BADSEED "First Friday" Farmer's Market Extavaganza

Hey there “Hungry People”,

With all this rain and gloominess, I am sure your bodies and souls are starved for some fantastic color and exotic flavor straight from the garden. Well, good thing it is “First Friday’” in the Crossroads and the BADSEED Farmer’s Market will be bursting with local, organic goodies, music, art, and of course: DIVINE VEGETABLES!!!!

This weeks “delights” will include:

From HOTMAMA BAKERY
  • fresh baked artisan breads and crackers made with the finest organic ingredients.....and the BEST DAMN COOKIES you’ve ever tasted!
From SUE’S SAVORY SPACE
  • aromatic herbs from her garden, herbal lemonades with wild flower honey, peach and strawberry tarts to die for, (and buffalo meat provided by KC Buffalo)
From PLATTE PRAIRIE FARMS
  • homegrown veggies brought to you by the “Squash Father” himself!!!
From EDEN ALLEY CAFE
  • prepared vegan/vegetarian foods “to go” (or to be enjoyed at the market)
From TEENY GREENY (our new vendor!!!)
  • Attention Mommies: an assortment of eco friendly BABY PRODUCTS including recycled and hand-made wool purses, diaper bags, and batik ring slings for carrying around your precious one. www.TeenyGreenyKC.com
From BADSEED FARM
  • *HEIRLOOM TOMATOES****in every shape size and color!!!! Absolutely divine!
  • *Sweet Italian BASIL and other culinary herbs
  • *Rainbow Chard and Kale
  • *Orgasmic EGGPLANT
  • *Assorted Peppers (mild, medium, HOT!)
  • *Heirloom Summer Squash in assorted varieties
  • *Onions/Garlic
  • *FOOT-LONG CHINESE RED NOODLE BEANS!!
  • *Multicolored CARROTS and BEETS
  • *and many more “scrumptious jewels” from the dirt.......
Other Products will include:
  • *the best EGGS ever
  • *Local GOAT CHEESE in fresh and aged varieties from Goatsbeard Farm (www.goatsbeardfarm.com)

And thats not all:

HERITAGE FARMS (who provides me with those luscious yolks) will be at the market with FRESH MOZZARELLA!!! (see our featured recipe as follows)

Orders will be taken for organic poultry, natural pork, and raw milk from their lovely green pastures in Cameron, MO. All orders can be picked up at BADSEED the following Wednesday.

OK, this weeks recipe captures the essence of summer. It is simple and light screaming with farm-fresh flavor:


CAPRESE SALAD:

  • 3 BADSEED FARM HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 pound HERITAGE FARMS fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 20 to 30 leaves (about 1 bunch) BADSEED basil
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling (optional)
  • Coarse salt and pepper
Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic and season with salt and pepper, to taste.


So, come hang out with some crazy farmers this Friday from 4:30 - 9 pm and enjoy live music by JAZZBO.......the one man band with the most (you gotta check this guy out)!
Bring the kids, tour the neighborhood gallery openings, fill your bellies with local foods, and make an evening out of it!

We look forward to feeding you. See you FRIDAY

Yours Truly,

Brooke (farmer and mistress of the BADSEED


BADSEED FARMER’S MARKET
FRIDAYS 4:30-9pm

1909 McGee
KCMO 64108
www.badseedfarm.com


Fill up your FREE "Fresh Art" produce bag at 39th Street Community Farmers' Market

Come to the 39th Street Community Farmers' Market this Wednesday from 5-8 and enjoy fruits from the labor of some great local farmers and artisans.

If you got a free "fresh art" produce bag from the market last week, bring it back and fill 'er up. It's a great time...

In Season
  • Heirloom tomatoes in an array of varieties
  • Great potatoes-sweet, white, purple, pink, yellow
  • Sweet honey-It may sound redundant, but it really is sweet!
  • Chinese noodle beans-the freshest snack in town
  • Cinnamon rolls made from locally grown and ground wheat
  • Flowers-zinnias, sun, glads, wild
  • Hot peppers for a refreshing salsa
  • Corn-rich and juicy, get it while you can
  • Beef from cows who play out in the rain
  • Listen to percussionist Nick Baker play and sing, bring the kids and get creative, learn where your food comes from. This is the season.
www.39thStreetMarket.com

P.S. As a member of our email list, you are automatically entered in a raffle for a basket of goodies from vendors at the 39th street market. Stop by the market tent for details.