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

Greetings Market Friends,

Some exciting news this week – check out the message from Green Dirt Farm and stop by their table to congratulate them!

This week we’ll be entertained at market by our very own Rachel Bonar of the New Roots program. From 8:30 to 10:00 she and the “String Beans” will be playing old time blue grass and folk music for your listening pleasure.

My, we are a talented group, aren’t we? :)

Kids (and the young at heart) are invited to exercise their own artistic talents this week with fun potato stamp projects, courtesy of Roaring River Bread Company.

So come visit Saturday for great local food and toe tapping, potato stamping fun.

From our vendors

From Green Dirt Farm
Yee Haw! Our Bossa won first place in its category in the American Cheese
Society's annual competition this past week, and our Fresh Plain and Nettle won
bronze medals in their categories. We are so thrilled by the honors. Stop by and
pick some up!
Sarah

From the Kansas City Community Farm
A good week here at the farm. Rains have been so plentiful this season making it almost unnecessary to irrigate. And during a storm the rain washes nitrogen to the ground fertilizing the crops. Some crops really responded well to that, like the okra and eggplant. Many of our tomatoes are struggling, however, and no amount of rain or fertilizer is going to turn that around. We're glad there's another planting of hoophouse tomatoes on the way. Also doing really well are summer squash, cucumbers, peppers (they're really starting to turn) and new rounds of beans which are coming along.
On our tables this week you'll find more TOMATOES including HEIRLOOMS, RED HYBRIDS, ROMAS and CHERRIES. There'll be yummy root vegetables like BEETS, CARROTS, maybe even a few HAKUREI TURNIPS. We've almost completed our POTATO harvest, so look for more tasty fingerlings as well as our other varieties, like Carola, All Blue, etc. Combine them with some of our FILET or TRI-COLOR BEANS (supply is down this week in anticipation of another round coming on in a couple of weeks). Also, get more of the EDAMAME which make the best snack! We'll also have SCALLIONS, LEEKS, ONIONS and GARLIC. Then the summer veggies mentioned earlier, like PEPPERS, SQUASH, CUKES and EGGPLANT (the pinkish-purple "Dancer" is one of the best-tasting and highest-producing varieties I've ever seen), OKRA. We'll also bring more summer greens like PURSLANE, MALABAR SPINACH and this week probably a few bunches of SWEET POTATO GREENS, all of which are great alternatives to the spring greens that don't do so well in this heat. Oh, and Alicia told me she's going to start harvesting WINTER SQUASH. Very nice!
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Daniel

From Bread of Life
Hello Brookside market friends,
We will have our usual fare at the market, Burritos made with farm fresh eggs and organic tortillas, Benedict Builders sausage and Josiah's potatoes. I can't seem to make enough for the boys to have any on Saturday so I will try to make more this week. The quiches made with smoked Gouda is another tasty breakfast treat to have on Saturday.
Our whole grain breads and goodies will also be available. The vegan pumpkin muffins are a hit and we thank Lili for leaving her recipe with us so we can continue making the muffins she started making. We also will have a vegan brownie this week along with our regular brownie.
Come by and see us,
Kathy, Luke and Chris

From Blue Door Farm

I was wondering where the Kansas summer heat was… I’m not wondering anymore. Not too bad though, eh? I’ve been busy this week planting for fall harvests – cross your fingers for the turnips, broccoli and cabbage. Soon I’ll put out the head lettuce.
The Carmen sweet peppers and the Japanese eggplants are appreciating this heat, and I’ll have both at market this week, along with the usual suspects - zucchini, squash and tomatoes. I’ll also bring a few more of what my CSA members report is the ultimate kid friendly veggie – spaghetti squash.
See you Saturday,
Laura
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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.


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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KC Organics and Natural Farmers Market - Saturdays in Minor Park

Reposted from the KC Food Circle calendar:

...this is an eMinder 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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