Hello "Conscious Consumers" of Local Organic Flavor -
SUNSHINE, GLORIOUS SUNSHINE!!! Get ready to reap the benefits of this excellent weather with a sun-soaked bounty of "earthly delights"
this Friday from 4-8 PM
BADSEED Farmers Market.
BADSEED Farmers Market.
This last little bit of sun has given those cold and uninspired veggies sleeping in the field a wake up call! Suddenly everything is growing and greening up for one last party in your mouth before the season for field produce officially ends. SO GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT!
Speaking of what's HOT - our chickens are laying like crazy this past week and farm fresh eggs have been the number one item on the menu in the BADSEED household. I have been going a little overboard with too many omelets, herbed fritatas, fresh egg pastas, quiches, and (as an expression of my more festive side) FRESH EGGNOG!!! Holy cow! Talk about decadent. This stuff will blow your mind - made with farm fresh brown eggs, Shatto Milk & Cream, and fresh ground spices - this stuff makes the Holidays worth having.
Recipes for Eggnog and other festive, fall dishes are included at the end of this e-mail!
So, since it will be "first" Friday in the Crossroads, the market will be loaded up with Vendors and an awesome array of goodies, including some brand new vendors with some mouth-watering items:
1) Paul & Judy Miller with OYSTER & SHITAKE MUSHROOMS from Warrensburg,MO
(in stir-fry's, soups, sauces, and even scrambled eggs, a little bit of "fungi" can really turn a meal into something special)
2) John Wilhelm with locally foraged WALNUTS & PECANS from Grandview,MO
(Go nuts!! No fall menu is complete with out em'. Local Pecan Pie anyone???)
3) Stan & Carmen Biggs with Farm-Fresh PRODUCE from Bigg Blue Farm in Mosby,MO
(home-grown goodness from the rich-black earth of the heartland. Eat Up!)
And from your usual gang of gregarious growers:
** The BADSEED's will have a spectacular array of MEAN GREENS including peppery & perfectARUGULA, hearty DINO KALE, WINTER BORE KALE, and seductive RAINBOW CHARD. We will also have sexy SALAD MIXES and our famous ASIAN "Stir- Fry" MIX. Guilty pleasures will include creamy and oh so sweet SWEET POTATOES and PIE PUMPKINS like the coveted "Long Island Cheese" variety. Last but not least, Edible FLOWERS and Culinary HERBS........www.badseedfarm.
** Steve Mann with Platte Prairie Farms will have an awesome array of ROOTS includingBEETS, TURNI
PS, RUTABAGAS, and more. Not to mention grains, nuts, and locally sourced bulk goods. www.prairietrading.com
** Alice & Marvin of Western Hills Produce will have their usual spread of drop-dead deliciousBAKED GOODS including PIES, COOKIES,
CINNAMON ROLLS, BREADS, and SpecialtyLOAVES all made from their very own fresh-ground wheat!!! They will also have CANNED GOODS, POTATOES, LETTUCE, SQUA SH, PEPPERS and CHERRY TOMATOES from the Green House.
** Kim Wells of Wells Family Farm will be decked out with her usual selection of CERTIFIED ORGANIC GRASS-FINISHED BEEF cuts...including steaks, roasts, ground-beef, jerky, and specialty cuts. Kim does personalized pre-orders too! Talk to her if you would like something special. www.wellsfamilyfarms.
** Tony with Green Dirt Farm will have an impressive variety of FARMSTEAD SHEEP'S MILK CHEESES on hand. Types of artisan cheese include bloomy-rind aged cheeses, washed rind aged cheeses, and a wide selection of fresh cheeses. He will also have 100% Grass-fed LAMBin loin chops, shanks, ground, french racks, and more. www.greendirtfarm.com
** Bread of Life Bakery will have your usual favorite, everyday LOAVES and SWEET TREATS, as well as Farm-Fresh BROWN EGGS (so you can get your "nog" on) www.breadoflifebakery.net
** Harry of PUDDIN' HEAD will have only the best micro-roasted, fair-trade/organic, totally outrageous COFFEE in town. Get a well deserved jolt and feel good about it as this coffee is ethically produced and harvested. www.
** SPECIAL GUEST!! Deb from YUM TUM is back!!! It is a special treat when Deb shows up at the market and tantalizes our taste buds with the best "jarred delights" this side of the Mississippi. Deb will have HERBED JELLIES, APPLE BUTTER, PEAR HONEY, and more. All ingredients are lovingly gathered from friendly backyards and local farms. http://yumtumkc.com/
So there you have it! Hope those bellies are rumbling and gearing up for getting gorged (the organic way) this Friday @ the BADSEED!
See ya then. (recipes are as follows)
-farmer and mistress of the BADSEED
An Urban-Organic Farm & Market Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community
FESTIVE FALL RECIPES:
For the most orgasmic EGGNOG imaginable be sure to use local and fresh ingredients that have not been tainted with any chemicals or industrial funk! You will taste a difference. The following recipe is a simple one. I tripled it....you should do the same!
This recipe comes from the lovely Emily Akins - a die-hard "local foodie" and a girl who has the guilty habit of buying the largest pumpkin at the market! (my kinda gal) She keeps a wonderful blog and features recipes using local foods. Here is a link to her Pumpkin Soup experience using our Japanese Pink Banana Squash:
When the weather turns cold and Basil is no longer an option, Arugula is a peppery and perfectsubstitute. Arugula will be in season until we get a harsh freeze, so take advantage of it now.