Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED - END OF SEASON... THIS FRIDAY 2/12/2010

Dearest Eaters and Die-Hard Seekers of Local-Organic Delights - 
Man oh man is it COLD out there. My poor chickens are popping out frozen eggs!! But hey- don't let a cold butt keep you cooped up this Friday from 4-8 PM. The only thing worse than being cold is being cold and HUNGRY!!! So get that booty down to the BADSEED *Winter* Farmers Market Season Finale - your last chance to hang out with some righteous farmers and get some righteous food until May!!
Once again, we will be collecting "SEEDS FOR HAITI" this Friday (for more info refer to the end of this e-mail).  A great many thanks to those of you who donated last week.  Despite the yucky weather and slow night, we got a whole lotta' seeds!!  The seed bank I provided is practically out of stock! for those of you eager to donate this Friday, it is best to bring your own. I feel like I am way past due for some "local food nazi", "psycho-Agrarian", "know your grower" type of ranting!!  I haven't done one of those in a while have I??  But I guess I just haven't felt all that compelled. I haven't needed to guilt you into buying ethically produced food directly from your local farmer.  You make it a priority anyway.  You have come through for us week after week....and in February no less!!  I gotta say, a Winter Farmers Market is a hard thing to pull off.  Most farmers don't find it worth their time to drive long distances into the City at a time of year when products are limited and the weather (frankly) sucks.  But thanks to you "eaters" demanding local/organic food year round, we have made it a reality.  That is pretty awesome.  Keep that momentum up and come Spring - Farmers Markets throughout KC will be absolutely bangin'!!  
Well, without further ado -  
This Friday's Organic Offerings will include:

*Gourmet Mushrooms in shitake & oyster not to mention farm-fresh Brown Eggs from Paul and Judy

at the Mushroom Farm

*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. As well as 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

*Local Spinach, Lettuce Mix, Sweet Potatoes, and Squash. As well as Local BULK GRAINS & NUTS

from Platte Prairie Trading Co.

*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 freshly ground wheat (including GLUTEN-FREE baked goods). As well as Farm-Fresh Brown EGGS, Canned Goods, and Wood Carved Bowls

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:

Natalie George, founder of GratitudeKC (, will be offering LOVE and GRATITUDE at BADSEED this Friday with her hand-etched affirmation bottles from recycled glass. Affirm what you want to create in your love life this Valentine's Day! Bottles come in several sizes with a variety of inscriptions.

Hope to see you this final Friday, but if not stay tuned for BADSEED Farm & Market updates coming soon.......

Yours Truly,

farmer & mistress of the BADSEED

An Urban-Organic Farm & Market Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community
1909 McGee*KCMO*64108

Seed Donation Drive at the BADSEED Market
Friday, Feb. 5th and Friday, Feb.12th (4-8 PM)

Many of us have been touched by the recent earthquake in Haiti that has left hundreds of thousands of people dead or in disarray. We desperately want tohelp, but the idea of sending actual dollars that will most likely get plunderedbefore ever reaching the physical hands of those in need is unsettling. Therefore, let's show our love and support in the form of SEEDS - physical seeds that will produce physical food and nourishment for the families that sow them.

Bring a packet of seed for donation this Friday to the BADSEED Farmers Market.

Seeds will be organized and shipped to a reliable NGO in Naples, Florida who will be the on-ground distributor.

Seeds should arrive in time for Haiti's next planting season which occurs in mid-March.

A single packet of seed costs as little as $2.00, but the bounty of food that comes from it is invaluable. Such a small sum of money is a realistic donation for most, and for those of you who are able, larger quantities are encouraged.

*A limited quantity of seed will be available for purchase at the BADSEED
Market for those who are unable to procure seeds before-hand.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends!!!
**If you can't get to BADSEED this FRIDAY, you can also MAIL IN SEED PACKAGES (for Haitian Food Relief) to the following addresses:

4223 Gibbs Road
KC, KS 66106


c/o Lew Edmister
921B W 17th St
KC, MO 64108

Lew (the originator of this grassroots relief program) can be reached at
816-842-4432 or


An Urban-Organic Farm & Market Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community
1909 McGee*KCMO*64108

Appropriate Seeds For Haiti
& Local Seed Sources

*Haiti has a tropical climate. Vegetables and herbs grow year-round, and farmers are able to produce both warm-weather and cool-weather crops depending on the season. Without getting too particular, the following crops are acceptable (and of course, organic or untreated seed is encouraged) -

Bush Beans, Pole Beans, Lima Beans, Black Beans, Southern Peas, Melons, Sweet Corn, Okra, Eggplant, Tomatoes (roma varieties do better), Hot Peppers, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Pumpkins, Kale, Mustard Greens, Collard Greens, Radishes, Turnips, Carrots, Cabbage, Beets, and most Culinary/Medicinal Herbs

Local retailers that carry (organic or heirloom) seeds include:

Planters Seed
513 Walnut St
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 842-3651

Local Seed Companies (for ordering on-line) include:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
2278 Baker Creek Road
Mansfield, MO 65704

Morgan County Seeds
18761 Kelsay Road
Barnett, MO 65011-3009



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

Cafe Gratitude
*(link pending)

COURSE STARTS tonight... (Lawrence, KS) Introduction to Permaculture Ethics, Principles and Design


The Kaw Permaculture Collaborative and the Kansas Permaculture Institute are proud to present their first full course in the Principles of Permaculture and Sustainable Living:

Introduction to Permaculture Ethics, Principles and Design
With Steve Moring of Vajra Farm

The course consists of a series of 16, three hour sessions with lectures, video screenings and field work to be held every second week beginning *February 10th from 6 -- 9 pm at the East Lawrence Recreation Center.*

"As a community we are entering a period of energy depletion and the resulting decline in our global economy. Learn how the sustainability movement known as Permaculture promises to create an ecologically sound and economically viable system which neither pollutes nor exploits our planet."

This course consists of 48 hours of lecture leading to a Permaculture Design Certificate from the Kansas Permaculture Institute, Inc. Lecture topics include food security, permaculture ethics, ecological principles, system design, sustainable soils, food production, food forests, earth works and construction of human habitats.

A second course is our Permaculture Practicum that will consist of four, six hour field work internship program. The Practicum will begin June 12 and go to July 24, 2010, and will be held at Vajra Farm near Oskaloosa, Prairie Lovesong Farm near Tonganoxie, and Chestnut Charlie's Nut Tree Farm, North of Lawrence. The Practicum's 24 hours of field work that will culminate in fulfilling the requirement of 72 hours of instruction for a certificate in permaculture design.

For more information on course content, meeting times and locations go to websites: or,

or To register: Please contact Steve Moring at 785-691-7305
or by e-mail to smoring (@)