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The 10 Best (and Worst) States to Eat Local

Posted in News links with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by bistrokids

“Eat local,” they say—but where is local eating the easiest?

A Vermont-based group has released its annual ranking of states based on the availability of local food to the average citizen. It’s the third annual Locavore Index to be compiled by Strolling of the Heifers (here’s a hint for the complete story on where that quirky name came from: It’s a play on Pamplona’s running of the bulls).

How does a relatively small nonprofit tally the availability of local food nationwide? It’s pretty clever, really. The index comprises four publicly available statistics per state:

• Number of farmers markets

• Number of CSAs

• Number of food hubs (i.e., “facilities that handle the aggregation, distribution and marketing of foods from a group of farms and food producers in a region”)

• Percentage of school districts with farm-to-school programs

The first three are divided per 100,000 residents. Farmers markets and CSAs are weighted at 30 percent each, while food hubs and farm-to-school programs are weighted at 20 percent.



Exciting changes are happening at Bainter Sunflower Oil, LLC in Hoxie, Kansas

Posted in News links with tags , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2012 by bistrokids

We love Bainter Sunflower Oil!  Congrats on your new facility

Bainter has a new crushing and processing facility that  is mid-way through completion, the new equipment is arriving weekly.  Completion of the building and total installation of all new equipment should be completed by October 2012.

 Read the article in the Hoxie Sentinel to find out all about it!

Support Local Small Business this Holiday Season

Posted in Bistro Kids, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by bistrokids

Don’t miss out on the summer CSA program at Oakhill.

Posted in Oakhill Day School with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by bistrokids

















Don’t miss out on this summers CSA program. 



How My Family Started Eating Better – A feature in Enhance Magazine

Posted in Bistro Kids with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2010 by bistrokids

Recently Enhance magazine featured an article about the Craig family and how they are making changes to their everyday diet.  It’s a well written story from a mother’s perspective on the changes she has seen in her family since switching to a more healthy, organic diet.  Our very own Bistro kids Chef Coby has been a very positive influence on the Craig’s son Daniel, working with him in the kitchen at KCA.  The family then took an interest in the local CSA and the benefits it could bring to them.  And as they say…..the rest is, well in our case….organically c00l!  Click the link below to read the article featured this month in Enhance. 


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Oakhill rocks the Food Revolution!

Posted in Oakhill Day School with tags , , , , on April 13, 2010 by bistrokids

Food Revolution in Kansas City
GLADSTONE, MO—Oakhill Day School, a Private Independent School in the Northland, has had its own “Food Revolution” since Fall 2007, with a school garden, recycling and composting program, physical education 5 times a day and has been the pilot school for the Farm to School Lunch Program with Bistro Kids. 
“As the country is focusing more on child obesity and sustaining our earth, Oakhill is taking pride in the fact that we have been leaders in the Kansas City area with our programs,” said Suzanne McCanles, Head of School.  “The Food Revolution should be happening across America and starting in our schools- with our kids.”
The students at Oakhill planted in the school garden in early April, and will be one of its local organic farmers for the lunch and cooking program.  The students are growing different kinds of lettuce, spinach, radishes, onions and beets from seeds.  The school is watering the garden from recycled rain water that is stored in rain barrels near the garden. 
The students understand why it is necessary to recycle the everyday materials that are used.  Some of Oakhill’s middle school students are part of the Green Team, taking recyclable materials out to the recycle bins located on the school’s campus.  They, also, empty the compost into the bins where it will become fertilizer for the school garden. 
Every student at Oakhill gets an hour of physical activity every day they attend school.  The students attend Physical Education daily, running through obstacle courses, circuit training, and learning team sports and about healthy lifestyles.  They also have outside recess time. 
This summer, Oakhill will continue to grow its partnership with Bistro Kids through the Community Supported Agriculture Program.  Families will be able to purchase farm fresh products through the program for $20 and pick them up at the school.  Each week the program will highlight different foods for 30% off of the retail price and receive a farm newsletter, Fun Food Facts and Recipes, produce selection and storage tips, retail savings sheets, reusable shopping bags, a student cookbook and more.  CSA encourages families to eat organic, hormone free and locally grown- just as the Farm to School lunch program does.
For more information about Oakhill Day School, please call Leah Schembri at (816) 436-6228 or visit  
Leah M. Schembri
Oakhill Day School
Director of Admissions and Marketing

Kansas City Academy’s: Summer 2010 Community Supported Agriculture

Posted in Bistro Kids with tags , , , , on April 8, 2010 by bistrokids
Kansas City Academy’s: Summer 2010 Community Supported Agriculture
Program support provided by BistroKids and Good Natured Family Farms.


May 20 through October 15th (22 weeks)

Register Quickly – Only 20 openings!

Registration Due: May 14

 What Is CSA?
“CSA” stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.”
CSA farms provide a more direct connection from the source of food to the table.
CSA farmers offer a set number of “shares” in his/her farm and harvest for a growing season, based on the capacity of the farm.
KCA – CSA Membership Includes:
One bag of vegetables & herbs. (Fruit, nuts, honey, etc. may be included.)
Pick up at KCA, Thursdays (8am to 4pm) & Fridays (8am-7pm).
Membership Pricing:
Membership is $15 per week, purchased for entire 22 weeks only.
Membership applications must be completed by Friday, 5/14.
Payment options:  CLICK HERE to register.
1.      Payment in full in advance: $315 (one week free discount)
2.      Three $110 payments (May 14th, July 16th, and September 17th)  
First pickup Thursday May 20 at KCA.
KCA – 7933 Main St – KCMO 64114
(816) 444-5225