Kansas State Fair visitors can expect to try new recipes, discover From the Land of Kansas members goods and learn more about local, Kansas products at the From the Land of Kansas booth at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson Sept. 11-20. The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s trademark program will feature numerous Kansas products and ingredients for fair goers to sample and shop from at the booth.
Kansans visiting the From the Land of Kansas booth will be able to learn how to cook using From the Land of Kansas member ingredients from Chef Alli’s cooking demonstrations on both weekends of the fair. Visitors can also take home a collection of Savor the Season recipe cards. The Savor the Season cards feature fruits and vegetables that can be found at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores and offer nutrition tips and techniques on how to select, store and prepare.
“We are excited to be sharing more of Chef Alli’s recipes featuring more of our member’s Kansas-made products to Kansas State Fair visitors,” said Julie Roller, From the Land of Kansas specialist. “Fair visitors will enjoy sampling Chef Alli’s creations and learning how to incorporate Kansas ingredients into easy-to-make recipes.”
Located in the Pride of Kansas building, the From the Land of Kansas booth will also feature products from:
- Cashmere Popcorn, Topeka
- Fine Vines Artisanal Ketchup, Leawood
- Grandma Hoerner’s, Alma
- Hildebrand Farms Dairy, Junction City
- Jose Pepper’s, Overland Park
- Prairie Harvest Market, Newton
- Thrill’s Kettle Corn, Burlingame
- Tonja’s Toffee, Modoc
From the Land of Kansas team members will be available to answer questions about the program and help in purchasing products.
Providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy, KDA’s From the Land of Kansas program seeks to grow and support Kansas businesses that grow, produce, process or manufacture products in Kansas.
For those who do not make it to the state fair, all products available for sale at the From the Land of Kansas booth can be found at www.ShopFromtheLandofKansas.com. Savor the Season recipe cards are available at your local farmers’ market or from specialty crop growers in your area. Recipes featuring From the Land of Kansas members’ products, along with those created by Chef Alli for the fair, are also available at www.FromtheLandofKansas.com/recipes.