Howdy Friends and Fellow Food Revolutionists -

This is Farmer know....that goofy-looking little girl with bad tattoos and dirty finger nails??? Yeah, that's me. Well, me and my gang of gregarious growers will be sittin' pretty this Friday at the BADSEED Farmers Market from 4-9 PM. If we aint pretty enough for ya, you should see our vegetables!!! As usual we will have a mouth watering array of "earthly delights" grown with a whole lotta love. Ditch the supermarket and support your local farmers instead. If we don't grow it - you don't need to eat it!!!

Anyway, I gotta be honest with you....I am typing this e-mail half asleep. Life aint easy on these ole' bones. Perhaps I've dug one too many sweet potatoes. Due to my exhausted nature, I will spare you of any "agrarian rantings" or "romantic anecdotes" of my life as an urban farmer. Instead, I will give a few "shout-outs" and then cut right to the chase.

"Shout-Out" #1
I want to give a
GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all you crazy fools who came out to BADSEED's new land last Saturday and helped us dig some super duper DEEP holes. The holes are officially finished and now we can set the remaining posts and stretch fencing. Hallelujah!!! Once the fence and the gates are secure, we can transfer our glorious chickens and goats to their new home. YAY! I have been waiting for this day for a loooong time. Thanks for making it possible!!!! This is what community is all about!

"Shout-Out" #2
Do you like rustic sourdough artisan bread???? Well I sure as hell do. Our good friend Lew of Herb"n"Gardener (you know, that fabulous ole' farmer with the "mean greens") is starting a really wonderful Rustic Bread CSA. He will be constructing a brick oven in his lovely garden at 17th and Belleview and firing it up to create artisan loaves from local/organic flour to be sold subscription style to 30 members. Wanna join?? Of course you do. Contact Lew Edmister at or talk to him this Friday at the market. Yummy Yummy in your tummy.

This week's organic offerings:

BADSEED Farm, Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer (South KC)
*SEX IN A BOWL Signature Salad Mix!! (limited quantities)
*Sexy Saute Mix!!!! (a gourmet mix of sexy cooking greens with hints of garlic chives and aromatic herbs)
*BABY MUSTARD GREENS and Big Mama Mustard Bunches
*King Kale (limited quantities)
*ORGANIC APPLES!! (in "Green Dream" and "Red Delicious")
*Luscious LEEKS!!!
*Purple Beauty Bell Peppers
*Assorted hot and medium spiced PEPPERS
*BASIL (in Thai, Purple Ruffles, Purple Opal, AND Genovese)......this is the very last week for BASIL because it is going to FREEZE!!!
*Red Velvet OKRA (long, velvety, burgundy pods that rock your frying pan like no other)

Herb"N"Gardener, Lew Edmister (Westside, KCMO)
From the Lips of Lew:
"i still can't get over the flavor of the french filet beans. damn, they're yummy. i'll have as many as are pickable, but they will go quickly. the arugula has regrown and there'll be a nice batch of it. how can you go wrong withmustard greens called, golden frill, ruby streaks and pizzo. these aren't the hot and bitey mustards, but just enough spice to be delectable. my fall patch of russian kale needs to be thinned, so i'll have a few bunches of young thinnings along with a good mess of curly starbor.. this could be the last week for smoked anaheim peppers, but that depends on frost potential."

Bigg Blue Farm, Stan & Carmen Biggs (Mosby, MO)
*Butternut, Acorn, and Spaghetti Squash!!!! (oh my)
*Black Beauty Eggplant
*Beautiful Bell Peppers
*Candy Onions
*Zucchini and Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash
*Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas
*The last of the Tomatoes!!!!

PJ's Mushroom Farm, Paul & Judy Miller (Warrensburg, MO)
*Paul and Judy won't be around this week but their farm-fresh EGGS will make an appearance. Come early if you want to get your hands on those bright orange yolks!

Parker Farms, Tom and Paula Parker (Richmond, MO)
*A variety of 100% grass-fed beef and all natural pork including:
*Pork Brats
*Pre-cooked Chipotle Brats (with cheese and cranberries)
*Pre-cooked Franks (both hot and mild)
*Spare Ribs
*Rib Steaks & Ribeyes
*Ground Beef and patties for the grill!!
**Ground Lamb
**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 Teas in orange, chocolate, lemon balm, spearmint, and peppermint!!!! Samples available.
Woodland Organic Orchard, Kendra & Steve Kluck (Olathe, KS)
*Dried Apple Snacks
*Apple Jam
*Chipped Apple Wood for BBQ/smoking/cooking !!!
*"seconds" Apples (mixed varieties) for $1/lb
Attention Canners & Sauce Makers - For bulk orders of "seconds" apples e-mail Kendra at:

Bread Of Life Bakery, The Crowther Family (Stewartsville, MO)
*sandwich breads
*savory breads
*sweet breads
*specialty treats (vegan as well)
***Gluten-Free Breads and treats from the "Sweet Sisters" new line of baked goods!!!
**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.

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
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) 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!

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
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