Under a Harvest Moon

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Under a Harvest Moon: At Home!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Thank you for your interest in Under a Harvest Moon at Home! Tickets are sold out. To make a donation, please click the link below.

If you would like to be added to our waitlist for this year’s event, email Hali Mieser at hmieser@powellgardens.org. Be sure to check in for next years Under a Harvest Moon to reserve your spot!

IMPORTANT COVD-19 UPDATE: After careful consideration, we have decided to bring Powell Gardens to YOU for our annual fall fundraiser, Under a Harvest Moon, through combined virtual event and take-home gourmet picnic dinner. While the details have changed (see below), the spirit and purpose remain the same! Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

This year, we hope you will join us to celebrate and support Powell Gardens from the comfort of your own garden, terrace, or green space with a gourmet picnic dinner that will now be “take-out” instead of “dine-in.” Guests will provide the setting and Powell Gardens will provide the meal!

Dinner Baskets – prepared by four of Kansas City’s most talented chefs (listed below) and showcasing produce from Powell Gardens’ own Heartland Harvest Garden – will be available to ticket holders for curbside pick-up from 4 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. 

Guests may choose to pick-up from either the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden (4800 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110) or from Paradise Park (1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit MO 64086). Delivery available for $15 (must be paid via debit/credit card at the time of indication).

We invite you to take the meal home to enjoy on your own, or, consider arranging a small socially distanced gathering with others.

Under a Harvest Moon Picnic Menu*

Cocktail (Bar Manager Loo)
Pear-infused bourbon with housemade sake vermouth, tomato, cucumber, lemon, mint, and lavender bitters

Amuse Bouche (Chef Liberda)
Kanom Tian: Steamed glutinous rice dumplings with ground pork, peanut, garlic and palm sugar, in a banana leaf
Gra Bong Tord: Northern Thai-style coconut curry tempura with sweet potato, carrot, fennel, Seminole pumpkin and turnip
Hor Mok: Jumbo lump crab curry custard tart with Thai basil, lemon basil, makrut lime leaf, and sweet pepper

First Course (Chef Mullins)
Smoked and whipped Missouri Rainbow Trout with wild plum jam, pickled wild alliums and cattail, and spiced lavosh

Main Course (Chef Foust)
Chicken-fried quail with roasted fall root vegetables, fermented pepper hot sauce, and pickled watermelon rind

Dessert (Chef Comer)
Brown butter tart with fresh figs, cherry fluid gel, lemon curd and blossoms

*May be subject to change

Virtual Content

In the week leading up to the event, enjoy special virtual content on your own schedule.

  • Listen to a podcast featuring interviews with our chef partners.
  • Watch a short video highlighting Powell Gardens’ mission and beautiful Midwest landscape.
  • Enjoy a playlist of songs selected by each of our four chefs (their favorite cooking music!).

Also: enter to win one-of-a-kind experiences or to help fund specific Garden needs. And tag and share photos of the evening using #uhm2020 and #picnicforpowellgardens to connect with one another from wherever we are.

Sponsors and Hosts of Under a Harvest Moon provide key funding for the myriad exhibitions, activities, and education programs offered at the Gardens. Thank you for your consideration and for any contribution you are able to make in these extraordinary times.

For questions please contact Hali Mieser, Coordinator of Development Events at hmieser@powellgardens.org or 816-697-2600 x207.

Honorary Chairs

Lon and Marcia Lane
Stewart and Emily Lane

Featured Chefs

Event Consultants

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

Seed-Sower ($5,000)

Ford and Diane Brent


Nick and Mary Ann Powell


ROOT-PLANTER ($2,500)

Perry and Kathy Atha
Peter and Lynne Brown
Commerce Bank
Terry Christenberry and Ann Mesle
Kristopher Dabner
Daniel and Anne Durrie
Courtney Earnest
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Husch Blackwell
Tom and Ann Isenberg
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Jay and Cindy Longbottom
Prairie Capital Management
George and Wendy Powell
Dennis and Annette Young

Event Hosts

Leo and Bobi Hallak
Ed and Cindy Bartak
Cameron and Newell Brookfield
CBIZ
Dolores Coleman
Paula Cornwell
Shannon and Amy Eckhoff
The DeBruce Foundation – Paul and Linda DeBruce
Brian and Karen Divelbiss
Bob and Marlese Gourley
Laura Hammond
Jim and Ann Houx
Walter Jennings
Jean Kiene
Robert and Jeanie Latz
John and Daisy MacDonald
Tom and Jean McDonnell
Duncan and Sally McEntyre
Bruce and Becky Monke
Bruce and Liz Pendleton
Susan Pierson
David and Anne Riker Powell
Peter and Cappy Powell
Charles and Lisa Schellhorn
Vanneman Spake
Tuck and Susan Spaulding
Paige Sutherland
Paul and Liz Uhlmann
Rick and Annie Zander

Additional Donations

Corey Casey
Haley Drake
Bob and Linda Dro
Ed and Sandra Elliott
Wes and Emily Fehsenfeld
Allan and Carol Hallquist
Jonathan and Nancy Lee Kemper
Kornis Electric Supply Inc.
Bill Malouche

Larry McMullen
David and Susan Mertz
John and Jessica Peryam
Bob and Debbie Phillips
Dan and Sherri Robeson
Dayton and Gayle Runkle
Kimberly Stern
Rodger and Patricia Wright