BROOKSIDE - The Community Farmers Market at Brookside (KCMO) - for Market Day (SATURDAYS)

Greetings Market Friends,
I will miss market this week, because we are going back East to celebrate our Grandfather’s 90th birthday and to attend a cousin’s wedding. That should be big fun. But, from what I read below, it looks like I am going to be missing out on some good fixins’ for some good eatin’! (Sorry, had to prepare for my trip and my Southern speak back in practice.)
This week Shindig will provide some tunes for your musical enjoyment. They will also perform next week at our Annual Tomato Festival. I won’t give it all away in this email, but we will have lots in store for you for this event. Stay tuned….
As always we look forward to seeing you every Saturday from April through October from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the heart of Brookside at the corner of 63rd and Wornall. Also, check us out at www.farmerscommunitymarket.com.
See you Saturday!
Franki
Now from our vendors:
From Blue Door Farm:
Tis' the time of the tomatoes.... Wow. I'll be at market with plenty of salad tomatoes and big reds too. A bi-color variation of the heirloom variety called "Mortgage Lifter" has also started ripening up. Despite the commerce oriented name, the looks are great and the flavor better - big, 1+ lb tomatoes in a swirl of red and gold with a surprisingly bold, sweet taste. Nummy. :)
The yellow squash continues to produce well, and I wanted to give a nutritional shout out to this veggie, which sometimes pales in comparison to it's more brightly colored table mates. A few customers have wondered out loud if it is "good for you". Lisa Markley, a nutritionist, big supporter of local food and a recent squash purchaser, reports that squash contains abundant lutein, a phytonutrient and carotenoid that is important for maintaining healthy eyes. So yes, darn it, it is good for you. It also tastes great. (And if I used any of those big words incorrectly it's my fault, not Lisa's).
I'll also be bringing: Potatoes, Garlic, Zucchini, Onions, Kale, and (woohoo!) more sweet roasting peppers. I had to laugh last week as customers cleaned out my small container of Carmen peppers within minutes of market opening.
I don't know yet if I'll be bringing any broccoli this week, but I'll do my best. I want to give it a taste test first as the heat may have edged it into bitterness.
Hope everyone is having a great week - see you Saturday!
Laura
From Ambrose Bee Farm:
We are a small apiary with a limited supply of local raw clover honey. The bees are raised by natural methods only, so we do not add any foreign substances to the beehives. All honey is pure and from our hives in Kansas City and Independence. Warming of honey (for packaging) is done below 105 degrees F. (If you are interested in unheated honey (solid) please contact us).
From Green Dirt Farm:
At the market this week we will have all of our cheeses, including our new
cheese, Prairie Tomme. This is a pasteurized sheep's milk cheese that I learned
to make while I was in France. It is a harder cheese with a washed rind. It has a
nutty flavor with a touch of sharpness. I will have a raw milk version ready to
come out of aging at the end of August.

Our lamb cuts this week include shoulder cuts, some half leg roasts and lamb
shanks cut Osso Bucco style.

Ask us about our cheese tasting event on July 25th. We will be featuring local
cheeses and paired with local beers.

Hope to see you!
Sarah

From the KC Center for Urban Agriculture:
How does TOMATILLO, HEIRLOOM TOMATO, PURPLE SWEET PEPPER, FRESH GARLIC and ONION salsa with a bit of BASIL sound? A definite twist on the run-of-the-mill, tried and true, dull and boring, out-of-a-jar red something salsa… But where would a person get all that stuff to make that crazy-delicious salsa? At the Brookside Farmers’ Market this Saturday at the KCCUA stand, of course! Stop by and you will find even more---this week we’ll also have EGGPLANT, GREEN BEANS, TRI-COLOR BEANS, SUMMER SQUASH,CUCUMBERS, OKRA, tasty and cute CHERRY TOMATOES, SALAD GREENS and MICROGREENS, SWISS CHARD, KALE, BEETS, CARROTS, LEEKS, oh my! FENNEL, LEMONGRASS, SCALLIONS, Big black RADISHES (great on the grill) and herbs of every aroma under the sun. Besides all that, I’m bringing the one and only Kansas City’s own Katherine Kelly and straight from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Leslie Touzeau! Wow what a line-up!
See you early this Saturday!
Alicia
From Bread of Life Bakery:
Hello Market Friends,
Luke and Chris will be at market with our Market burritos, quiches, breakfast bars, coffee, jams, jellies, breads and smiles. Be careful of some teasing from Luke though! He enjoys Brookside market and all the special people he has come to know. Lili and Bryce will be at Brookside also with their smiles and sitting on any lap that is still.
This week we also have some Honey Bee Cookies and Vegan Pumpkin Muffins by Bryce and Lili. They are our new bakers in training and love visiting us at the bakery. Amanda, Bethany and Luke are very patient with them when it comes to baking fun.
Hope your week was good and we hope to see many of you this Saturday,
Kathy, Luke and sidekick Chris
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Farmers' Community Market at Brookside
Saturdays, 8am to 1pm
under the white tents at theBorder Star Montessori School
63rd & Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64113 << Map it!

The Farmers' Community Market at Brookside is Dedicated toCreating a Unique Partnership between the Community andFarmers who provide High Quality, Local and Organic Productsin an atmosphere that is mutually beneficial, wholesome and fun.The Market also helps to support the Border Star PTA.

KC Organics and Natural Farmers Market - Saturdays in Minor Park

Reposted from the KC Food Circle calendar:

...this is a reminder for

Farmers Market - KC Organics (Minor Park - KCMO)


Saturdays 8am – 12:30pm
(Timezone: Central Time)

E 110th St & Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO (map)

KC Organics and Natural Farmers Market
“The Farmer’s Market in a Park”
Open Saturdays May 2nd through October 17th
8:00 am to 12:30 pm, in Minor Park
Go 1 mile South of I-435 on Holmes,then east on Red Bridge Road (111th St.)

  • fresh-picked, locally grown organic produce
  • also honey, edible flowers, herbs, mushrooms
  • breads and baked goods, grains, sauces
  • Free-Trade coffee and Eco-products
  • free-range eggs and some meats
  • soaps, body care products
  • natural stoneware jewelry


A Unique Market Experience in all the Best Ways

On the Grass, Under the Trees, in Beautiful Minor Park―with hikeable trails, lots of acreage, and the Little Blue River

www.kcorganics.com


In partnership with Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation
More event details»

Troost Community Farmers' Market - Saturdays at Linwood & Troost

The Troost Community Market
open

8:30 a.m. - noon
at the corner of
Linwood and Troost
Kansas City, MO

So come to Linwood and Troost for your holiday steaks.

Dear Enlightened Customers,
This Saturday at the Troost Community Market, there will be
baby carrots
beets
herbs
tomato plants
peach tree saplings
barbequed buffalo bratwurst
peppermint lemonade
Hope to see you there,
Claudia Sue Toomim
816-797-1327


We have also invited other KC Food Circle vendors, whose markets may be closed, to join us. We hope you will, too.