Dearest Eaters and Seekers of
Local Organic Delights -

This is Farmer Brooke and I am here to spread the delicious gospel of farm-fresh food. All week long your favorite gang of growers have been enduring the heat, the rain, and the dirt to bring you a tasty array of treats including gourmet mushrooms, free-range eggs, all-natural meats, wholesome breads, baked goods, organic fruits, sexy vegetables, artisan goat cheese, locally-milled flours, micro-roasted coffee, and a whole lot more. Dig in this Friday Night from 4-9 PM at the BADSEED Farmers Market!!

***Sexy Veggie of the Week***

Okay, Okay.....I am sorry to say that there is no "sexy veggie of the week" this week. God forbid! But wait - don't blame the vegetables - blame your bed-ridden farmer. To the contrary, there are loads of ooooh sooooo sexy (totally naked) vegetables in my field as we speak just screaming to be photographed, talked about, and admired. But alas, this "dirty girl" has caught an awful bug and has spent the last 10 hours kneeling over the toilet bowl instead of my glorious vegetable beds. Therefore I couldn't get out to the field to take those lovely photos that you all enjoy so much each week. So, you will just have to make the trip this Friday and catch all those lovely ladies in the flesh, spread out all over the BADSEED market tables. Hopefully by then I will be feeling a bit better and together we can indulge in our perversion for homegrown food!!!

This week's organic offerings:

BADSEED Farm, Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer (South KC)
*Silver Sweet Corn, Kandy Corn, and Ambrosia Bi-Color (quantities are very limited!! come early)
*GARLIC (in German White & Silver Skin......roast these babies whole and gorge yourself with creamy garlic goodness!!!)
*Summer Squash (in Costata Romanesca, Raven, Eight Ball, French Patty Pan, White Scallop, and Yellow Crookneck)
*Onions (sexy Italian Cippolinis!!!! and more)
*Assorted Hot and Sweet Peppers
*Cool Cucumbers
*Luscious Chives!!
*BASIL (in Lemon, Thai, Purple Ruffles, Purple Opal....AND Genovese!!!)
*Two Foot Long CHINESE RED NOODLE BEANS!! (absolutley gorgeous - nutty-flavor - off the freakin' radar)
*Sweet Potato Greens!!!!!!! (better than spinach; can be sauteed, stir-fried, steamed, thrown in soups and warm salads, and just about anything else!)
*Red Velvet OKRA (sooooo beautiful, sooooo delicious, a very special southern delicacy with a red-velvet twist!)
*Heirloom Tomatoes!!! (succulent beauties in all shapes, sizes, & colors......come right at 4 PM if you want the full selection!!!!)

Herb"N"Gardener, Lew Edmister (Westside, KCMO)
*Heirloom Tomatoes!!
*Kale and Collards
*Anaheim Peppers
*Okra and Eggplant

JJ Farms, John Kaiahua (Raytown, MO)
*Green Beans
*Fresh-Dug Potatoes
*Gorgeous "Islander" Purple Sweet Peppers & Green Bell Peppers
*Chinese Cabbages
*Summer Squash
*Japanese Long EGGPLANT!!!!!
*Red and Yellow Onions

Bigg Blue Farm, Stan & Carmen Biggs (Mosby, MO)
**ORGANIC MELONS!!!! - (juicy watermelons and aromatic cantaloupes!!)
**Winter Squash!!! (in buttery Butternut, Carnival Acorn Squash, and more)
*Red Slicing Tomatoes
*Potatoes in Yukon Gold and Red Viking
*Peppers and Eggplant
*Zucchini and Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash
*Fresh Flowers

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

Parker Farms, Tom and Paula Parker (Richmond, MO)
**Grass-finished LAMB available this week in both ground lamb and lamb chops!!!
**Free-range Chickens (100% pastured) available this week!!
*A variety of 100% grass-fed beef and all natural pork including:
*Pork Chops & Pork Brats
*Pre-cooked Chipotle Brats
*Pre-cooked Franks
*Country Breakfast Sausage
*Stew Meat
*Rib Steaks
*Sirloin Steak
*Ground Beef and 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!!!!

Woodland Organic Orchard, Kendra & Steve Kluck (Olathe, KS)
*Organic Apples (it is a little early for the larger crop of apples, but a few rare varieties will be present)
*Crab Apples
*Baby Cooking Pears
*Apple Chips
**Both fresh-eating and killer canning fruits available for all you "preserving" fools!

Bread Of Life Bakery, The Crowther Family (Stewartsville, MO)
*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)
*Only the BEST fair-trade/organic/micro-roasted coffee in town!!
Get yourself some beans or grab yourself a mug.

.....speaking of "liquid elixirs", the lovely Angela Hoffman with her Wheat Grass Shots & Trays will be greenin' it up with her oh so sweet winter wheat!!....not to mention SEASONAL SMOOTHIES with mind-blowing herbs and garden flavors galore. **Angela uses local/organic produce in the most wonderful & refreshing concoctions. Drink up and cool down!!

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),Moniteau Blue (only the best damned blue on the planet), Herb Crusted Chevre (a 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
Our new order has arrived!! We will have freshly ground & locally grown whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, unbleached all purpose white flour, malted all purpose flour for bread baking, & blue corn meal !!! A bakers dream.....

RAW HONEY!!!....YES!! Les Miller (our wicked honey man) has a delightful new batch ready to go. He will be a buzzin' this Friday with that godly golden nectar and bees wax to boot!

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

Up-coming Urban Homesteading Class:

Strange Brew: Kombucha “mushroom” Tea

*Tuesday, August 31, 7-8:30 pm at the BADSEED Market, 1909 McGee, KCMO, 64108

The Chinese called it the “Immortal Health Elixir” because they believed Kombucha balanced the Middle Qi (Spleen and Stomach) and aided in digestion, allowing the body to focus on healing.

Join BADSEED Farmer, Brooke Salvaggio, in a relaxing evening sipping “brew” and learning the art and magic of making Kombucha tea.

Students will take home their very own Kombucha culture and written instructions for care and brewing techniques.

*(f taken good care of, your Kombucha “mushroom” will accompany you on life’s many journeys and spawn “kombucha babies” to give to your friends!!

Cost of Class: $25

**To sign-up for this 5 hour intensive Pressure Canning workshop please download a registration form at

LIVE NUDE VEGETABLES!! and other organic delights...

Yours Truly,

- farmer and mistress of the BADSEED

An Urban-Organic Farm & Market
Celebrating Local Food, Culture, and Community
Fridays, 4-9pm
1909 McGee*KCMO*64108

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