Farm-to-Table/Midwestern Edition

Dining Out

Here in Kansas City, Missouri, #kcmo we are known for doing a few things well. Besides our penchant for BBQ, renowned Jazz and a Royal Baseball Team, our magnificent Fine Arts Museum houses one of the largest Asian Art collections in the West.

Just to name a few.

Depending on who you talk with, the Farm-to-Table, or Farm-to-Fork movement as it is also known, began in different places for different reasons.

“It’s amazing what you can get accomplished if you do not care who gets the credit” – Harry S Truman 

In the historic River Market Area of our city, there is a restaurant:


The Farmhouse 

Eating Cleaner & Cleaner Everyday


Besides supporting local & regional businesses, a practice I am a very strong advocate for, the Farm to Table movement is helping promote fresher, cleaner, and more organic victuals. It’s one thing to clean up our refrigerators and cooking habits, but eating out can be a challenge. No longer seen as a fad or trend, businesses are jumping on the wagon to promote the message.

Something I truly admire.

Soup & Salad

At the time of my visit it was the very height of summer. Record high temperatures call for cold soup…..




..and probably the best Cobb Salad I have ever had. No pre-cubed cheese and wilted romaine on this plate. Rather Bleu cheese crumbles, pickled red onion, and Green Goddess Dressing. Indeed, this was an inventive take on an old standard.

My mom, raised in the area, made gazpacho for us while growing up on the Eastern Seaboard. I asked our server if it was the “chunky style.” He informed me and my guest, visiting from San Francisco, that yes it was and it was the owners recipe sure to not disappoint.

It did not disappoint and gave my moms some serious competition. Nothing beats mom’s.

With a team that makes you feel welcome from the moment you walk in the door, this local gem serves it up just how it should be.

In case one might wonder where they procure their ingredients the farms are listed on the back of the menu.


Do some research. I did. Many of these farms are surrounding Kansas City and are fantastic.

For more info on what their dishing up go to: TheFarmhouseKC

For Cheese lovers like myself go to: GreenDirtFarm


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