No doubt about it, these are some anxious times. A healthy diet can help counter the impact of stress by shoring up the immune system and lowering blood pressure.
From limited choices in grocery stores to the growing frequency of cooking and eating at home, wholesome meals may be a challenge. Fortunately, you don’t have to venture out too far (or at all) to get locally grown and raised fruit, vegetables, meats, eggs and other goodies for your table.
Here are places around Kansas City where you can shop for some of your staples. Some are wholesalers, restaurants, farmers or other specialty places that are adapting to current times. Check back because we’ll update this list whenever we find out about a new place. If you have a business to add, send us details at email@example.com and we’ll put you on here.
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Kansas City Local Meat, Produce, Dairy and Other Staples
Buffalo Ridge Bison
Choose locally raised bison for steaks, roasts, ground, summer sausage, brats and jerky.
Where: Pick up at the farm at 16 SW 1971st Rd, Kingsville, MO or at participating farmers markets.
How to Shop: Order online at www.buffalo-ridge.com; Call 816-726-5615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you order online, bring your receipt and place it on your car’s windshield. All pick ups are contactless at their location in North Kansas City.
Here is an example of what was offered in a previous community box:
- 1 bunch of bananas
- 1 leek
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 Mexican onions
- 1 lb of mini sweet peppers
- 1 red pepper
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 pineapple
- 4 apples
- 1 bag of grapes
- 1 mango
- 1 lb strawberries
- 1 6oz blackberries
- 1 honeydew
- 1 head of lettuce
- 1 tomato
- 2 cucumbers
Where: 1100 Atlantic Ave, North Kansas City, MO
How to Shop: Call (816) 214-4425 or go online to place your order.
Farrar Family Farm
A farm raising wholesome food using sustainable farming methods for beef, pork, chicken and turkey.
Where: Pick up at the farm at 14999 A NE County Rd 5313, Adrian, MO by appointment or opt for delivery
How to Shop: Email orders to email@example.com
Happy Valley Farms
Choose from fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and pure honey (raw and unpasteurized), nuts, snack mixes, salsa, jams, fruit butters and more.
Where: 29080 W 95th St, De Soto, KS
How to Shop: Call (913) 706-0370 or shop online.
Hedgewood Farms offers grass fed beef, free range organic eggs, chicken, turkey, pork and seasonal produce to customers for farm pick up or delivery.
Where: Paola, KS
How to Shop: Order online.
Horseshoe Creek Farm
This farm in Bates, MO raises goats, chickens and pigs providing healthy meat products and eggs.
Where: Arrange for delivery to your home or a designated place in Kansas City.
How to Shop: Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jet Produce and Meats
This family farm is a one-stop shop for fresh produce, herbs, vegetable starts, eggs, select pantry items, locally raised meats and other farm products including honey, soaps, jams and cheese.
Where: 26617 Tonganoxie Rd, Leavenworth, KS
How to Shop: Shop in person at the store or order online.
Loffredo Fresh Foods
Loffredo Fresh Foods offers a special value boxes of fruits and vegetables for purchase by the public. Exact contents vary based on what is ripe and available.
Where: 750 Wyoming Street, Kansas City, MO
How to Shop: Place your order online. Be sure to choose Kansas City as your location because they also have one in Des Moines. You will get an email telling you when your order is being processed.
Get meats on your table from these fifth-generation family farmers who provide grass-fed beef, pork, chicken lamb and more.
Where: McCune, KS
How to Shop: Order online for delivery or shipping. Their Facebook page is a good way to keep current on when they’ll be making local deliveries.
Kansas City Farmers Markets
The farmers market season in Kansas City has started. You can get more details at our post Farmers Markets in Kansas City.
Besides being home to one of Kansas City’s most popular farmers markets, the City Market is also an excellent alternative to supermarkets. Many of the specialty grocers, produce stands, butcher shops, bakery and restaurants are open daily and offer meal kits and essential items and staples including meat, spices, dairy and produce. Here is a list of merchants that can help home cooks and foodies stock their pantries.
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