20110204 Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED - EAT LOCAL FRIDAYS IN THE CROSSROADS

Howdy Frigid Friends -

Man!!.....the blizzard is absolutely furious outside my window as I type this. Poor Farmer Dan is tramping through 13 acres of snow and ice to check on our animals. This kinda weather puts a farmer on edge. I worry about my sweet goats, chickens, and dogs, BUT I am incredibly thankful to have a roof over my own head.....not everybody does, ya know. I am reminded of that every time I exit 71 highway onto Swope Parkway in route to the urban farm. That off-ramp is a favorite spot for many of the neighborhood homeless. I'm not one to hand out much cash (farmers don't have any!!), but I always hand out leftover goodies from the market on my way home on Friday nights. Speaking of Friday nights - it will be "first" Friday in the Crossroads this week and The BADSEED Winter Farmers Market will be bangin' despite the nasty weather. We will have live music from our favorite folky friends of Checkered Past, and (depending on the damage from the blizzard) we should have a full array of Farmers armed with fantastic, free-range LOCAL FOODS! Remember - The best way to stay warm is to EAT UP.......and to "drink up" of course.....BYOB this Friday! Harry from Puddin' Head has got the best damn coffee in town. I suggest you SPIKE it. Have one for me.....my pregnant booty cannot indulge in the hard stuff.

Up-coming "LOCAL FOODIE" Event -

To kick off the 2011 CSA season, The Kansas City CSA Coalition is hosting its first-ever CSA OPEN HOUSE!

It's going to be a grand mixer, with all of our member farmers there! Come meet your CSA farmers and fellow CSA members, learn about
Community Supported Agriculture, and sign up for your CSA share! There will be music, goodies, and a drawing for excellent prizes!

The details:

2011 CSA Open House
Saturday, February 12, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
600 Broadway, KCMO, 4th floor {map}

Free parking in the lot/garage on the north side of the building; the event is free and open to the public!

Please take 60 seconds and forward this email to everyone you know -- everyone who eats! -- so more people get a chance to see how Community Supported Agriculture can change their lives for the better!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Season Burnett | Executive Director
The Kansas City CSA Coalition

csac.kc@gmail.com | t: 816-237-8634

This Week's Organic Offerings:

John Wilhelm, (Grandview, MO)
**LOCALLY FORAGED BLACK WALNUTS & PECANS!!! Get em' while they last!!!

Bigg Blue Farm, Stan & Carmen Biggs (Mosby, MO)
*ACORN SQUASH in several colors and varieties!!!

PJ's Mushroom Farm, Paul & Judy Miller (Warrensburg, MO)
*Shitake Mushrooms!!
*Oyster Mushrooms!!
*Farm-Fresh Brown Eggs
*Hand-made rugs, Stained Glass Items, & Antique Ceiling Tin Pieces (from 100% recycled materials)
**Growing Mushroom Blocks are available for purchase and pick-up! Ask for more details....
Western Hills Produce, Alice & Marvin Huenefeld (Wellington, MO)
*Farm-Fresh Brown EGGS
*Jams and Jellies from homegrown fruit
*Baked goods from homegrown, hand-milled wheat including:
-moist breads
-pumpkin pies!!
-chocolate zucchini and pumpkin loaves
-banana bread
-cookies & a whole lot more
**hand turned wood carved items by Marvin!!

Parker Farms, Tom and Paula Parker (Richmond, MO) www.parkerfarmsmeats.com
*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!!
***Delicious LAMB CUTS!!!!
**Tea Towels and homegrown Teas in orange, chocolate, lemon balm, spearmint, and peppermint!!!! Samples available.

Wells Family Farms, Kim & Steve Wells (King City, MO) www.wellsfamilyfarms.com
*Certified Organic Grass-fed Beef in steaks, roasts, ground, and special cuts
**Free-Range Whole Chickens from Windsor, MO!!!
*Natural Bug Repellant
*Diatomaceous Earth

Green Dirt Farm, Jacqueline Smith & Sarah Hoffman (Weston, MO) www.GreenDirtFarm.com
*ARTISAN SHEEP'S MILK CHEESE in Aged Varieties including Wooly Rind, Bossa, Dirt Lover, & Prairie Tomme as well as fresh spreadable varieties in Rosemary,Nettle, Lovage, Confetti, and Firecracker!!!!
*Grass-finished Lamb Cuts

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!!!!
***Gluten-Free Breads and treats from the "Sweet Sisters" new line of baked goods!!!

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.
Other goodies include:

Certified Organic Flour from Heartland Mill
**I am running low on Flour but a new shipment should arrive very soon!!

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!
**Cultures available with instructions. Learn to brew your own and NEVER buy it again!!

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, 4-8pm*
1909 McGee*KCMO*64108

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