Home grown goodness.

When we hear the words “home grown,” some of us think of bountiful gardens and neighbors with green thumbs who share sacks full of zucchini or tomatoes every summer. Others might think about the farm-to-table movement that has swept the nation over the past few years as chefs work to locally source as much of the food on their menus as possible. And still others might think of the shop local movement that involves everything from locally made whiskey, furniture and toffee to the clever KC pride t-shirts that seem to be everywhere.

Here at Lifestyle Publications, where our goal is to focus on local content each and every month, we dedicate this issue to the local vendors, the masters of Pinterest, and some amazing local crafters who call Kansas City their home.

There is no doubt about it. We’ve got a city full of inventive, entrepreneurial-minded, hard-working neighbors who are putting their hearts into some amazing locally made products. We hope you’ll take the time to get to know some of these vendors, tell them you read about them in our magazine, and when it is time to buy a unique hostess or housewarming gift or holiday gifts for those out-of-state relatives, consider something from one of these neighbors.

We’re proud to be made in Kansas City as well.

Have a great month and I’ll see you around town.