Hello There oh so dedicated "Local Eaters",

The BADSEED's are back in town. Dan and I cannot wait to see your smiling face and roaring belly this Friday from 4-8 PM at your favorite FUNKY FRIDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKET!!!

We have desperately missed you and our fellow-farmers these last couple weeks during our "vacation" in sunny California. I say "vacation" in quotes because it didn't turn out to be much of one. In a nut shell: We had appointments lined up with various urban farms between San Francisco and LA. We "rented" (more quotes) a reliable volvo from a friend of mine in SF. (I am the type of girl who would rather give my hard earned money to a good-hearted individual than a corporate rental company any day, so that is exactly what we did.) Turns out that the reliable volvo was not so reliable. The key freakishly stopped turning in the ignition at a rest stop in the middle of nowhere off Highway 1 between Big Sur and San Simeon. After being stranded for 24 hours with no cell service and a lot of semi-successful hitchhiking in the rain, we finally got the car towed to the nearest Volvo dealership. OOuch!! As you can imagine it was an offensive amount of money to repair the foreign ignition locks and tumblers (whatever the hell those are) and 2 days later we were back on the rode......only this time we were broke and out of time to re-schedule the missed appointments with friendly farmers.

You heard it here first: FARMERS SHOULD NEVER TAKE VACATIONS!!! We need to stick to what we can rely on: our very own dirt! (Besides, us farmers cannot really afford to take a vacation anyway!!!) OK OK, I am not being bitter, really. I am laughing as I type this. Just don't ask me how my "vacation" was come Friday. Instead, buy loads of local/organic goodness from my beloved fellow-farmers. That way they too can afford a well-deserved vacation (even though I do not advise it!!!).

Enough about me. I'm over it. What I cannot get over is -

This Week's Organic Offerings:

*Grass-Fed Lamb including French Racks, bone-in and boneless lamb legs, lamb kabob meat, lamb shanks cut Osso Bucco style, lamb stew meat, and ground lamb. Not to mention Farmstead Sheep's Milk Cheeses in an impressive array of aged and fresh varieties

from Green Dirt Farm

*Certified Organic Beef including steaks, roasts, ground, and special cuts

from Wells Family Farm


from Platte Prairie Farms!!!!

*Heirloom Pumpkins for fantastic winter soups, breads, pies, and more from Super Pov

at Hun's Garden

*Whole Grains Breads, specialty loaves, and baked goodies (vegan options available) from our friends

at Bread of Life Bakery

*Moist and Delicious breads, pies, cinnamon rolls, and endless sweet treats from Alice's home-grown and freshly ground wheat. As well as Farm-Fresh Brown EGGS, Canned Goods, Wood Carved Bowls, and more

at Western Hills Produce

*Rich, dark, and devastating (in all the right ways) Organic & Fair Trade Coffee from our favorite local roaster, Harry,

at Puddin’ Head

and last but not least -

Wonderful Wood Worked Crafts from Carol

Sadly, Paul and Judy (with their succulent Oyster and Shitake Mushrooms) won't make it this week. But, that will give our delicious "fungal friends" a nice break and a chance to grow big and plentiful for the following week's market. YUM!

See you Friday!!!

Yours Truly,

farmer & mistress of the BADSEED


Check out this month's

(Greenability is available
at BADSEED Market):

An Urban-Organic Farm & Market
Celebrating Local Food, Culture,
and Community

1909 McGee*KCMO*64108

See you this Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Earthwalk / Earthfest 2010 - Sunday, April 11th, 2010 in Theis Park (east of the Plaza)

Kansas City's EarthWalk is

April 11 at Theis Park,

and registration is OPEN!

Sign up today at


EarthWalk 2010

Sunday, April 11
Theis Park

(south of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

8:30 AM - Day-of Registration
10:00 AM - Walk Start

Register to WALK
SPONSOR a Walker
Create a TEAM

Come Early for YOGA in the Park

Warm up your muscles and mind with a free yoga class in Theis Park right before the EarthWalk. Starts at 8:00 AM

Walk as your favorite SPECIES

Come dressed as your favorite species – animal or plant – for the EarthWalk. There might even be a little prize in it for the most creative costume…

Stick around after your walk for the BRUSH CREEK GREEN FESTIVAL hosted by StoneLion Puppet Theatre!

A free localized festival celebrating the planet with ART! A full stage of entertainment including StoneLion’s environmental puppet shows, make and take art activities, environmental information to help make your life more green and lots of FUN for the entire family! 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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