201102018 Funky Friday Farmers Market at BADSEED - EAT LOCAL FRIDAYS IN THE CROSSROADS

Dearest Connoisseurs of Conscious Cuisine -

Wow!!! This weather is awesome!! Farmers are madly rejoicing as the snow and ice melt. We can finally get back to our fields where we belong. Farmer Dan and I have soooo much to do on URBAVORE - our 13.5 acre piece of RAW urban land. Needless to say, it is incredibly daunting. BUT, it is exciting too. Working a piece of land and watching life slowly come into itself is absolutely riveting. As the baby grows in my belly, the farm grows all around me. The baby was the size of a walnut when we planted out our antique orchard; just think how big baby will be when we harvest our first apples! Okay, Okay.....I never wanted kids, it's true.....and this little "badseed" shocked the hell out of us. However, I am coming around to the idea of motherhood and I have no choice but to "romanticize" the chaos of building this farm & simultaneously raising this child on a shoe string. Otherwise, my fears and stress level will simply get the better of me!....(and all you KC eaters wouldn't want Farmer Brooke to have a meltdown, right???) Hahaha - Don't be fooled - I have one just about every week, but only Farmer Dan is lucky enough to witness those!

Well - before I digress any further, how about we turn our attention to the fabulous LOCAL FOOD available this Friday at the BADSEED *Winter* Farmers Market from 4-8 PM. Only two markets left for the season!!! Stock up or go back to the SOULLESS SUPERMARKET.....(the Jaws theme song is playing in my head as I type the word s-u-p-e-r-m-a-r-k-e-t...).

I am particularly excited about this week's market because the weather is good (which means ALL the farmers will be here) and we have a "special guest".


Chris Glenn, KCMO
Who knew flour, yeast and fermentation could produce such beautiful results!! To say the least - this man knows how to bake some BREAD!! Chris bakes by day at Cafe Europa in Crestwood.......but he will be "moonlighting" this Friday night at the BADSEED with some totally crusty & crazy rustic loaves that will make your head spin. (Olive oil never had it soooo good). Chris is not a regular - so get these loaves while you can!! Chris uses locally-grown/locally-milled/certified organic flour from Heartlandmill with a sourdough "starter"; bread is baked in a wood-fired oven. This week he will have a nice french loaf in the style of Pain au Levain. Come early....these loaves won't last.

From Our Regular Gang of Growers:

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)
***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) 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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