Need inspiration for dinner? KC Door to Door Organics sponsors its second annual Taste of Local at Theis Park (533 Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard) Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can sample food from local farmers and food producers like Mean Vegan (who The Recommended Daily profiled earlier this week), get your face painted and listen to live music.
The Pitch’s Charles Ferruzza delves into the carnivorous heyday of Kansas City at the Central branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday. ‘Steaks, Stockyards & Sin: Kansas City’s Meat & Potatoes Past,” looks at the history of the stockyards and KC’s love affair with steaks. The talk is free and begins at 2 p.m.
Hopfest, a craft beer festival in Waldo, is Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. The event put on by The Well (it’s in a tented beer garden one block east) will have more than 50 breweries pouring over 250 beers [A map with what’s on tap is here]. Tickets are $35 in advance. VIP tickets, which get you in at 1 p.m., are $50.
Blue Springs is hosting its Corks & Canvas: Art & Wine Walk Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a free wine tasting in downtown Blue Springs (Main Street between 12th and 15th) with a farmers market, artists and antique shops along the walk.
The Rosedale Farmers Market (4020 Rainbow Boulevard in the Commerce Bank parking lot) opens Sunday and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market in Kansas City, Kansas will have spinach, radishes, bread, jam, pickles, honey and salsa this week.[Image via Facebook: KC Door to Door Organics]