Loca for local

March 3, 2010 at 10:09 am 3 comments

Last weekend, Matt and I checked out a great grocery store that was like a non-chain Whole Foods, with an emphasis on local groceries. For those in the Kansas City area, check out the Green Acres Market in Briarcliff Village. We certainly couldn’t afford to do all of our grocery shopping there, but we did get some fun things to try.

Our shopping loot:

Locally raised bison burgers

Locally made cheese (Shatto) – cheddar and havarti

Kalmata olives

Locally made pierogis

Locally made sourdough bread

Speaking of which, let’s talk about Shatto milk. This company is amazing. Their products are incredible, their marketing amazing, their packaging beautiful, and their taste outstanding. Plus, they are antibiotic/hormone free, locally made … incredible. Try their strawberry milk, their cheesecurds, their ice cream, their butter, their artesian cheeses … you can’t go wrong. They cost just a bit more but it’s worth every penny. Their milk tastes better than any other milk you have ever had. Plus, your milk comes in beautiful glass bottles that you can either return for a deposit or keep for so many useful things. We use them as vases and to water the flowers.

For those of you in the Kansas City area, stop by this market! It’s the perfect place to try something made right in KC, and to experiment with new foods for cooking.

And by the way, going to this store made me realize that my dream job would be to open an all local foods grocery store in the City Market. Ahhh heaven.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kevin Smith  |  March 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    You were literally a half mile from my house.
    And not to burst your bubble, but you can get all that same local stuff at Price Chopper – less than a mile down the road.

  • 2. Gayle  |  March 4, 2010 at 10:00 am

    We don’t have that store, but we do have local produce stands, and some awesome city farmer’s markets. If you are ever in the Seattle area, don’t miss their farmer’s market!

    • 3. mallorymurray  |  March 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm

      I would love to go to Seattle and go to their farmer’s market! There sadly isn’t nearly enough around here – which seems crazy as the Midwest has no lack of farmers!


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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