Celebrating our 2nd anniversary at The Local Pig

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[Okay, okay.  We know we’ve been a bit slack about updating our website lately, but sit tight…this is the first of many coming your way this week.]

In the event write-up promoting our second anniversary BREAD! KC event, The Pitch claimed that when we want to celebrate, we really celebrate – truer words have ne’er been spoken!  During the planning phase with our dear friends at The Local Pig, we agreed that we wanted this to be the largest BREAD! event to date; thanks to the 200+ people that came out that sunny Sunday in October, it was.

The Local Pig roasted two whole pigs for us, which we paired with a variety of local BBQ sauces, including a special batch from our buddies at Grill Talk.  Farm to Market kept it simple with good ol’ fashioned white bread, and morsel served up dessert in the form of pumpkin spice cookies with maple glaze. Boulevard Brewing Company pulled through yet again and donated a couple kegs.  After all, what is a BBQ without good beer?

Bread chasers included members of the Kansas City Plein Air Coterie (KC PAC), many of whom could be spotted around the East Bottoms with their easels and paintbrushes before the event.  They sought funds for signage, flagging equipment, and other various operational costs while Chad Kepler pitched his plan to start a homebrew kombucha business and provided the entire crowd with samples of his product.  Last, but certainly not least, Nick Ward-Bopp good-heartedly yelled his proposal over the relentless clanking of trains that rolled by just a couple hundred feet away.  Ultimately, the $1,750 BREAD! grant was awarded to Nick and The Jarboe Initiative for the Made in KCMO project: a collaborative, time share, think and make space located in a rehabbed commercial building.

We’re also happy to announce that we *finally* got merchandise, which made its grand debut at this event. A HUGE thank you to Vahalla Studios for printing our shirts and bags – we love ‘em!  You may be thinking to yourself, “that’s all fine and well, but how can I get a hold of one of these shirts or bags so I can declare my support of the project, loud and proud?”  You can find them at our favorite roving retail store, CartWheel; at any of our BREAD! KC events; or you can just shoot us an email at breadkc@gmail.com and we’ll hook you up.  Shirts are $20, bags are $15, and all proceeds support BREAD! KC.

As always, we have lots of people to thank: Miles Maassen, Alex Pope, and the entire crew at The Local Pig; Boulevard Brewing Company; Grill Talk; Brannon Loffi and morsel bakery; Farm to Market Bread Co.; Vahalla Studios; Kevin Jay Kinsella (our loyal money man); all our talented and innovative presenters; and, of course, everyone that joins us in support of building a better community.

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