Thursday, September 12, 2013

Our upcoming program at our annual meeting on September 29, 2013 features some of the strangest history in Johnson County, to some people.  It has been written about since the happening in state reports and in our Bulletin.  But as yet, as far as we know, no one has tried to replicate the event. 
Paul Landkamer, entomophagist, will guide us through the program. We still need cooks who want to show off their wild edibles and participants. This feast is inspired by the 1875 grasshopper feast which actually happened here in Warrensburg. It's also the plague featured in Laura Ingalls-Wilder's "On the Banks of Plum Creek". Since we couldn't schedule another plague, we opened the feast up to any wild edibles --of course, concentrating on the insects.  Please contact us if you are interested. 


  1. sorry I missed it, sounds interesting and crunchy

  2. 'twas, Bruce. There was quite a feast the last Sunday of September.
    I am not sure if you will get this reference, but "Hey Grandpa, what's for supper?" Paul brought a stew of insects, a bug broth over rice, and two lovely egg pies with insects and the garnish of dried cicadas around the flaky crust of one, and hoppers around the other. Also a favorite, Mealworm krispie treats. yum yum... For the fainter at heart, a new friend Lito Hufford, a new Greek caterer in town used sumac berries in a great Greek salad and there were thyme cornmeal cookies, along with some great ginger and choco chips and icecream with elderberry syrup to comfort the palate.. A really fun event with the help of the Girlscouts and leaders... Paul wants it to be an annual happening so maybe folks will have another year : )