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

Greetings Market Friends,

It’s here! It’s here! It is finally time for the Annual Tomato Festival. We have a line-up of great things in store for you this Saturday. Jasper Mirabile from Jasper’s Marco Polo Restaurant will be on hand from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. teaching us some tomato recipes you can use to wow your next dinner guests. The recipes will feature heirloom tomatoes right from our vendors. Last year’s recipes were so amazing, that I made each and every one before the summer was over. Be sure to come out early and try out this year’s installment.

But wait—there’s more! Shindig will provide some tunes for your musical enjoyment. Also, we will have a return visit from our friends at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art who will be handing out information about the museum. And, in case you want to keep some of your tomato treasures around for the winter months, Kelly Gilbert, Master Food Volunteer with Missouri Extension, will be answering questions and sharing information about water bath canning and salsa canning.

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:
Yes indeed... tomatoes. Did I even need to say that? I'll have heirloom and hybrid, slicers and plenty of the mixed salad tomato pints - the green and black zebra tomatoes are really producing this week so the pints look great.

My zucchini has also (finally) really kicked in, so I'll be bringing plenty of bright green zukes - perfect for grilling, raw eating, sauteeing, roasting and more. Same goes for yellow squash.

Believe it or not, the italian broccoli is still gamely producing. I love that stuff. No huge quantities, but I'll have some bunches for the early birds. Also a basket of Carmen sweet peppers, purple and yellow potatoes, onions, garlic and tasty carrots.

See you Saturday!

From Ambrose Bee Farm
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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 the KC Center for Urban Agriculture
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This time of year, we are all about tomatoes! Tomato salad with basil, freshly made croutons, and mozzarella. Bacon, basil, and tomato sandwiches. Pasta with sautéed tomatoes, garlic, and a nice grating of hard cheese. Gazpacho. Roasted okra, onion, and cherry tomatoes. Julienned cucumbers and crushed cherry tomatoes, with lemon juice, hot peppers, a dab of sugar, and salt. The biggest, heaviest, glossiest tomatoes held in one hand, salt shaker in the other, eaten like an apple. Eggs scrambled with chopped tomatoes and blue cheese. The ways to use this lovely fruit are pretty much endless!

There is something about the Midwest soils and climate that make our tomatoes really special- we've had so many customers come from other parts of the country and rave about how good our KS and MO tomatoes taste. And this year, I think they are exceptionally good. The Tomato Festival this weekend is a chance to celebrate and enjoy!

We don't mean to slight the other vegetables though by any means! We've got newly dug potatoes, their flavor and texture make grocery store tomatoes seem bland by comparison... Summer squash- babies, zucchinis, yellow
squash, patty pans- are wonderful grated or julienned and salted, then eaten raw, and you can't go wrong with steaming them or sautéing them with a bit of butter. Onions, beans, the best garlic we've ever grown at KCCUA before, cucumbers, eggplant, sweet yellow, green, and purple peppers. Hot peppers, tomatillos, just about everything is growing now- what a great week this will be for good eating.

See you at the market!

From Bread of Life Bakery:

Hello Brookside Market,

What a lovely week at the Bakery with such unseasonably nice weather. Lili and Bryce helped on Monday and will have their specials this week also. Lili will make more of her outstanding vegan pumpkin/applesauce muffins and Bryce will also have his delicious Honey Bee cookies for the day.

We will be offering our Burritos, both sausage egg and Potato egg burritos along with our spinach and smoked gouda quiches. Puddin’ head coffee with a yummy cinnamon roll also makes for a sweet treat breakfast. Our freshly baked whole grain breads, granolas, cookies, rolls, wraps, Asiago Spinach Bread and other specialty breads.

Come by and say congratulations to Chris since he became engaged to Bethany last Saturday at City Market. Luke will be more than happy to tell you about how he helped Chris to surprise his sister.

See you Saturday,
Luke, Chris and Kathy



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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 <<>
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
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