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Midcoast Roots Thursdays at The Farmhouse!

We’re excited to announce a new music series here at The Farmhouse — Midcoast Roots Thursdays! During our Thursday dinner service, starting at 6:00 p.m., we’ll be showcasing a different local musician or band playing music that hearkens to our roots.  Americana, folk, country&western, blues, internationally-influenced — all those things which jive so beautifully with our own aesthetic.

For the month of August, we’ll have:

Betse-EllisAugust 7 — Betse Ellis
Badass fiddler and Ozark fireball Betse Ellis brings an edgy fire to every note she bows, strums, sings, or shouts. Part old-time celebrant and part contemporary songwriter, Betse blends traditional source material with her own original works.

 

 

 

Derin-TrioAugust 14 — The Derin Trio
Take a tour around the world with songs you will not hear anywhere else in Kansas City, from Turkey to Brazil, jazz to gypsy music with vocalist/guitarist Nihan Yesil, guitarist Jordan Shipley, & bassist Brian Padavic.

 

 

ShortleafAugust 21 — Shortleaf
A music duo from Missouri with strong ties to the traditions of the Ozarks, Michael Fraser & Tenley Hansen specialize in high-energy music rooted in celtic and old time traditions. 

 

Please come on by for dinner on Thursdays, enjoy wonderful farm-to-fork eats and drinks, and help us support awesome local talent — and if you know of an awesome musician or small group which might be a good fit for Roots Thursdays at The Farmhouse, please let Season (season@EatAtTheFarmhouse.com) know.  Thanks!

The Farmhouse sponsors…

The Farmhouse is pleased to be a sponsor for WordCamp KC, coming right up this weekend at the beautiful Kauffman Foundation Conference Center.  We hope that aaaaaaaaall the Campers will venture north to our River Market neighborhood to stuff their bellies with some seriously local, seasonal, creative food while they’re stuffing their brains with good info at Camp!  #WCKC2014

We’re also a proud “lane sponsor” of SocialHeart’s Breakfast Bowl event at Z-Strike in the Power & Light District this Saturday, July 12, benefiting Urban Growth KC!

In the Spring of 2010, Urban Growth began growing their our own local produce to donate to charities around the Kansas City Area. Wanting to provide only organic, local, chemical-free, non-GMO, and super fresh produce, UGKC have gone on to develop two urban farm spaces where all of our fresh produce is grown. With our growth, we provide hundreds of servings of fresh produce each season that is all grown from seed, cultivated by our volunteer farm staff, harvested fresh and then donated to our pantry partners within 48 hours. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

As a restaurant focused on feeding the best food to our community, and helping our local growers earn a respectable living, we’re glad to be a part of this event.  #SocialHeart

Happy Independence Day!

The Farmhouse will be closed on Friday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.  Here’s to honoring our great country’s past, present, and future;
enjoying backyard barbecues and picnics with friends;
and soaking up some of those summertime rays by the water!

We’ll see you at 9:00 a.m. for that post-celebration recovery brunch
on Saturday, July 5 — until then, be safe and be well, friends!

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Sour Beer at The Farmhouse!

Our staff got to geek out a bit on sour beers today with our friendly MoBev rep!

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We learned about the history of the sour-beer brewing method (did you know it’s historically been much like making sourdough bread, leaving the beer fixins in the kitchen window to collect local yeasts for brewing?), and some interesting details about a few of the sours we’ll have in-house soon (if not already).  If you come by this weekend, we’ll be sure to have some interesting sours for you to try with your summertime repast!

We have the St. Louis Framboise in bottles now (you may recall that we used to have that on tap), which is a bright-pink raspberry sour that pairs wonderfully with our artisanal cheese plate.  Its low alcohol content makes it the perfect thirst-quenching aperitif.  There’s the 1809 Berliner Weisse, a tart sour that’s not too sugary; perfect for brunches.  The VanderGhinste Oud Bruin (“old brown”) is a Flanders brown that’s been made by mixing a newly-brewed batch of brown beer to lambic that’s been aged in oak barrels for 18 months (this is an historic brewing method which increased stability and shelf life in the time before refrigeration).  It’s got more of a toasty, malty flavor, and would pair well with our short rib or hanger steak.  We’ll also have the Duchesse de Bourgogne, a Flanders red made in small batches, which is reminiscent of the flavor of rice wine vinegar and would balance the richness of our prosciutto-wrapped chicken.

We’ll have others moving in and out of our beer list over the summer; you’ll have to ask your server how best to embark on your taste adventure!  🙂

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Memorial Day: We will be closed.

We will be closed on Monday, May 26th, in observance of Memorial Day.

We’ll resume for lunch service on Tuesday, May 27th.

Thank you, everyone!

May’s Wine Walk on Delaware — GrrrrrRRRREAT!

May’s Wine Walk on Delaware was a wonderful event!  Lots of people were here wandering the blocks between The Farmhouse (at the north end of Delaware) and the courtyard near the south end of the street, where artists and musicians enlivened the festivities.

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The Farmhouse crew spiced things up again in our own special way with a new in-house theme — this time everyone was an animal and our manager du jour played the part of zookeeper.  Talk about herding a bunch of cats!  🙂

Thanks to everyone who came by for a sip and a chat; we look forward to seeing you again on the third Saturday in June!

Wine Walk on Delaware Season Opener!

The first Wine Walk on Delaware of 2014 is coming in exactly two weeks — on Saturday, April 19!  We hope you will join us and our neighbors for a lovely evening of good wine, talented artists, and live music.  The Farmhouse will be lending space on its patio to several of our crafty and artistic staff members, for a little shop we’re calling “Staff Craft” — there will be paintings by Katie Sparaco, jewelry and wood-burning art by Haley Searls, crocheted and sewn goodies by Season Burnett, Sarah Wright, and Lindsey Cavitt, beautiful handmade leather items by Katy Bird (Sandlot Goods), and more.

This month, the charitable beneficiary will be the KC Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Katy Gondring and Robert Hoops, two candidates to become KCLLS’s Woman and Man of the Year, are organizing a fundraising after-party in the courtyard at 5th & Delaware St. as well, so after you’ve enjoyed strolling along the block, sampling the various delicious wines on offer, and checking out our neighboring businesses, you can enjoy some good music, art, and goodies there — and come over to The Farmhouse for a good dinner after you’ve worked up an appetite with all that walking!

Tickets will be sold at four locations along Delaware Street the night of the Wine Walk, including at The Farmhouse’s patio.  There are more details on Wine Walk’s Facebook page (see link above); stay tuned as the final details are ironed out.  We look forward to seeing you!

Support Margot at Speed Rack KC!

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Our lovely and talented bartender, Margot Thompson, will be competing this Sunday, April 6, at the Speed Rack bartending competition benefiting breast cancer research, education, and prevention!  This is Kansas City’s first time hosting this amazing event, and it’s to be at the Madrid Theatre in midtown KCMO!

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Margot has been studying up and practicing hard for the past couple of weeks — I think she’s ready!  Will you join our cheering section?  Information about the event and how to buy your tickets are at the Speed Rack KC page on Facebook.  We’ll save a seat for you!  🙂

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Chef Foust on KCLive TV!

Did you catch Chef Michael Foust on KCLive TV yesterday?  Did you try his delicious recipe for French Toast with Fig & Maple Syrup?  Tell us about your experiments on our Facebook page!

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photo credit: KSHB.com & Scripps Media Inc.

 

Welcoming Two New Managers to Our Team!

We are excited to welcome two new ladies to the front-of-house management team here at The Farmhouse: Taylor Baldwin and Season Burnett!

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Taylor will be managing on the floor for various shifts in addition to assisting with various front-of-house administrative needs.

Season has taken on the management of catering and event planning (both at The Farmhouse and off-site), as well as bringing the restaurant’s kitchen and patio gardens into the 2014 growing season.   (See our “Private Dining & Special Events” page for details and Season’s contact info.)

These are two extremely hard-working and talented ladies, and we’re sure they’ll be a wonderful asset to The Farmhouse’s management team!