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Slow Food Kansas City Presents
Local Apple Celebration

DATE: October 22, 2013
MEDIA REQUESTS:
Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr.
Jamie Milks
Slow Food Kansas City
1201 W. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO
913.530.5635

On October 24, 2013, Slow Food Kansas City along with the Greater Kansas City Food Day Planning Committee will celebrate Local Apple Day in cooperation with local restaurants, markets and food artisans. Select local restaurants and bakeries will offer a special dish using local apples. There’s no money involved, no kickback to Slow Food, and no advertising dollars will be spent. We’re just celebrating and supporting local farmers and apples for Food Day. Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food held every year on October 24th.

Why Apples? The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits that are used by humans. Apples grow on small, decidius trees. The tree originated in Central Asia .Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have been present in the mythology and religions of many cultures, including Greek and Christian traditions.ive breeding in apple production. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples and last year over 80 million tons were grown.

Restaurants, bakeries and other food providers participating in the Local Apple Day Celebration will include:

Bluestem, Michael Smith, Extra Virgin, The Farmhouse, Julien, Rye, Jasper’s, Remedy, Room 39, Story, Chaz on the Plaza, Urban Table, The Reserve, Jerry’s Cafe, Andre’s, Marv’s Deli, EBT,  Marco Polo’s Italian Market, Dolce Bakery, Somerset Ridge Winery & Louisburg Cider Mill.

Please address requests for recipes, cooking demonstrations and media appearances to Jasper J. Mirabile, Jr. & Jamie Milks.

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