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Bake and Take Day

Bake and Take Day is celebrated on the 4th Saturday in March each year. This annual event celebrates baking traditions by encouraging participants to bake a product from wheat or wheat products and then share it with family, friends, neighbors, and others in the community.

Bake and Take Day began in 1970 in Sumner County, Kan. as a community service event. The Sumner County Wheathearts, an auxiliary organization of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, wanted to share in the celebration of the harvest. Bake and Take Day encouraged members of the community to bake their favorite dish and share it with someone special. The project was so successful that the Kansas Wheathearts adopted Bake and Take Day as a state-wide project in 1973. Currently, over one-third of the states commemorate the fourth Saturday in March by participating in Bake and Take Day. In December 2001, the Kansas Wheathearts disbanded. However, Bake and Take day will continue to be sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.

In recent years, a contest has been held for Kansas residents who participate in Bake and Take Day. Participants who reported on their Bake and Take Day activities have been eligible for a number of prize packages. Watch for Kansas Bake and Take Day contest information in late January or early February! Details will be posted on the following web sites, with entries due May 1st!

Wheat Mania – www.wheatmania.com
Kansas Wheat Commission – www.kswheat.com