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

Greetings Market Friends!

From our vendors:

Blue Door Farm

Hey everybody! I'll be back this Saturday with a selection of crops that I find delicious, but the deer apparently don't care for! Woohoo!

Headlining the table will be broccoli raab, which I hope you'll find as addictive as I do. I sauteed some up, tossed it with lemon, olive oil, parmesan and pasta and proceeded to eat two plates full.

I'll bring more of the sweet italian peppers and some great snacking sweet peppers - minature orange guys that are virtually seedless and called, appropriately enough, "Yummy". Try them stuffed with the fresh cheese from Green Dirt!

Also on tap: radishes, tasty turnips and the ever dependable kale.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!


KC Center for Urban Agriculture

Funny, the temps in the 80s feel warm to us this week! There have been those truly difficult years when the September temperatures were in the upper 90s, after weeks and weeks of no rain, so it is a pretty special thing for the 80s to feel comfortably warm.

The veggies are looking as beautiful as ever. Our SUMMER SQUASH- zucchini, patty pans, cousa type- are abundant and tasty. They are great grilled, try slicing them (skin on), marinating them in a balsamic-oil-herbs dressing for a few hours, then grilling them until just barely tender. We’ve also had several samples given to us of chocolate zucchini cake, the zucchini adds moisture and denseness, and the combination is just amazing. Or, for simplicities’ sake, peel the zucchini with a potato peeler, stopping at the seed cavity, making long, wide ribbons of squash. Salt lightly, toss, and let sit, then eat them as a refreshing side dish or pile them on top of warm, oiled pasta with some grated cheese and some fresh herbs. Try browning them in butter with some of the SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS we’ll be bringing from Oak Ridge Farm.

Our fall tomatoes- planted in June- are still coming along. We’ve got some real gorgeous ones, along with the nice “saladette” size that cut up nicely for salads or pasta, plus the romas keep producing and producing! Try making a roasted tomato salsa, just cut and toss with oil all the normal salsa ingredients- tomatoes, peppers, hot pepper, onion, garlic, parsley or cilantro- then roast in a 350 degree oven until they start to caramelize. Scrape together, stir with a spoon, and you’ve got an amazing easy salsa.

It is a good time to roast peppers- both green and ripened- for freezing for winter. And the same approach works for eggplant. You’ll be grateful you did, the winter nights you come home tired and hungry, and all you have to do is boil some pasta, pull some eggplant and peppers out of the freezer, and warm it all up.

Along with these summer crops, we have our amazing MICRO MIX back, and PEA SHOOTS and some really sweet and fine SWEET POTATOES.

There’ll be a lot more there- all the lovely veggies- and there are only six more markets to go! So Cook! Eat!

See you at the market!

Bread of Life

Hello market friends,

The week has been beautiful and the cool air is a welcome in the bakery. We have some more jams this week since Amanda and Bethany are learning to make jam this month. We made Blueberry, Blue Goose, Gooseberry, Raspberry and Blackberry. Josiah enjoyed a 1/2 a jar of Blackberry Jam on Multi Grain Toast. He has no problem eating 4 to 6 slices of toast in the evening. Good thing I have a bakery to feed that young man.

We will have our burritos,quiches, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and breads. Our rosemary twist bread was very good warmed and dipped in some herbed olive oil.Yummy

We will see you Saturday,

Luke,Chris and Kathy


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 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

In partnership with Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation
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Troost Community Market - Linwood & Troost - KCMO - Saturdays 8:30am-NOON

The Troost
Community Market
(the little market that could)

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

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

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Troost Community Market

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Dearest Connoisseurs of Local Flavor,

BRACE YOURSELVES!!! Cover your children's eyes!!!! Keep your mouths shut and try not to drool with hunger and lustful longing!!

You must keep your wits about you until this Friday from 4:30-9 PM at the BADSEED Farmers Market when you can finally get your mouths on the totally delicious, totally outrageous, totally inappropriate, and utterly PERVERSE HEIRLOOM WINTER SQUASH !!

After a long and crazy season full of greens, tomatoes, okra, and eggplant you say "ENOUGH ALREADY"! You crave something hearty, something creamy, something earthy, something totally mind boggling, and flavor blowing. Well, BADSEED has got it.

These luscious babes are coming to you straight from the dirt at 95th and Stateline Rd. Roast them, bake them, put them in a pie, blend them into a soup, take them out on a date, launch one at your boss's head, prop one up in the passenger seat of your convertible and go for a ride. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, my friends, when it comes to squash.

This week's line-up of ladies will include the radiant Turks Turban, the bodacious Butternut, the exotic Black Futsu (tastes like hazlenuts), the sherbert-fleshedJarrdale, the angelic Pie Pumpkin, and last but certainly not least: the GIANT JAPANESE PINK BANANA - this baby will feed your whole family for an entire week! (check out the pics)

OK OK! Moving on....

Our gang of gregarious urban growers will also have the following organic delights to tantalize your taste buds:

*Heirloom Tomatoes
*Orgasmic Eggplant
*Sweet & Hotter than Hell Peppers
*Greens, Glorious Greens including Russian Kale, Rainbow Chard, Ruby Lettuce,
and BADSEED's Famous "Stir-fry" Mix
*Red Velvet Okra
*Summer Squash
*Gourmet Potatoes
*Onions and Garlic
*Chinese Red Noodle Beans
*Baby Beets
*Sweet Potato Greens (better than spinach)
*and more....

Not to mention, aged and fresh GOAT CHEESE from GOATSBEARD Farm, and Free-range EGGS and BAKED GOODS from our friends at Bread of Life Bakery!!!

So STAY OUT of the soulless supermarket this week, and support your local farmers instead at the funkiest "Friday night" market in town.

We look forward to feeding you!!!

Yours Truly,

-farmer and mistress of the BADSEED

...check out this cover story in INK Magazine.* They really got our goat.....(haha) and check out our updates on Facebook (linked below).

* Overcoming Kansas City's eco-hurdles (KC INK Magazine)

... businesses. Salvaggio said she and Heryer, who own the Badseed Farmers Market in the Crossroads Arts District, weren’t aware of the ...

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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

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

Troostwood You

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

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