Farmers' Community Market at Brookside - SATURDAYS 8am-1pm

BROOKSIDE

SUNSHINE THIS SATURDAY AT THE MARKET!!!

For those of you who have been following our egg/health department saga - thanks for your support and feedback. We are working on what seems to be a simple solution. Border Star has agreed to provide space for storage of refrigeration. We are looking at a possible purchase of an on-site refrigerator for our egg vendors. However, this purchase was not in our 2010 budget, so donations from our supporters are welcome!!!

Here's what's fresh and new with our vendors:


From Blue Door Farm:

Ah, sunshine. It is supposed to be sunny on Saturday, right? I hope so, as the plants in the field seem to have taken all that rain and "popped"! The summer crops will be happy next week, but this week the cool season crops had a great time.
I'll have a full and tasty table this week with: Broccoli Raab, Fennel, Spring mix (a new and tender planting!), Chard, Head Lettuce, Kohlrabi, "Pink Beauty" Radishes, and Spring Garlic!
I'll also be bringing herb and veggie transplants as well as great flowers for your yard, garden or patio.
See you soon,
Laura

Hello, Dog Lovers - We were rained out last week but we're ON again for this week. Join us Saturday morning at Brookside Community Farmers Market & at the First Annual Crestwood Dog Show. Registration for the dog show is 9am. Registration is only $10. The show is provided by the merchants of Crestwood at 55th & Brookside Blvd. There will be celebrity judging with prizes for "Most Wonderful Dog" in small, medium and large categories. "Best Dressed" and "Best in Show" will also be awarded. Join us for the fun and help homeless pets. All proceeds benefit Wayside Waifs. Thank you - Bob & Kay.

Bear Creek Farms

Another sloshy week - 7 inches. The ark is almost ready - we'll be selling tickets at market this Saturday. Come early, space is limited.

And while we are at market we'll also have snow peas, asparagus, incredibly yummy head lettuce (we've been having huge salads every night - add boiled eggs, lightly steamed asparagus, fresh strawberries, snow peas, cottage cheese and whatever else is hiding in the ice box - the perfect spring supper!) and broccoli.

It looks like it is going to perfect weather on Saturday. For those of you who've been holding out waiting to get your tomato plants - we'll have plenty. We'll also have lots of herb transplants and more.

Robbins and Jim
Lonnie, Jeanna and Logan

From Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture and the KC Community Farm
Where has this week gone? The sun on Tuesday was grand. But, you know, I’ve even begun to really enjoy these last few rainy days of spring. With 90s forecasted for SATURDAY and next week, I’m wondering if these are the last cool, snuggly days we’ll have for a while?
But before I get all sentimental about six inches too much rain…
Here’s what will be at our corner stand this week…
BABY SQUASH, Spring garlic, beautiful green onions, leeks, scallions, fennel, spinach, salad mix, lettuce mix, head lettuce, microgreens, pea shoots, arugula, Chinese cabbage, Chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, BROCCOLI, Swiss chard, kale bunches,
collard bunches braising mix, cucumbers, kohlrabi,turnips, beets, carrots, radishes and fresh cut herbs.
We’re bringing the transplants for a few more weeks only, so get what you need and want for your own garden now. We’ll be there to help!
See you Saturday

Green Dirt Farm will have Dirt Lover, Wee Woolly and Woolly Rind cheeses

this week (this batch is really lovely!) and all of our flavors of Fresh

plus our new Feta. We will have a small amount of lamb cuts.
Hope to see you!
Sarah

Red Ridge Farms
Well the weather is looking up, and we are all smiles around here. Planted 50 trays of 'stuff' this
morning and hope to plant again Friday morning, too! Come see us Saturday- beautiful peony and iris
bouquets, transplants, containers full of herbs and flowers, stepping stones, hypertufa pots, and-
oh yes- goodies to eat too. Microgreens look especially good so far (this week's experiment might
just be a success!!), more ramps, lettuce, spinach, cilantro, etc. Will bring more of those pepper
transplants that sold so fast!

See you Saturday.

From Childrens' Corner - Hello! We're making egg box critters this weekend! Bugs and insects with wobbly eyes, pipecleaners
and recycled egg boxes! How many legs will your bug have?

Border Star Montessori

Rain, rain and more rain. We hate it but plants are happier about it 
than us. My garden is doing beautifully with all this rain. I guess 
part of this is a testament to the raised bed (Square Ft Gardening 
Method). So, don't let all this rainy weather keep you from getting 
your garden put in. I'll have tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, 
cucumbers, pumpkins, watermellon, sunchokes and much more. Let the rain 
help you establish your plants and forget that water bill. At least 
until the summer! We'll be bringing our kitty litter earth boxes this 
week as well. For those who don't have a garden and still want 
tomatoes, this might be the best option for you! See y'all Saturday!
 
Dave

Hello Brookeside Friends!
Will this rain ever let the plants grow. Our garden is having a slow start without some sun to go with

all the water. Josiah feels he will never have tomatoes! We will have our burritos that will be filled

with farm fresh eggs, Benidict Builders sausage, collard greens, onion, cheese and potatoes. Our

Vegetarian burritos will have eggs, collard greens, onion, cheese and potatoes. These are a wonderful

market breakfast to enjoy while you shop the market. If a sweet tooth is what you have try a scone

or Honey pecan roll with Puddin' Head coffee to brighten your day.



The usual breads, cookies, granola, and bread sticks will be available for your weekday needs, so come

by and see Luke or Chris.
See you Saturday,
Kathy, Luke and Chris




Saturdays, 8am to 1pm
under the white tents at theBorder Star Montessori School
63rd & Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64113

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Pam Bramlett – Market Manager
Farmers’ Community Market at Brookside
Phone 913-217-8535
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