Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED

Hey hey hey,

Hope everyone spent the weekend stuffing themselves with the swiss chard, goat cheese, sprouts, and other delights from last week's market! Summer is upon us and June is bearing down! Things haven't been too terribly hot, yet. But it's coming. Indeed, spring sprang sprung it's way out of here, and some delicious produce will go with it. So we take this opportunity to remind you of the splendor of the spring greens (images above are clickable for larger format) that are still going strong.

Of course, we're all twiddling our thumbs waiting for tomatoes, peppers, squash, and the other heavy hitters. Us farmers want that stuff, too. But lets not let pass unnoticed the enormous, brilliantly colored bunches of swiss chard. Nor should we let fat bags of arugula, begging to be mixed into a pasta, sit idle on the market table. Soon there will be no nasturtium blossoms for your salads, nor mixed mustards to fry up southern style. And the kale will be so holey not even the pope would touch it.

So please, do yourself a favor - Load up and chow down on some of the finest local organic greens available anywhere.

This week at the BADSEED Farmers' Market, we will have the full range of spring flavors, including:

BAD and BADDER SEEDS Dan Heryer and Brooke Salvaggio from those southern suburbs.
Hows about some more big beautiful multicolored CHARD BUNCHES for all those early comers. You haven't seen companion planting until you've seen our row of nasturtiums down the middle of our kale bed. We'll have some of the bunched KALE leaves from that bed, as well as bagged NASTURTIUM blossoms for all you EDIBLE FLOWER folks. Also, lots of ARUGULA - not too spicy. Look for the Brooke's fabulous SALAD MIX with assorted herbs (we've gotten so many rave reviews, it seems that this salad mix really might change your life). STIR-FRY Mix. A few more LETTUCE HEADS, maybe. We have more TARRAGON than we know what to do with, as well as some other FRESH-CUT HERBS. And of course RADISHES and TURNIPS - some of the most amazing turnips ever tasted.

Lew "The Herb'n Gardener" Edminster from the West Side of KC
this week i'll have a small amount of zinnias and larkspur cut flowers. arugla is taking a rest for a couple of weeks and is being replaced with mild mesclun. there'll be more russian kale for the kale freaks and all-star gourmet mix continues for only maybe two weeks and then it's bye-bye until fall crops. green beans will be on next week. i could auction off the one or two packs of cherry tomatos i'll get.

Steve "the Platte Prairie" Mann with the Squash Blossom in his hand from the land Up North
This Mann has some juicy Mulberries, kale, arugula, salad mix, turnips and borage.

Pudd'n Head Coffee
Micro-Roasted Fair Trade Organic Coffee Beans, as well as fresh brewed coffee by the glass.

Bread of Life
Savory, sweet and otherwise delicious baked goods.

And of course, Pastured EGGS from Bread of Life
and amazing aged and fresh GOAT CHEESE from Goatsbeard Farm.

Spring is still here. Get these great goods before their season passes.

Happy eating!

Dan and Brooke


An Urban-Organic Farm & Market
Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community

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How to Eat Local in KC - Olathe Public Library - TONIGHT!

...a reminder for

How to Eat Local in KC

Thu Jun 11
7pm – 9pm

(Timezone: Central Time)
201 E. Park St, Olathe, KS 66061 (map)
Calendar: KC FoodCircle

As part of the activities leading up to the Greater Kansas City Urban Farms & Gardens Tour 2009, local libraries in Independence, MO, and Olathe, KS, are featuring the following program:

"How to Eat Local in KC" - hosted by Season Burnett (Director of the Kansas City CSA Coalition) and Emily Akins (member of the Kansas City Food Circle Coordinating Committee)

How can you reach out to your community while at the same time finding local, sustainable methods for buying, making, and growing your own food? Come learn and share information about the exploding number of Kansas City's local and organic farmers' markets, Community Supported Agriculture and CSAs, community and school gardening, preserving, and other local-food efforts promoted by some fantastic organizations actively involved in our local "foodshed." As you grow more inspired, you can find out how to help your friends and neighbors "go local"!

* Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m., Olathe Public Library, 201 E. Park St., Olathe, KS 66061 (call 913.971.6888 to register)

* Sunday, June 21, 2 p.m., Trails West Branch of the KCMO Library, 11401 East 23rd Street, Independence, MO 64052 (call 816.701.3483 for more information) RSVP Now for Trails West Event

For information on other events throughout the month of June and for tickets for Urban Farm Tour 2009, go to