LOCAL FOOD makes for Local Cuisine @ R Bar - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011

re-posted from Present Magazine:

Slow Food Kansas City


Artisan Crafted Cocktails
Seasonal Food
R Bar

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

6-8 PM @ R Bar - www.rbarkc.com

1617 Genessee St., Kansas City, MO

$40 Members / $45 Non-Members. Gratuity is not included. Learn how the R Bar makes their cocktails by using a traditional recipe and giving it a fresh update. The R Bar's mixologists will be doing a demo on how they make one of their artisan cocktails.
Chef Alex Pope will share his ideas about food, R Bar's mission and how he uses seasonal, fresh, and locally produced ingredients to make fantastic seasonal menus.

Enjoy a menu of seasonal appetizers and 2 artisan cocktails:

French King - Grey Goose Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple juice and Lucid Absinthe Ward 8 - Rittenhouse Rye, Orange juice, Lemon juice and House-made Grenadine.

* Windhaven Farms organic turkey sausage with pickled grapes

* Windhaven Farms organic turkey confit in phyllo with smoked beet chutney

* Iberico housemade lardo with farm to market baguette and apple mostarda

* Camp Lindo Farms chicken liver dumplings, rosemary ranch dressing

* Sweet potato bisque, Shatto crème fraiche and cranberries Additional drinks/wine will be available for purchase.

Reserve your spot at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/154855 by February 18th.

Online reservations only for this event.


201102011 Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED - EAT LOCAL FRIDAYS IN THE CROSSROADS

Dearest Die-Hard Local Eaters!! -

It is February for crying out loud! Can you believe we still have a freakin' Farmers Market going on?? That is pretty awesome. The fact that some of you hard-core "locavores" have supported us each and every week and stayed the heck out of the supermarket is nothing short of MIRACULOUS. Keep it up. On another note, it hasn't been easy. The weather has brought us down a couple times (keeping our fabulous farmers snowed-in) and even when we have had a full band of growers, many customers have not wanted to venture out into the cold on a Friday night. So yes, it has been a bit slow, BUT we are hoping all those "ethical eaters" will crawl out of the woodwork for the remainder of the Winter Market season.......WE ONLY HAVE THREE MORE WEEKS OF MARKET LEFT!! Then, as you know, we take a break for March and April (....Spring Planting, baby!!), and we re-open for the season on the first Friday in May. Holy Cow!!.....the season is really sneaking up on us and this pregnant farmer is nothing short of terrified for the insanity that will manifest itself come March 1. Man!! - sometimes I don't think I can keep it up. But hey, what else would I do....go to the supermarket??? Hell No!.....and you shouldn't either. On that note: I'll see you this Friday at the BADSEED *Winter* Farmers Market from 4-8 PM.

**(We are supposed to have a local news station present this Friday featuring our Winter Market. Be sure to make it down and "get on camera". Show KC that LOCAL & SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED FOOD is important to you!!!!!! The world NEEDS more small-scale organic farmers and the world NEEDS more "consumer-conscious" organic eaters. We exercise our politics with each and every bite! Start this Friday.)

A Few (trivial) Up-Dates -
1) BADSEED has changed the URL for our website - www.badseedfarm.com is now www.badseedkc.com
2) Accordingly, Farmer Dan and Farmer Brooke have changed e-mail addresses. You can reach us at brooke@badseedkc.com or dan@badseedkc.com
(As stupid as it is, we had to do this for confusion's sake. Now that BADSEED Farm no longer exists (but of course BADSEED, the over-all business and market, still does) we had to correct the URL. Info pertaining to our NEW FARM, by the name of URBAVORE, can be found on the BADSEED website.)

......speaking of URBAVORE - things are crazy as always with the creation of our 13 acre urban farmstead. I know I haven't given a proper "farm up-date" in a while. I guess I'll just go ahead and blame that one on the pregnancy! I'm not quite as energized as I used to be.

In a nut-shell: We have been struggling with the weather. We have a million outdoor projects to get finalized before Spring (some were supposed to get done last Fall!!) and we have been sorely held-up. However, we are already back in the green house seeding for Spring production, and office/promotional work has been absorbing every other waking minute. In particular, we are working hard towards the implementation of the City's first Residential Composting Program!! We received a large grant form MARC's Solid Waste Management District and the MO Dept. of Natural Resources. Check out our website to read more about it. It is super-cool!! Another big item on the agenda has been the application and interview process for our 2011 Farm Apprenticeship Program. We are wrapping up the hiring process and our excellent crew will start March 1!! And then.......well, there is the "surprise" baby.........(I am being kicked from the inside out as I type this). He/she is a feisty little sucker, but we get along quite well. "The Bobbin" (as we fondly call the baby) enjoys tramping through the snow and feeding the animals, but HATES office work almost as much as I do. Miraculously, my horned goats haven't poked me in the belly once! Before they know it, a little "badseed" will be grabbing at their teats. It's gonna be wild out there this season.........

I promise to give a more thorough up-date soon!!!

Without further ado -

This Week's Organic Offerings:

Bigg Blue Farm, Stan & Carmen Biggs (Mosby, MO)
*ACORN SQUASH in several colors and varieties!!
**Stan & Carmen won't be present, but I will be selling the squash.....just call me squash mama!

PJ's Mushroom Farm, Paul & Judy Miller (Warrensburg, MO)
*Farm-Fresh BROWN EGGS !!
*Recycled Art and Wall-Hangings
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
*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!!!!
*100 % Grass-Fed Lamb in a variety of 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
THE MILL IS BACKED UP!! My order has been delayed for over a month now. AAAAAHHHHH! I need my flour. (Believe me, when you eat a 100% local diet you cannot go without local flour....you'll starve!!) It will get here someday......stay tuned.

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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