Brunch: Perched on a bustling corner of Downtown Kansas City’s River Market neighborhood is The Farmhouse, described as a “farm-to-table, tip-to-tail homestyle restaurant.” The menu, comprised of creative comfort food (including several vegetarian selections), showcases seasonal ingredients from a variety of local farmers in a way that maximizes each cut of meat, piece of produce or herb. The talented culinary staff prides itself on a wide variety of housemade ingredients, including bacon, lardons, broths, stews, sauces and syrups. It’s no wonder that The Farmhouse has become a popular brunch spot with a menu that’s available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Then: After your meal (or before, if you’re an early-bird), keep the farm-to-table theme going with a trip over to The City Market, one of the region’s largest farmers markets. Browse more than 140 stalls bursting with fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and much more from numerous area farmers. Along the perimeter of the market, you’ll find a mouthwatering array of specialty and ethnic shops, including Italian and Middle Eastern grocery stores, a local bakery, a coffeehouse, a tea shop and more. Plus, there’s a good chance you’ll catch a cooking demonstration, live music performance or another local event while you’re there—all in all, the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon!