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Starting Saturday: A weeklong celebration of local food and farms

Locavores, you’ve got a lot on your plate next week.

Cultivate Kansas City’s Urban Grown Farms Gardens Tour Mark Bittman talked about his latest book, “VB6: Going Vegan Before 6,”

with The Star’s food editor, Jill Silva.

Here’s a sampling of the schedule. For a complete list of events and to buy tickets, go to


5:30 p.m. Monday (June 17):

Urban Grown Kickoff at Kansas City’s central library. A variety of voices speak about urban farming in our city. No ticket fee, but RSVP required on the library’s website.

5-9 p.m. Tuesday: Bread! KC PLUG Projects Eventbrite.
All day Tuesday: here. 7 p.m. Thursday: Eventbrite. Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday: Eventbrite. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday:

Self-guided tours of urban farms in Kansas City. Tickets are $8 for individuals or $20 for families. Tickets are valid both days, but some sites are open only one day. Many sites will have cooking demos by local chefs, live music and learning activities. There are also bus and bike tours for those who want to go green.

For more info on these events, email or call 913-831-2444. On Twitter,

@FarmsTourKC More on Cultivate Kansas City and the evolution of its farms tour here. Going to the Urban Grown Farm Gardens Tour? Send us updates and photos on Twitter @chowtownkc.