Pat & Rachels Gardens LLC is an active owner-member of the Kansas City Food Hub, a farmer-owned cooperative serving the Kansas City area. Our farm serves as a sub-hub for the Kansas City Food Hub where farmers’ produce is cooled and stored before distribution. We joined the Overland Park Farmer’s Market in 2017 and The Brookside Farmer’s Market in 2018. We supply organic produce to the Community Mercantile in Lawrence. Pat & Rachel’s Gardens LLC is one of the only certified organic processing facilities in the Kansas City area. We help farmers add value to their products. We are a long-time member of the KC Food Circle which is now run by and KC Healthy Kids and their Roots for Refugees program and are also members of the Kansas Specialty Crop Growers Association. Kansas State University Olathe Campus gave us our FSMA training and food safety training. Johnson County Community College frequently brings their Sustainable Agriculture classes for field trips to our farm. We have hosted an educational presentation on hoophouse construction and season extension and conducted a farm tour for Miami County Extension Services in February of 2022. We partner with After the Harvest, a non-profit who glean produce and donate it to local food pantries, and Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas . We are very grateful for the support we have received from SARE (Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education) who awarded us USDA farmer-rancher grants for research in 2018, 2019, and 2020 . On April of 2019, attendees of the MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) conference in Overland Park toured our farm and facilities. We have special relationships with Heartland Honey, Moosepaw Farm, Red Ridge Farm, and Five Miles Farm. We are a member of From the Land of Kansas which promotes Kansas businesses.