KCFC's Local Organic, Natural and Free-Range Farmers Markets

Featured Farmers Markets in K.C.
In Kansas City we are fortunate to have access to a number of Farmers Markets that only accept vegetable and fruit farmers who agree to grow using organic methods. Organic growers avoid the use of conventional fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, and other biocides, and strive to preserve the health of the living soil. In addition, the farmers at these markets who produce meat, eggs, and dairy products agree to avoid the use of synthetic growth promotants such as hormones and subtherapeutic antibiotics. The market listings below are written by representatives of the markets, and the Food Circle, being an all-volunteer organization, is unable to evaluate or certify each market’s standards and practices. For additional information about these issues or to find out what is meant by any particular term in a market listing, please contact the market directly with your questions.

Farmers Community Market at Brookside -- updated April 2008

Located at the Border Star Montessori School - 63rd and Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri - Look for the White Tents
Saturdays, 8 am to 1 pm, April 12 -October 25
The Farmers’ Community Market is in the Heart of Brookside where many Unique Shops and Restaurants are nearby to explore and spend a delightful Saturday afternoon. The Market has a lively mix of Local and Certified Organic Farmers who provide Freshly-picked Vegetables, Fragrant Herbs, Delicious Beef, Juicy Sweet Fruit, Edible and Cut Flowers. Our Farmers use Sustainable and Humane practices to produce hormone and antibiotic-free Meats and truly Free-Range Chicken Eggs. The Market also features Organic Freshly-Prepared Artisan Food and Baked Goods including Vegan and Gluten-free items. Organic Hand-Crafted Soap and Artists with locally handmade crafts complement the market. Tables and Chairs are available to Relax and Visit with Friends. OUR 6th ANNUAL HEIRLOOM TOMATO FESTIVAL will be JULY 26th. Visit www.FarmersCommunityMarket.com for more details.

KC Organics & Natural Market at Minor Park -- updated April 2008
"Uniquely nestled in a beautiful park, On the grass and Under the trees!"
Just East of Holmes on Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO (one mile south of I-435 at Holmes Road)
Saturdays, 8 am—12:30 pm, May 3rd—October 18th

Come visit us in the park. Our family farmers offer organic produce that is freshpicked and locally-grown, natural specialty and Heritage meats, honey, mushrooms, edible flowers, herbs, grains, artisan breads, cereals and pies, fresh eggs, freshly-brewed "FT" coffee & more. We continue to pioneer ECOPRODUCTS, with the highest organic-content handmade bar soaps & body care items, woodcrafts, candles, artisan natural-stone custom jewelry, etc. Gourmet chefs' demos at 9:30 include samples and recipes. Our "Organica Music in the Park" venue showcases local up-and-coming talent (Note: See website for scheduling). We are a "Fair Trade" Market. We host a Special INDOOR "Holiday Market" in December at Notre Dame de Sion High School. Please visit our website, www.KCOrganics.com, or join our email list via KCOrganics@yahoo.com, for special events; or call 816-444-FOOD(3663). (In cooperation with the KCMO Parks and Recreation Department.)

39th St. Community Market -- updated April 2008
39th and Genessee, Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesdays, 5 to 8 pm, May 7th - Oct. 8th 2008
Call 816-507-8698 for specific dates, or check on our web site: www.39thStreetMarket.com
The 39th Street Community Market is conveniently located near KU Medical Center in the 39th Street shopping area. Stop by after work and talk with your local farmers. Organic and sustainably grown vegetables and fruit, free range meat and other goodies are available. If you live in the neighborhood, stroll on over and bring your kids! Regular music events and activities are also scheduled.

Troostwood Youth Garden -- updated April 2008
5142 Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri 64110
Saturdays, 8 am to 2 pm, May 10th-October
816-444-5788
www.KCFoodCircle.org/growers/troostwood/
eMail: Troostwood (@) KCFoodCircle.org
Neighborhood youth are providing fresh and healthy vegetables from A to Z.
We are members of JJ Farms, and all of our foods are grown onsite using organic methods.
Please call if you have questions.
Come to our Troostwood's Green Neighborhood Festival on May 17th.

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!!!!!!!!!!!! New Organic, Natural and Free-Range Market !!!!!!!!!!

BADSEED
(a regular listing will replace this announcement in a few weeks)

Attention Conscious Eaters and Connoisseurs of Local Flavor:
you are invited to the
BADSEED FARMER'S MARKET Season Opening!!!

Friday May 2nd, 4:30 - 9:00 pm

1909 McGee
KCMO 64108
(in the Crossroads)


Local Organic Delights including succulent and exotic greens, herbs, transplants, flowers, goat cheese, free-range meats and eggs, delicious baked goods, and herbal soaps and beauty products!!!!

Featuring live music, art, and delectable prepared dishes by EDEN ALLEY (www.edenalley.com)

For more info go to www.badseedfarm.com

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!!!!!!!!!!!! New Organic, Natural and Free-Range Market !!!!!!!!!!


Merriam
Organic Market

(
M.O.M.)
TUESDAYS... in KANSAS!!
(a regular listing will replace this announcement in a few weeks)

5740 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS 66203

(just a few blocks NW of I-35 and Johnson Drive)


Omnivores, we're solving your Dilemma...

M.O.M.'s GRAND OPENING will be May 27th...

... weather permitting and the creek don't rise!!!*
www.MerriamOrganicMarket.org

* Turkey Creek, that is... RAIN won't stop us,
but a FLOOD might.

Merriam Organic Market
TUESDAYS, 4pm-8pm
June through September, 2008
(excluding July 1st)

DISCLAIMER:
Merriam Organic Market (M.O.M.) is run
as a non-profit promotional organization
for the benefit of local organic, natural
and free-range growers.
We
rent space from the Merriam Parks &
Recreation District, but we are *not*
directly associated with the "mixed"
(organic and conventional) Merriam
Farmers Marketplace held on Saturdays
at the same venue
.