Announcing our new ULTIMATE Eat Local Recipe Challenge!



It’s the face off of the year, folks! Kids and veggies mixing it up in the kitchen. It doesn’t get any better than this!

Our new recipe contest pushes kids’ culinary skills to the limits as they create a healthy lunch recipe that could be served in the school cafeteria!

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The Ultimate Eat Local Recipe Challenge is open to kids in pre-K through 8th grade in Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri. Enter by November 30 for a chance to advance to the final showdown at the I Am Here Youth Summit in March.

“I think Kansas City’s kids are ready for this challenge, and there’s plenty of locally grown produce they can get their hands on in grocery stores, farmers markets and community supported agriculture programs,” says Rachael McGinnis Millsap, director of the Farm to School Academy, which hosts the contest. “Their own back yards or school gardens may even hold that special ingredient that can land them in the winners circle,” she adds.

Recipes must include at least one fresh, locally grown ingredient and will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Healthy ingredients
  • Use of fresh, local produce that’s available Kansas and Missouri during the contest timeframe.
  • Ability to be recreated in a school setting (no grilling, barbecuing or frying)

Full instructions and guidelines are on our contest page.  Get Details


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