from a bus (with WiFi) in the middle of Kansas. If you've been following me on social media I've been sharing bits and pieces from our #FarmFoodTour. It's been an amazing experience and I can't wait to share all the details in the coming weeks.
But until then let's talk about this bread. I proclaim Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting to be the best thing in the whole wide world. And the leftover frosting also tastes great on a graham cracker, I mean, not that I know....I heard it from someone on the street...