Troost Community Market - Linwood & Troost - KCMO - Saturdays 8:30am-NOON

The Troost Community Market
(the little market that could)
open

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

The Troost Community Market will have KC Buffalo Co. meat, So come to Linwood and Troost for your steaks.

There will also be lots of herbs to spice up the meats for the grill or the salad dressing and apple mint for making the best strawberry-banana smoothies for a healthy dessert. Robert will smoke up some buffalo brats and Claudia may serve her peppermint lemonade.

We also have a few other growers and vendors who join us from time to time.

Hope to see you there,
Claudia Sue Toomim
816-797-1327

We have also invited other KC Food Circle vendors to join us. We hope you will, too.



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

Greetings Market Friends,

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a busy Tomato Festival last week! The summer bounty continues - we look forward to sharing it with you again this Saturday.

From our vendors:

From Green Dirt Farm
The cool weather has been more than we could have hoped for! The grass is lush
and the girls are in seventh heaven. The ewes milk production drops off steadily
as the days shorten, so we are expecting a slowly decreasing milk supply for our
cheese making. Even so, we will have a small but regular supply of cheese all the
way through December. And with our new Tommes, which can age up to a year, we
should have cheese enough to carry us through to the next milking season. Our
cheeses this week include, Dirt Lover, Bossa and all of the flavors of our Fresh.
We will have lamb at the market this week (but sorry, no sausage or racks.)
Don't forget to make a reservation for our next cheese tasting event on August
15. We will be comparing artisan cheeses made from cow, goat and sheep milks and
discussing the differences.
Hope you can make it out to visit with us!
Sarah
From Bread of Life
Hello market friends,
We have had a quieter house this week with Bryce and Lili having to go back to California where it is "boring". Bryce and Lili are ready to move to Brookside and visit the farm and bakery often.
We will have Lili and Bryce's Honey Bee cookies and Vegan Pumpkin Muffins still to help fund Chris and Bethanys' wedding in March. Good thing they came up with some good recipes. The Honey Bee Cookies are my new favorite and we Ambrose Farm Honey to make them. Try these with a cup of coffee for a treat.
Our Burritos this week will have some of Josiahs first potatoes out of the his garden and are they beautiful. Our whole grain breads, cookies, brownies,cinnamon rolls, black olive bread and Italian herb bread will be some of what Luke will have at market this week.
Have a great weekend and hope to see many of you on Saturday,
Luke, Chris and Kathy
From Wells Family Farms
Sharon and I (Kim) are getting ready to pick berries! The gooseberries are
really thinck on the plants. The blackberries are beautiful, but those
crafty birds are quick. I have been keeping a sharp eye on the patch, but
darned if they don't beat me to this spot every time. Hopefully in the
timber of the Rock Quarry there will be more.
I won't have any ground until around the 8th of august. I do have some
great cuts of steaks, kabob meat, stew meat, and some beautiful roast. Bug
repellant, that truly does work and smells great, Diatomaceous Earth,
Soybeans, dried, red clover/burdock seeds for sprouting, and the horse
leavins to make all your plants grow great. Hope to see you at the market.
Kim
From the Kansas City Community Farm
Nature has been kind these past two weeks. The weather's made it very pleasant to work in the field. This time of year, Alicia and her crew are spending most of their time harvesting. Gone are the days when we harvested only on the day or two before market. Now we're harvesting some crops every day (like okra) and some three times a week (like summer squash and cucumbers). Our tomatoes and wonderful filet beans and tri-color beans require twice-weekly harvesting. And do they take time to pick... The weather helps; it's really exhausting picking beans when temperatures are in the upper 90s or warmer. Then, with sweat pouring down your neck, it's best not to look left or right (avoid the sight of the long rows of beans that lie ahead) but to keep the eyes focused on the plants right in front of you. Doing so for hours makes for an interesting mental exercise, I think, but so far we've not had that kind of weather. :)
So this Saturday we'll be bringing you the loveliest vegetables this farm has to offer, harvested in balmy weather with much gratitude. You'll find the best-tasting, juiciest, spiciest, most colorful TOMATOES on our tables. A real bonanza, including heirlooms, hybrids, cherries, salad tomatoes and roma tomatoes. This is the season for tomatoes, so enjoy. Also, expect the summery quartet of SUMMER SQUASH, CUCUMBERS, EGGPLANT and BELL PEPPERS as well as lovely FILET and TRI-COLOR BEANS. We'll bring a variety of POTATOES including FINGERLINGS and an assortment of root vegetables like BEETS, CARROTS, perhaps even a few TURNIPS. From the alliums family we'll have GARLIC, ONIONS, CHIPOLINNIS, SCALLIONS and LEEKS. Also, OKRA, FENNEL, and BUNCHED KALE and CHARD (cross you fingers). Last time I looked the EDAMAME weren't ready but you never know what happens between now and Saturday. Finally, this week come to get more organic SHIITAKE mushrooms courtesy of Oak Ridge Farm in Lawrence.
It'll be a pleasure seeing you all. Thanks so much for your support.
Daniel
From Blue Door Farm
I’ll be there folks, with plenty of my mixed salad tomatoes and big, red slicers too. The peppers are here too: sweet, red italian fryers, dark green anchos, spicy jalapenos, fruity/spicy Mariachis and tasty green and white bell peppers.
I’ll have more garlic, potatoes, onions plus some bunches of that marvelous italian broccoli and, of course, tasty zucchini, yellow squash and “flying saucers” (pattypan squash).
See you soon!



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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:

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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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Troostwood Youth Garden Market - FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS - 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.”

Excerpted from:
http://www.sare.org/ncrsare/newsletter/NCRSARE_WinterSpring2008.pdf

Basic Info:

Description:
5142 Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Friday nights, 5 pm to 8pm
and
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

Website:
Location:
Kansas City, MO

SEE ALSO:

Growing a healthy neighborhood

Troostwood Garden started as an activity for kids...






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Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED - Fabulous Food Found Flourishing Frequently IN THE CROSSROADS 4:30-9:00pm

Dearest Connoisseurs of Local fresh Flavor -

Summer is an absolutely DECADENT time for home chefs and "eaters" of the garden's bounty.

As a farmer and culinary disciple, I am in heaven!! The harsh labors of Spring planting have definitely paid off, and now it is HARVEST HARVEST HARVEST!!!! My days are filled with gathering the bulbous bodies of summer's fruits including orgasmic eggplants, french scallop squash, crisp and juicy cucumbers, dragon's tongue beans, and mouthwatering heirloom tomatoes in every shape/size/color imaginable!! The field is simply a visual and flavor-filled fantasia.

My nights are even better, when I get to retire those weary bones to the kitchen and prepare "the fruits of my labor" for the man that I love. (Nothing like growing food with you honey)

This particular time of the season really compliments my rustic Sicilian cooking style, and Dan and I have been eating the most absurdly delicious dishes as a result. Here are a few to get your tummy rumbling -

.......whole roasted garlic bulbs drenched in tarragon infused oils
.......sicilian caponata (an eggplant stew) with caramelized shallots and Missouri cinnamon soaked Pecans
.......heirloom tomato stacks with Purple Ruffles Basil & Goatsbeard Blue Cheese, drizzled with a balsamic reduction
.......stuffed zucchini boats with bread crumbs, goat cheese and garden herbs baked to perfection
.......crusty pizzas with thick slices of grilled eggplant and squash complimented by a slow cooked heirloom tomato sauce with fennel

Hungry yet???

Good.

Come see your favorite gang of renegade urban growers this Friday at the funkiest Farmers Market in town and get your hands on the freshest organically grown goodies around.

I have a head full of recipes, and I am always willing to share the secrets of eating local and in season.

See you Friday @ the BADSEED from 4:30- 9 PM!!


Yours Truly,

Farmer Brooke


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




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



BADSEED

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

1909 McGee*KCMO*64108