Howdy Friends, Eaters, & Connoisseurs of the Freshest Local Flavors in Town -
I hope you are "GNAWING AT THE BIT" with hunger because this Friday from 4-8 PM @ the BADSEED Farmers Market we will be bursting at the seams with Vendors and all those glorious "fruits of their labor". Dan and I had to illegally usurp the back portion of the building (a part that we don't technically rent) just to make room for all these crazy farmers. Hopefully the landlords won't notice until all your bellies are sufficiently stuffed!!
So, since there are so many Growers & Goodies to mention, I will spare you of my usual "farm up-dates" and "culinary rantings" and get straight to the point:
- THIS WEEK'S ORGANIC OFFERINGS -
NEW VENDOR ALERT (be sure to give her hell and break her in right...) -
Laura from BLUE DOOR FARM - An Urban Farm in KCK
*Laura is a wicked-cool lady and a damn good urban grower. She will be decked out with some mouth-watering veggies including "Romaine and Red Summer Crisp Lettuce Heads,Kohlrabi, Broccoli (
super tasty, but limited quantities), Hakurei Turnips (they are gorgeous), Shunkyo Radishes (my favorite radish - sort of a sweet/mild, neon pink daikon), Swiss Chard, Sorrel (a wonderful, lemony green - look up sorrel soup recipes and be amazed..., also great for salads or omelets). limited quantities this week, Parsley (italian flat leaved variety, good as an herb or a cooking green). limited quantities this week".
And from your usual gang of gregarious growers:
** The BADSEED's will have Sinfully Succulent Greens including Aru
gula, Dino Kale, Winter Bore Kale, seductive Rainbow Chard, sexy Salad Mixes and our famous Asian "Stir- Fry" Mix. Guilty pleasures will include creamy and oh so sweet SWEET POTATOES, andBodacious Beets.....and last but not least, Edible Flowers & Herbs.
** Lew Edminster, The Herb "N" Gardener is back this week with one last "SEASON FINALE" of Glorious Greens including Arugula, Sala
d Mixes, Mesclun Mixes, Giant SAGE Bundles, and more.....
** Steve Mann with Platte Prairie Farms will have radical ROOTS including Beets,
Turnips, Rutabagas, and more. Not to mention grains, nuts, and locally sourced bulk goods. www.prairietrading.com
** Alice & Marvin of Western Hills Produce will have a mind-boggling spread of Baked Delights including Pies, Cooki
es, Cinnamon Rolls, Breads, and Specialty Loaves all made from their very own fresh-ground wheat!!! They will also have Canned Goods, and Farm-FreshProduce
** Paul & Judy Miller with OYSTER & SHITAKE MUSHROOMS and free-Range EGGS from Warrensburg,MO. Take advantage of this totally gourmet addition to the local bounty!!!
** John Wilhelm with locally foraged WALNUTS & PECANS from Grandview,MO. Go nuts...
** Stan & Carmen of Bigg Blue Farm with Easter Egg Radishes, Mustard Mixes, Flavorful Green Onions, and Scallions from the rich earth of Mosby,MO
** Pov Hun with Hun's Garden, an Urban Farm in KCK. That's right folks - CRAZY POV IS BACK!!...with his usual array of wicked Asian Greens, Fresh GINGER, Succulent Winter Squash in Butternut, Acorn, and Spaghetti, Heirloom Pumpkins, colorful Gourds, and Hoop House TOMATOES!!!
** Kim Wells of Wells Family Farm will be out of control 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.
** Green Dirt Farm will have an impressive variety of Farmstead SHEEP'S MILK CHEESES!! Types of artisan cheese include bloomy-rind aged cheeses, washed rind aged cheeses, and a wide selection of fresh cheeses. They will also have 100% Grass-fed LAMB in loin chops, shanks, ground, french racks, and more. www.greendirtfarm.com
** Bread of Life Bakery will have your usual favorite, everyday Sandwich Loaves and Sweet Treats, as well as Specialty Breads and Farm-Fresh BROWN EGGS www.breadoflifebakery.net
** Harry of PUDDIN' HEAD will hook you up with the best micro-roasted, fair-trade/organic, totally outrageous COFFEE in town. You can gulp guilt free as this coffee is ethically produced and harvested. www.
...and lets not forget those beautiful wood-turned items from Carol at "Knot Perfect"!!!
There you have it! What a mouth-watering mouthful.
On behalf of myself and my totally righteous Farmers:
"We look forward to Feeding You this Friday @ the BADSEED!"
-farmer and mistress of the BADSEED