Funky Friday Night Farmers' Market - BADSEED - Fridays at 1909 McGee (KCMO)

Dearest Friends, Eaters, and Connoisseurs of Local Flavor,

This is Farmer Brooke here, the “baddest” of the seeds, writing to tantalize your taste buds with decadent descriptions of this weeks array of local-organic delights to be showcased for your eating pleasure at the BADSEED Farmers Market this Friday from 4:30-9 PM!!!!

So let us begin this mouthwatering journey:

From BADSEED Farm –
Brooke & Dan
Southside, KCMO
*Sensational salad bowl mixes with aromatic herbs including fennel, dill, mint, and edible flowers
*Our Famous “stir-fry” mix with garlic chives, tarragon, spicy mustards, and chive blossoms
*Radiant Rainbow Chard bunches and nutrient-rich Kales
*Flavor bursting spring garlic and heavenly garlic scapes
*Luscious Lettuce heads in red, green, and speckled
*”eat em’ like an apple” tender and sweet Turnips
*Broccoli Florets
*Culinary and Medicinal Herb/Flower transplants for your organic garden

From Root Deep Urban Farm –
Sherri Harvel
Eastside, KCMO
*Gorgeous heirloom tomato and herb transplants
*Glorious greens including Dino Kale, and Swiss Chard
*Eater Egg Radishes

From Herb “n” Gardener –
Lew Edminster
Westside, KCMO
*”All you can eat” ARUGULA!! (peppery and perfect)
*Succulent salad bowl and greens mixes
*Transplants including heirloom tomatoes and nasturtium (my favorite edible flower!!)

From Platte Prairie Farm –
Steve Mann (aka Squash Father)
Northside, KCMO
*Sweet Potatoes (local and organic from last years harvest…still delicious!!)
*baby spinach
*organic grains and bulk goods including oats, almonds, and peanut butter…..

From WILD ALCHEMY (our newest vendor!!!) –
Jen and Brandon
Wild-crafted foods and herbs including:
*wild salad mixes with lambs quarter and nettles
*dried tea blends
*medicinal and culinary mushrooms
*wild wheat grass shots

From Puddin’ Head Coffee –
George and Vicki Hartmann
*Fairly Traded, Organic Coffee roasted in small batches – Rainforest Blend, Ethiopia Blue Nile Blend and Decaf Peru
*Free samples available as well as coffee sold by the cup
*For the home roaster - raw green coffee beans available

And if that is not enough to tempt you –
*Aged and Fresh GOAT CHEESE from Goatsbeard Farm including a farmstead white cheddar, an orange-rind muenster, and a feta soaking in brine fit to bathe in (some of the finest artisan goat cheese in the mid-west!!)
*Wholesome Breads and baked goods from BREAD of LIFE Bakery made with local organic flour and a whole lotta love
*Free-Range Eggs
*Kombucha “magic mushroom” Tea (brewed by yours truly)

……………and more

So folks, treat yourself!!! Stay out of that soul-sucking SUPERMARKET this week and come on down to the BADSEED and get some GOOD FOOD: grown ethically, with love, and close to home!!!

FYI – (for all you “Urban Homesteaders”) Upcoming Canning & Preserving Class @ BADSEED -

Saturday, June 13th (10-3 PM) –
Making Jams & Jellies
This is the first canning opportunity of the season as luscious strawberries grace our mid-western fields. Take advantage of this early berry and “jam” it up for the “fruitless” times ahead. Learn how to make traditional jellies and preserves with techniques that can be applied to other seasonal fruits.
Feel free to bring some berries, and any other local goodies you would like to experiment with!!!
Cost of Class: $50

For full 2009 class schedule and descriptions or to sign-up please visit

See you Friday!


Brooke (farmer and mistress of the BADSEED)

An Urban-Organic Farm & Market Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community
1909 McGee*KCMO*64108

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See links below for summer work in the KC area...

Melissa Hincha-Ownby

Farming: Summer's hot internship opportunity

Farming has been declared one of the top 10 green jobs of the future, and college students across the U.S. are spending their summer interning at farms.

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Summer is here and college students across the United States are beginning their internships. While many college students may be seeking cushy corporate opportunities, a new trend has emerged this year – farm internships. Perhaps these students have read Fast Company’s report that farming will be the hottest green job for the next decade.

Kim Severson wrote about this new trend in her article for the New York Times, Many Summer Internships Are Going Organic. “Katherine L. Adam, who runs the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, financed by the Department of Agriculture, said 1,400 farms sought interns this year, almost triple the number two years ago.” Source: The New York Times

The article goes on to explain that the students seeking these internships are not all agriculture majors looking for an opportunity at one of the nation’s large conventional farms. Instead, students come from a variety of degree programs and are seeking internships at organic and sustainable farms.

To get a better idea of what kind of opportunities are available, I visited the Sustainable Farming Internships and Apprenticeships Database run by the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. The database was just updated this morning and it appears that there are still quite a few opportunities available.

Hay Creek Stock Farm in Sebeka, Minn., is looking for one person to intern at their 160-acre farm. The intern will gain skills in animal husbandry, pasture management, organic vegetable production and direct marketing. The internship begins on June 1 and runs through Sept. 15.
If you’d prefer to gain experience in a non-traditional farm setting, the Lavender Hill Farm in Vashon, Wash., may be a good fit. The intern will work on a ½-acre lavender farm and garden and live with the farm owners and their two children. The lavender internship begins on July 1 and ends Aug. 15.

Other farm internships still available as of today include opportunities at Flat Creek Lodge in Swainsboro, Ga., and Charis Eco-Farm in Staunton, Va. For more information on the hottest green job for the coming decade, read my green jobs spotlight on farming.

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