Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED - A MUST ON FRIDAYS IN THE CROSSROADS + Fringe Fest continues...

Beloved Believers in a Tastier World,

We're trying hard to keep the faith! Brooke and I recently went to see the movie Food, Inc.. Despite being very tuned in with our food system, we were appalled what industry and government have driven us to eat. And yet, in the interest of your health and safety, our city has saved the day to ensure that local organic eggs and cheese are as safe as the individually wrapped American cheese slices in a supermarket near you.

That's right! The city came last week and told us that we could not legally sell the pre-packaged eggs and cheese we had stored at safe temperatures in a clean fridge. What we lack are a piece of paper and its associated fees. We can only plead ignorance, as we already had another piece of paper for the same purpose from the state. So we are attempting to obtain the appropriate permit before this Friday's market so that all of our lovely customers can know that they are safe. That said, we may or may not be able to sell the eggs and cheese you have liked so well at this week's market.

No eggs, no cheese, what's a person to do but eat succulent heirloom tomatoes, orgasmic eggplant, and arousingly aromatic basil! Regardless of whether we are able to sell eggs and cheese this week, we will continue to have an incredible array of flavorful summer vegetables from our fantastic four urban-organic growers. Please peruse the varied delights we'll have at this week's market!

Dan and Brooke
South Side, KCMO

Eat this! Brooke and I sacrificed ourselves to poison ivy this week to gather our first POTATOES (long story). Yukon Gold. We immediately fried up the few that we forked while digging, and damn were they good!!

More TOMATOES! We can hardly keep up with their ripening. We have wonderful varieties like Japanese Black Trifle, Beefsteak, Brandywine, Mortgage Lifter, Green Zebra, Anna Russian, Cherokee Purple, Speckled Roman, Tigerella, Thai Pink Egg, Ivory Egg (those kinda eggs are legal), and many more. And don't forget our fantastic and flavorful cherry tomatoes!!

Additionally, we are harvesting melt-in-your-mouth, absolutely amazing heirloom EGGPLANT!! Eight ball Zucchini have rekindled my love for summer squash, but there are many more varieties where those came from! Our KALE is prolific, and we would like you to eat it. Freshly pulled ONIONS offer a whole new meaning to flavor.

Do you want BIG BUNCHES of FLAVORFUL FRESH HERBS at LOW PRICES?! Quit buying at outrageous grocery store prices and get thyme, oregano, parsley, BASIL and savory from BADSEED Farm.

More produce this week: beets, swiss chard, garlic, cucumbers, and edible flowers. I'm probably leaving something out, so come see for yourself!!

Lew Edminster
The Herb’n Gardener
West Side, KCMO
Fresh Cut Flowers, Herbs, and Divine Veggies....

Steve Mann
Platte Prairie Farm
North Side, KCMO
Organic Bulk Grains, Potatoes, and Squash....

Sherri Harvel
Root Deep Urban Farm
East Side, KCMO
Tomatoes, Potatoes, and a plethora of fresh dug delights...

Puddin' Head Coffee
Independence, MO
Organic-Fair Trade Coffee Beans and Coffee by the Compostable Cup!!

Kay Peoples
The Curious Canine
If you didn't catch Kay last time - she is our newest vendor and offers home-made dog treats from real food and ethically produced meat!!! That's right. Live it up Sparky!

and don't forget breads and sweet treats made with local/organic whole wheat flour from

Up-coming Classes @ BADSEED:

Saturday, August 8th (1-3:30 PM)
Herbal Beauty Workshop

Our outer shell is but a mirror relection of our internal workings. Join us and discover how to make permanent, positive changes to your exterior through creating balance in your interior. Find which herbs best support healthy liver and blood functioning (common deficiency causes for external troubles), and which botanicals help to improve a variety of skin and hair types. Each participant will assemble and take home their own Herbal Beauty Kit (choose three from an herb-based facial/body scrub, facial toner, bath soak, lip balm, and liver/blood strengthening tinctures). Cost: $50

Saturday, August 8th (10 AM-12 PM)

Kansas City FOOD NOT LAWNS Workshop hosted by BADSEED

*Join Community members Steve Mann and Toby Grotz and explore the connection between Peak Oil, Climate Change, Food Security and growing food in your yard in this two hour Food Not Lawns Workshop.

  • Peak oil and our future
  • Fall Garden Prep, Sustainable gardening, Perma Scape
  • Permaculture design

Cost $16

(FOOD NOT LAWNS is an international movement focused on turning yards into gardens and neighborhoods into communities)

For more info:

Toby Grotz 505 603-6599

Steve Mann 816-352-9213

To sign-up for either class please fill out and mail/e-mail the attached registration form!!

See you this Friday from 4:30 to 9 PM.


Farmer Dan of BADSEED


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

1909 McGee*KCMO*64108

Troostwood Youth Garden Market - FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS (KCMO) - 52nd & Paseo

Troostwood You

Youth gardeners have the opportunity to explore urban agriculture in Kansas City, MO at the Troostwood Garden in Kansas City. Located on a corner lot donated for use by Rockhurst University, Troostwood Gardens is in an urban neighborhood.

There, a master gardener, and ten youth work with Ericka Wright’s “Urban Agriculture Youth Program,” building their urban agriculture skills. They grow produce to sell at the Troostwood Youth Garden Market.Through the help of a 2005 grant from the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program, the Urban Agriculture Youth Program at Troostwood Garden’s hopes to in uence a change in youths’ lifestyle and at the same time improve their nutrition, environment, social and economic practices. Ericka Wright’s family started Troostwood Gardens on their property in 2000 as an activity for neighborhood youth.

“In the community I live in, we were the only house in the neighborhood with a swing set, so we had always kids in the yard. Many of the kids had low scores in reading and math,” explained Wright. “Most people enjoy eating, whatever level they’re at, and we  gured we could read a little, eat a little, do a little math, and learn together in the garden with the kids.”

At 41 years-old, Wright is disabled from muscular dystrophy, and values a healthful diet. Wright wanted to show children healthful nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle. “In terms of sustainable agriculture, our project falls in line with community. It brings people together in an outdoor classroom, and makes people aware of sustainable gardening practices in the inner city, saving seeds, and eating healthfully,” said Wright.

Youth begin gardening each March and continue working in the garden and at the Troostwood Youth Garden Market until the last vegetables are harvested, typically in late October. “We’ve found that the youth developed better self esteem. They saw the fruits of their labor and how their hard work had paid off…They now have knowledge of a garden, what it takes to have and build one, and team work.”

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Basic Info:

5142 Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Friday nights, 5 pm to 8pm
Saturdays, 8 am to 2 pm

May 15 thru late October

Organically grown vegetables and produce grown sustainably by neighborhood youth - a member of JJ Farms - one of a number of farmers' markets featured by the Kansas City Food Circle.

Contact Info

Kansas City, MO


Growing a healthy neighborhood

Troostwood Garden started as an activity for kids...