Fungi & Fermentation
May 4, 2019 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
General Admission Applies | Members are Free
Celebrate mushrooms and all things fermented with a daylong event featuring tastings, demonstrations and classes. Enjoy FREE classes with topics such as growing mushrooms, composting, and making mead (space is limited).
Live music by Maria the Mexican/Maria Cuevas, vendors, and a ticketed beer garden showcasing regional microbrewers are also part of the fun. Admission to the beer garden is limited to those 21 years and older–ID required. Beer and food sales begin at 11 am. Last call for alcohol is 5:30 p.m.
A free make-a-mushroom hat activity is available for families during the day.
Schedule of Events
11 a.m. Cook-top demo— “Using Vinegar to Make Sauce” by chef Kara Anderson of CaVa
Noon-1 p.m. Class— Grand River Mushrooms: “Mushroom Growing 101” by Madison Larkin
1-1:30 p.m. Cook-top demo— “Fermenting Fresh Mustard Greens,” Anourom Thomson of Anousone’s Mobile Cuisine
2-3 p.m. Class— “Fermented Fish Sauce (Padek): Cooking With It and Making It” by Anourom Thomson of Anousone’s Mobile Cuisine
3-3:30 p.m. Cook-top demo— “Cooking with Fair Share Farms” by Jonathan Justus of Black Dirt
3:30-4:30 p.m. Class— Kombucha 101 with the Brewkery
4-6 p.m. Performance by Maria the Mexican/Maria Cuevas
Lawrence Beer Company
Grand River Mushrooms
Fair Share Farms
Born With Seoul
KC Canning Co.
Food available for purchase
Chef Brett Atkinson of Wilma’s food truck and Indulge Catering will be serving two delicious dishes featuring Grand River Mushrooms. Each dish is available in two sizes: $5 and $10.
Smothered pork belly fries with kohlrabi kimchi mayo and oyster mushroom crema
Mushroom gnocchi with creamy Berkshire port sausage ragout
Cocktails & Constellations
Friday, June 7, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening of star gazing and grazing in the garden that features the expertise of Kansas City Skyentist Patrick Hess. This event features an exploration of the night sky with moon showers, planets, and a cocktail class by Till Vodka, a Kansas farm-to-cocktail purveyor, and Boozy Botanicals, a KC-based organic cocktail mixer featuring herbs, flowers, and other herbal essences. A hearty snack platter accompanies the beverages. This event is a 21 and older experience.
Garden of Eating
Sunday, June 16 | noon-4 p.m.
Grab your dad and your appetite and join us on Father’s Day for this special ticketed event in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Hosted under the eaves of the Missouri Barn, this special salute to fathers features fresh, hearty bites prepared by Kansas City’s Urban Cafe. Enjoy dry-rubbed Wingz, Elvis sliders, and corn and black bean quinoa salad while you listen to the music of Ernest James Zydeco. Dads with ID also get one free beer! A cash bar featuring wine, beer, and soft drinks is also available.
$20 per adult/$5 per child (includes hearty bites for all and one beer for dad) live music and garden admission
Missouri Barn Dinner with Chef Michael Foust
Sunday, August 18 | 5-9 p.m.
Enjoy garden bounty and brews in the Missouri Barn with Chef Michael Foust of The Farmhouse and Black Sheep + Market. Join Chef Foust, the featured chef-in-residence in our Farm-to-Table garden, for a welcome cocktail and a chat about the farm-to-table movement, then enjoy a three-course, family-style meal using Powell Gardens-grown vegetables and local meats prepared in the Argentinian style over open flame. The meal will feature beer pairings presented by Michael Crane of Crane Brewing, a brewer-in-residence in our Fermentation Field. Your host for this unique evening is Jill Silva, culinary specialist and food writer, owner of Jill Silva Food.
$75/per person (members receive 10% off)