39th Street Community Farmers Market - Wednesdays 4:30-7:30pm

Did you know that the 39th Street Market is open every Wednesday until October 7th?

Did you know that all the food at 39th Street is grown or produced by the people you see at the market?

Did you know that all of our growers pledge to refrain from using pesticides and other methods which compromise the integrity of the land?

Did you know how hard it will be to get fresh food that is not genetically modified after our local growing season is over?

Come to 39th Street while you can!

Get the goods!

Baked Treats

p.p.s. If you bring in a cloth or other reusable bag (leather? burlap?) for produce, you can get a ticket from me (Dave) at the market tent (by the coffee shop) or my daughter (Felicity). This Reuse Reward Raffle ticket entitles you to a monthly drawing for a basket of market goodies from our vendors. Don't forget to come by and show me your stylish vegetable apparel for a chance to win free stuff.

Dave Bennett - 39th Street Market

Get some green and stay healthy!

39th St. Community Market
39th and Genessee, Kansas City, Missouri
Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30 pm, May 6th - Oct. 7th 2009

The 39th Street Community Market is conveniently located near KU Medical Center in the 39th Street shopping area. Stop by after work and talk with your local farmers. Organic and sustainably grown vegetables and fruit, free range meat and other goodies are available. If you live in the neighborhood, stroll on over and bring your kids! Regular music events and children's activities are also scheduled.

Call 913-432-4101 for specific dates, or check on our web site.


KC Organics @ Park Place (Leawood, KS) - Wednesdays 10am-2pm

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KC Organics
Farmer's Market
@ Park Place

Wednesdays - 10am to 2pm

August 5, 2009 – October 14, 2009

117th & Nall, Leawood, KS

Every Wednesday 10-2, KC Organics Farmer's Market will be at Park Place! Get your organic vegetables, baked goods, bread, honey, fair trade coffee, body care products, etc. For information about KC Organics, please visit www.kcorganics.com


See also:

DuPont Leader Says Increasing Food Production a Moral Imperative

DuPont Leader Says Increasing Food Production a Moral Imperative


September 08, 2009


- Ensuring food security for a growing world population is a moral imperative and plant breeders are being challenged to develop sustainable solutions using innovation that involves novel approaches and techniques to meet future demands, William S. Niebur, vice president - DuPont Crop Genetics Research & Development, told the second annual World Seed Conference here. Niebur's remarks reflect DuPont's recently announced commitment to focus on meeting four emerging global trends, one of which is increasing food production.

'We know some will want to debate methods and processes, the science, or our motives; but at the end of the day it is up to us as plant breeders to do everything we possibly can to help ensure no individual goes hungry,' said Niebur.

Agricultural output will need to double by 2050 to feed more than 9 billion people, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This increased productivity will need to occur as available arable land and resources shift, remain unchanged, or in some areas, decrease...



Media Contact:
Doyle Karr

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Big Oil / Big Chem / Big Farm have sold us a pig in a poke. Since oil and gasoline (and other high-profit items made from fossil fuels, like fertilizer and pesticides) could be sold for a profit, these Big Business leaders have tried to tell us that "What is Good for Them is Good For America" (and, therefore, the World).

Now, the chickens have come home to roost. Food supplies are not meeting demand because oil people (people fed oil-grown foods from birth) have been bred (indirectly) and used as a growth commodity.

Let the profiteers feed the starving millions (projected billions?)- these oil people are owned by them, literally. Otherwise, the Big Business model (as described above) will bankrupt the world.


Found elsewhere on the web:

"If modern agriculture continues to follow the path it's on now, it's finished. The food-growing situation may seem to be in good shape today, but that's just an illusion based on the current availability of petroleum fuels. All the wheat, corn, and other crops that are produced on big American farms may be alive and growing, but they're not products of real nature or real agriculture. They're manufactured rather than grown. The earth isn't producing those things... petroleum is!" - Masanobu Fukuoka

THE AGE OF STUPID - a movie - PLAYING "soon" AT A THEATER "near" YOU!


Sometimes it takes the emotional punch that only a big screen feature film can pack to move people to take action on a long term crisis like climate change.

That's the kind of emotional punch that 'The Age of Stupid' will deliver when it comes to a theater near you. We're proud to partner with the producers of this dynamic new film that will premiere in the U.S. on September 21st.

Find a screening near you and buy your tickets for the September 21st screening today:

The film will show at 6:30 pm on Monday, September 21, 2009. In the KC area, it will be at AMC Studio 30 in Olathe, AMC Town Center in Leawood, and Cinemark in Merriam. The Olathe location will be on an IMAX screen. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, plus a one dollar service charge, and are available by following the links

'The Age Of Stupid' is an enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid from the director of 'McLibel' and the producer of the Oscar-winning 'One Day In September'.

The film stars Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite ('The Usual Suspects', 'In the Name of the Father') as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching "archive" footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance? It takes viewers through a world-wide journey that explores the roots of the crisis and our failure to confront it in this fictionalized (but all-too-possible) future. Watch a trailer of the movie at AgeOfStupid.net.

U.K. newspaper The Guardian has called it "the first successful dramatization of climate change to hit the big screen." Find a screening near you and buy your tickets today:


now showing at

Cape Girardeau
Saint Joseph
Saint Louis


now showing at




Got Pictures? The Kansas City Food Not Lawns Group is beginning it's third year of Communiversity Classes. In celebration of this event, a special class is going to be held on Oct. 7. Everyone, yes everyone who has ever attended a FOOD NOT LAWNS Communiversity class is invited to attend. No Charge, No Enrollment, Just Be There. We encourage you to bring your stories; your stories about your successes, and even your failures as, you transformed barren patches of sod into bountiful productive land.

Got Pictures? Bring them along too. Or if you would like to have them projected on the screen, for all to see, email them to:
steve @ foodnotlawnskc . org
- Steve will add them to an online album that will be shared that evening.

Wednesday October 7th
8:00 PM -9:00 PM;

UMKC School of Medicine, Theatre C, first floor,
24th Charlotte, KCMO

In order to be admitted into the School of Medicine you must have picture ID

Please don't miss this event, it promises to be fun!

Take Care

Paul Rola

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