Troostwood Youth Garden Market - FRIDAY & SATURDAY at 52nd & Paseo




Friday Market
5pm-8pm

Saturday Market
8am - 2pm

Troostwood Youth Garden
5142 Paseo
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
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816-444-5788
eMail:
Managers (@) TroostwoodYouthGarden.info
Neighborhood youth are providing fresh and healthy vegetables from A to Z. All foods grown on-site using organic methods. We are members of JJ FArms. Please call if you have questions.



Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED - A MUST ON FRIDAYS IN THE CROSSROADS ~ 4-9pm


BADSEED Farmers' Market

Dearest Connoisseurs of Conscious Cuisine -


This is Farmer Brooke and I am writing to entice your taste buds with this week's mind-boggling array of LIVE NUDE VEGETABLES and local/organic delights including artisan goat cheese, free-range eggs, all natural meats, gourmet mushrooms, wholesome breads, baked goods, and "liquid elixirs".

As always, me and my gang of gregarious growers are eager to share the "fruits of our labor". So come on down and greet your farmers, dirty finger nails and all. Good dirt and good food....what more could you ask for?? We'll be waiting this Friday at the BADSEED Farmers Market from 4-9 PM.

Quick reminder: the BADSEED Farmers Market now accepts Food Stamps! Please spread the word.

***Sexy Veggie of the Week***

This week's runner-up is the undeniably sassy & sexy SUMMER SQUASH
in a plethora of varieties including Yellow Crookneck,Costata Romanesca,Raven Zucchini, Eight-ball Zucchini, and a dainty French patty pan named Jaune Et Verte. These girls really know how to party!! Coming in all shapes, sizes, and colors, they can add subtle flavor and gorgeous texture to any dish. Slice em' thin and bread em' and fry em'!!...or slice em' thick, marinate them, and throw em' on the grill!!...or grate them raw on salads, tacos, and more. Versatile and VIRGIN (this is their first harvest of the season!!!). Quantities will be limited this week, but these ladies will keep coming on stronger and stronger as the season goes on. Go wild.

And now the moment we've all been waiting for.....this week's grand prize winner (drum roll please) is fresh dug GARLIC!!
That's right! These dirty mamas have just been pulled from the rich black earth and are ready to burst with aromatic flavor in your frying pan. Bulbous and beautiful, fresh garlic is celebrated all over the world. It is a culinary tradition and deserves to be embraced. Most of our gorgeous garlic will be hung and dried, to be sold later in the season and throughout the Fall. However, we will have it for sale FRESH this week only. I suggest roasting the bulb whole in a pool of olive oil, fresh herbs, sea-salt, and fennel. Serve it with a side of steamed rainbow chard, artisan goat cheese, and crusty bread. Heavenly!

Pictures are attached. You know the drill - print them out, blow them up, & plaster them all over the men's room!!

This Week's Organic Offerings:

BADSEED Farm, Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer (South KC) www.badseedfarm.com
*Boadacious BEETS!!! (in Chiogga, Detroit Dark Red, and the coveted Cylindrical!!!)
*TURNIPS!!! (in Ruby Red, Gold Ball, and Oasis!!)
*Fresh Dug GARLIC (this week's grand-prize winner)
*Summer Squash (this week's runner-up)
*Red Russian KALE, Dino KALE, Red Bore, Winter Bore, and Rainbow Lacinato
*Florence Fennel (last week for this licorice flavored bulb of insanity!!!)
*RAINBOW CHARD (oooh my God....what else can I say?)
*BRONZE FENNEL (heavenly)
*Chives, Oregano, Chocolate Mint, Savory, and Edible Flowers!!
*Heirloom Transplants (a lingering selection of flowers, herbs, and companion crops to protect your beloved veggies)

Herb"N"Gardener, Lew Edmister (Westside, KCMO)
From the lips of Lew:
"i love it when the titanic forces of sun and rain and heat make a mockery of my futile and less than optimistic predictions. this week is another example -
This a.m. i was surveying my guinotte garden and found a couple of beds of salad mix that had miraculously rebloomed enough to harvest this week. wow! then a quick peek at the heirloom tomato patch showed a heavy smattering ofreddish/orange clutches of rutgers just daring me to pick them. i did and will return for another small amount on friday. but, i'll have some bloody damned heirloom 'maters this friday!!! from the same garden i'll bring you hakurei radishes as well. don't expect bushels of tomatoes yet, but they are starting to come on. yeah, tomatoes!!!
i'll have another basket of filet beans, both russian and starbor kale and some nice sizedcollard leaves. speaking of leaves, how about a little more flat leaf parsley. you arugula freaks will have to keep praying to the green gods, or whatever you do, but maybe, maybe, maybe...
and then i reached my perspiration saturation point and went scurrying back to my a/c."

Platte Prairie Farms, Steve Mann (North KC)www.prairietrading.com
*Steve will be busy planting sweet potatoes!! Catch him next time around.

Bigg Blue Farm, Stan & Carmen Biggs (Mosby, MO)
*Zucchini and Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash
*Spring Onions in red, white and yellow
*New Potatoes in Yukon Gold and Red Viking
*Pickling Cucumbers!! (first of the season)
*Succulent Shell Peas, Snow Peas, and tender Snap Peas!!! (creamed peas and potatoes anyone???)
*Tomatoes!! (early varieties like Siberian,Glacier, and Early Girl)

PJ's Mushroom Farm, Paul & Judy Miller (Warrensburg, MO)
*A whole lotta' Shitake Mushrooms!!
*Oyster Mushrooms
*Farm-Fresh Brown Eggs
*Hand-made rugs & stained glass items (from 100% recycled materials)

Parker Farms, Tom and Paula Parker (Richmond, MO) www.parkerfarmsmeats.com
*Free-range Chickens (100% pastured) available this week.
*A variety of 100% grassfed beef and all natural pork including:
*Pork Chops & Brats
*Chipotle brats with cheese or cranberries
*Pre-cooked franks
*Chili Cheese Brats & Links
*T-Bones
*Sirloins
*Stew meat
*Ground Beef and a fresh supply of hamburger patties for the grill!!
*Homemade soy based candles and gourd birdhouses (compliments of their lovely girls who grew the gourds on the farm!!) as well as embroidered Tea Towels and homegrown Mint Teas!!!!

Bread Of Life Bakery, The Crowther Family (Stewartsville, MO) www.breadoflifebakery.net
*sandwich breads
*savory breads
*sweet breads
*specialty treats (vegan as well)
**ALL MADE FROM 100% Locally Grown, Organic Wheat!!!!

Puddin' Head Coffee, Harry Lee, (Raytown, MO)www.puddinheadcoffee.com
*Only the BEST fair-trade/organic/micro-roasted coffee in town!!
Get yourself some beans or grab yourself a mug.
COFFEE BY THE MUG IS ONLY $1.00!!!!


....and thats not all!!! Other "Liquid Elixirs" will include WHEAT GRASS SHOTS & TRAYSfrom the lovely Angela Hoffman. This is hard red winter wheat and it is oh so sweet and oh so good for you. Take a shot and feel groovy.


Other goodies will include:

ARTISAN GOAT CHEESE from Goatsbeard Farm
Aged & Fresh varieties including Prairie Bloom(a bloom-rind crotin style cheese with a rich and creamy center), Taum Sauk (a distinguished and nutty, appropriately aged, raw milk cheese),Osage Orange (a European-style muenster with a beautiful washed rind), Herb Crusted Chevre (delightful fresh cheese in a flavorful herb crust) ,Marinated Chevre (fresh cheese relaxing in scrumptious olive oil, red pepper, and herbal goodness) and Greek-style Feta (residing in a salty brine that will make your head spin....sooo good)

Certified Organic Flour from Heartland Mill
An impressive selection will be available each week including all purpose, whole wheat, whole wheat pastry, golden buffalo, malted (for peak crust coloration), and blue cornmeal!! An artisan bakers dream.

RAW HONEY!!!....maybe?? If Les Miller (our wicked honey man) has any in stock, he will be buzzin'.

and, of course, Kombucha Mushroom Tea(Brooke's home brew)
Sip while you shop!



Check out our up-coming Urban HomesteadingCourses !! To see a full list of classes or to sign up please visit:


Remember:
LIVE NUDE VEGETABLES !! and other organic delights...
EVERY FRIDAY AT BADSEED



Yours Truly,


Brooke
- farmer and mistress of the BADSEED

BADSEED
An Urban-Organic Farm & Market
Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community
Fridays, 4-9pm

Squash Blossom Local Food Buying Co-op - Wednesdays and Saturdays at BADSEED

Squash Blossom KC
Food Cooperative
Purchasing power of local eaters unites to
form a member owned business
focused on sustainable, healthy, local food.

The Squash Blossom Local Food Buyers Co-op of Kansas City is a local food pre-order cooperative, formed using a model developed by the Kansas City Food Circle. Our goals include providing healthy locally produced food for our families, to build local living economy businesses and jobs, and to keep small farmers on the land. We do this by connecting local organic farmers and produces with eaters who are concerned with their health and building a sustainable local food production infrastructure.

Current times / places of operation:

Wednesdays 4:00-7:00pm
Saturdays 3:30-6:30pm
at BADSEED Farmers' Market

Web Site:
Ordering System:


Squash Blossom Food Cooperative
Providing the Healthiest Food
From the Heartland to the Heartland