Giving a Home-Baked Gift is a Great Way to Show Someone You Care

This March, the Kansas Farm Food Connection is teaming up with the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Home Baking Association to promote Bake and Take Month. For more than 40 years, Bake and Take Month has been an opportunity to celebrate relationships with friends and family by baking and sharing treats.

“The purpose of Bake and Take Month is to encourage participants to bake a product made from wheat and take it to a neighbor, friend or relative,” said Cindy Falk, nutrition educator of Kansas Wheat and coordinator of Bake and Take Month.

“Bake and Take Month has a long tradition in Kansas as a promotion designed to educate consumers in the importance of home baking and wheat foods consumption,” Falk said.

“The personal visit to members of the community is as rewarding and important as the baked goods you take them.”

Home Baking Association's Sharon Davis recommends baking these Classic No-Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies to share with friends and family for Bake and Take Month. For recipes and more ideas for Bake and Take Month, visit the recipes section of our website.

Prepare gifts of fresh-baked wheat foods for relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors and just about anyone who likes to eat. The visit when you deliver the baked goods is one of the most enjoyable aspects!  Be sure to share your creations with us on Facebook.

Bake and Take Day began in 1970 as a community service project of the Kansas Wheathearts in Sumner County. The Kansas Wheathearts, an auxiliary organization of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, set out to share baked goods with family members, friends, neighbors, and those in need, generating goodwill in the community. The idea of a community member sharing a favorite recipe with someone special became so successful that the Kansas Wheathearts created a national Bake and Take Day celebration in 1973. Although the Kansas Wheathearts disbanded in 2001, the tradition continues to be supported by the wheat industry.

Additional recipe ideas are available at eatwheat.org.

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Home Baking Association's Sharon Davis will show us how to make Classic No-Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies on March 28 at 2:00 p.m. central time on the Kansas Farm Food Connection Facebook page.