20110528 - KC Organics & Natural Market at Minor Park

KC Organics & Natural Market at Minor Park

“Uniquely nestled in a beautiful park, On the grass and Under the trees!” – Just East of Holmes on Red Bridge Road (about 111th St),Kansas City, MO (one mile south of I-435 at Holmes Road)www.KCORGANICS.com 
Saturdays, 8 am—12:30 pm, May 7th—October 15th – Come visit us in the park!Our family farmers offer organic produce that is fresh-picked and locally-grown, natural specialty and Heritage meats, honey, mushrooms, edible flowers, herbs, grains, artisan breads, cereals and pies, fresh eggs, freshly-brewed “FT” coffee & more. We continue to pioneer ECOPRODUCTS, with the highest organic-content handmade bar soaps & body care items, woodcrafts, candles, artisan natural-stone custom jewelry, and much more. We are a “Fair Trade” Market, with occasional Gourmet Chefs demos featuring KC’s up and coming talent and Live and Local “Organica Music.”
Please visit our website and join our email list via KCOrganics@yahoo.com, for special events;
or call 816-444-FOOD(3663).
(In cooperation with the KCMO Parks and Recreation Department)

20110528 - Brookside Farmers' Market - Saturdays 8am - 1pm

  “AgriMissouri will be on hand this Saturday to promote local food initiatives, their new Grow & Give campaign and the 10,000 Garden Challenge.  They will also have promotional contests that you can only win by being at the market this Saturday.  In March the 10,000 Garden Challenge was launched to get 10,000 Missourians committed to growing flowers, vegetables, or natives in their own yards or even on their decks.  For every 1,000 gardens registered they have a drawing for a $500 gift certificate from Tractor Supply Company.  Everyone who signs up also receives a voucher for buy-one-get-one tickets to Powell Gardens and a complimentary pass to Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Since the start of the challenge over 3,200 gardens have registered and more sponsors have come on board to support the challenge.    The School and Community Contest can help you get seeds, trees and tools for your school or community garden.  They have also launched the Missouri Garden Cities program to show cities’ garden pride and win trees for their community.   Most recently they initiated a new Grow & Give campaign to support Missouri’s food banks and aid in disaster relief throughout the state.  To learn more about the 10,000 Garden Challenge and AgriMissouri visit http://agrimissouri.com.  While you are there be sure and register your own gardens to help make your community a Missouri Garden City.”

Bear Creek Farms

The first of the broccoli is heading so we'll have some at market - yeah! Also beets, carrots, kale, chard, lettuces, kohlrabi, spinach and more. Also there will be plenty of transplants to get your herb, fruit, and vegetable gardens going.
See you Saturday!
Jeanna and Lonnie

Stony Crest Urban Garden
Rodger Kube & Diane Hershberger

Memorial Day weekend must-haves!

  • Arugula, Baby Carrots, Romaine & Leaf Lettuce, Pak Choi, Chard, Red Beet Greens & more
  • Gorgeous peonies
  • "Tumbling Tom" salad tomatoes in a hanging basket.
  • Dwarf Potted Sunflowers for patio enjoyment or transplanting
  • Sweet William, Daylilies & Hostas (Buy 3, Get a Stella D'Oro daylily free!)
Blue Door Farm - I'm movin' on up folks!  Don't panic if you don't see me at my usual spot - check out my new market spot, up the stairs by the raised beds!

I'll have two tents full this week, including many garden transplants of veggies, herbs and flowers plus an abundance of veggies:

New this week: Broccoli, Fennel, Scallions, and Garlic Scapes
Also on the table: Head lettuce, kohlrabi, swiss chard, pac choi, lambsquarter, herbs and lettuce mix. Whew!  It's gonna be a busy Friday prepping for market!

Thanks to all of you for shopping, eating, talking and making market worth getting up at 4 am for!

- Laura

Wells Family Farm
We will be there, with a limited amount of meat.  We will always bring our Diatomaceous Earth, Bug Repellant, and our Red Clover/Burdock Seeds.  Been trying to sift manure for our horse leavins', but this rain has made that impossible.  Our day lilies, are doing super, so if anyone wants any let me know.  Been trying to harvest nettles, maybe this week will be better.  See you Saturday. Kim

This week we are debuting our new Coffee Spice Rub, and as always we will have coffee roasted on Friday night brewed and in bulk. Come get a cup of the freshest coffee around!

Nathan Farris
Golden Crown Coffee

Hello from Muroak Farm. (Earthy, Wholesome, Good)  Wow, no need for irrigation this week.  The kale and the lettuce are loving the rain and moderate temperatures.  This week we will have endive, kale, spring garlic, young freckles lettuce and paris white cos lettuce (very sweet and tender), horseradish leaves (great to spice up a slaw), ladies thumb (good in salads or wilted) and thyme.  Look for irises, daisies and peonies also.  They are in full bloom and smell great.  Thanks for your patronage.

Hello Brookside Market,

I have hopes that we will dry out by Saturday and that we will have a great
time at market with breakfast,veggies and music.
Luke and Mandi are impatiently waiting for their new one and everything is
going well so we are all looking forward to Mercedes arrival in the next few
weeks. Luke is hoping that she will work around his schedule (Ha!)
Chris will be back from his vacation with Bethany to Massachusetts. They had
loads of fun seeing all the historical sites and countryside. They were on a
tight schedule and I guess they will rest when they get back tonight!
  Luke and Chris will have the usual baked good and burritos.Granola Bars and
 Raspberry bars will be there also.
Have a great week,
Luke, Chris and Kathy
Bread of Life

Hello friends!! I am so happy to report that I am finished with school and graduated!!! I shall be returning to the Market this Saturday with all of my baked goodies! I'll have all of the old favorites; Seven Grain Harvest, Sour Dough, and Cinnamon Raisin just to name a few. I will also be bringing a new loaf, Eighteen Hour Italian, that a few of you got to try on opening weekend. I'll also have other favs like granola, cookies and popcorn. Can't wait to see you all! I have missed coming to market and seeing all my friends. I'll be baking up a storm!  Kim Tuccillo, Roaring River Bread Co

 Green Dirt Farm
This week we'll have Bossa, Dirt Lover and Woolly Rind aged sheep’s milk
cheeses, and all flavors of our spreadable Fresh Cheese. Need to keep your
purchases cool while you shop? Grab one of our new insulated coolers,
complete with an iced gel pack, for just $5.99. See you Saturday!

From Cultivate Kansas City (formally Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture) and the Gibbs Road Community Farm
Hello Friends.
Summer Squash is on!  On the grill, on the menu, and on our market table this week!  It’s still nice and tender, small in size and a perfect tempter of summer!  We’ll also have fennel, kohlrabi, cucumbers, spring garlic (very last week), radishes, beets, turnips, kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, Funky Fresh stir fry mix, scallions, mini onions, microgreens, watercress, salad mix, head lettuce, lettuce mix, arugula and fresh herbs.  This will be the last week for transplants.  Get yours while the gettin’s good.
See you Saturday!

Red Ridge Farms...  cabbage, garlic scapes, PEAS, carrots, lettuce, arugula, microgreens, kale, radishes, onions, garlic, fresh cut flower bouquets with iris, and peonies, (pending the rain), baby mixed greens, spinach, pea shoots, fresh cut herbs such as cilantro, dill, chives, chocolate mint, spearmint, and oregano, mixed flower bowls, herb combos, all the garden transplants, certified chicken composted manure, natural rodent repellent, asparagus starts for planting, pickles, and relish for your Monday picnics.

We have Shiitake mushrooms! They finally decided to grow. So, we will be at market this Sat, May 28th. May have some Oyster mushrooms if they get growing. I will also have some of my recycled crafts for sale. More of the rag rugs, stained glass repurposed pieces, wind chimes and more, come see! Of course we will have more of our delicious fresh, free range, brown eggs. See you Saturday. P.J.'s Mushrooms & More    Paul & Judy Miller

Brookside Farmers Market is open Every Saturday from 8am – 1pm
63rd & Wornall

Website: www.farmerscommunitymarket.com
Blog:  www.brooksidemarket.blogspot.com

For info on the market or to sign up for our newsletter, go to:

Troostwood Market - Fridays & Saturdays - 52nd & Paseo

Friday Market
Saturday Market
8am - 2pm

Troostwood Youth Garden
5142 Paseo
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
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Managers (@) TroostwoodYouthGarden.info

Neighborhood youth are providing fresh and healthy vegetables from A to Z. All foods grown on-site using organic methods. We are members of JJ FArms. Please call if you have questions. 

20110611 - LAWRENCE, KS - Semi-Annual Garden Tour - 10a-12p - SATURDAY, JUNE 18th

Saturday, June 18 · 10:00am - 12:00pm

KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden (part of the KU Field Station)
1865 E. 1600 Road, Douglas County
Lawrence, KS

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So much is new at the garden this summer! We hope you can join Kelly, Kirsten and others for this morning tour. Meet us just inside the gate at our new shelter. We'll provide our signature tea made from three native mints.

Here's what you'll see:

* Show garden -- Our 70- by 80-foot demonstration/show garden, just inside the gate at the research garden. It includes six different themed beds of medicinal plants (echinacea species, milkweed species, tea/scented plants, native edible plants, classical European medicinals, and native plants in the U.S. Pharmacopeia and National Formulary). It's landscaped with native limestone boulders from a nearby area of the KU Field Station.

* Shade structure -- At the center of the show garden, this shelter is built entirely from reclaimed lumber from Westar. Bruce Johanning of the Field Station provided design concepts and led the building process. KU engineering grad student Neil Steiner developed the design.

* KU Student Farm -- Now in its first year of open operation, it's thriving as a community garden with more than 25 separate plots, plus young fruit trees. The Student Farm was conceived by Jason Hering and other KU students in spring 2010. It is organized and run by four student coordinators.

* New research plantings -- We have expanded our research section to include six new species, bringing us to almost 30 species in our research rows.

* Solar composting latrine -- Now in the works, this new restroom/research project is being built by the KU student group Engineers Without Borders under the direction of Prof. Craig Adams. The latrine replicates those built by the group in several villages in Bolivia.

* Native plants natural dye garden -- This soon-to-be-planted garden is part of an independent study by KU fine arts student Neil Goss.

* Prairie Moon Waldorf School children's tea garden -- Sited just inside the south gate to the adjacent school grounds, this area 
also will be planted soon.

See also: http://nativeplants.ku.edu/

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Snipped from the News this Week:

(RE-re-posted from SAN Weekly Announcements and other sources)

KC POVERTY SUMMIT - JUNE 2011 "...attendees will have the opportunity to attend presentations on two of the five pillars. ~~ Each presentation will be focused on the vision and repeated. ~~ You will receive information on both rural and urban community collaborations to help low-income families."  http://www.communityaction.org/files/June2011Summit/2011_Poverty_Summit_Afternoon_Breakout_Sessions.

Monsanto Eats It In Beets Appeal http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Center-for-Food-Safetys-True-Food-Network/80060992758
see also:

CHIRP (City Hens in Roeland Park) is sponsoring/facilitating a free workshop
- Lay Egg: Urban Hens 101 on June 23 at the Roeland Park Community Center-to register or get more info check out the Calendar at this link for all the Cultivate Kansas City Farm and Garden Tour events! http://www.urbanfarmstourkc.com/

HOW TO IDENTIFY GMO (Genetically Modified Foods) in your SUPERMARKET

 Fresh doubts have arisen about the safety of genetically modified crops, with a new study reporting presence of Bt toxin, used widely in GM crops, in human blood for the first time.
 Genetically modified crops include genes extracted from bacteria to make them resistant to pest attacks...
Rest of the article HERE

Listen at KKFI-FM 90.1, or web-streaming at http://www.kkfi.org/

Wednesday, 25 May, 9:00am ¤ Alternative Radio

Friday, 27 May, 9:30am ¤ Bioneers Radio Series
Bioneers presents another of their award winning shows.

Monday, 30 May, 6:00pm ¤ locally produced Eco-Radio KC
Host Richard Mabion and his co-host, John Burris, will have Rabbi Moti Rieber on the show to discuss the Kansas Interfaith Power & Light's response to global climate disruption.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011, 4:00-6:00pm
Mid America Regional Council, Rivergate Center 2nd floor, 600 Broadway, KC MO
The Environmental Management Commission promotes environmental awareness and resource efficiency to the City's leaders and staff, to assist the progress of Kansas City toward sustainability.  The General public is encouraged to attend and observe meetings and to join and participate in its efforts.  More information is at KC Environmental Mgt Commission

Saturday, 11 June 2010, 9:00am-12:00noon, 5:00-8:00pm - multiple sites

This will be a self-guided tour to any of nineteen gardens by using a brochure and map available from many garden centers, hardware stores, and food venues.  This tour will feature community gardens and home gardens, in front yards and back yards, with chickens and fruit trees and more.  For more info, contact Jessi or Amber

Saturday, 11 June 2010, 10:00am-2:00pm  -  $$
3526 Terrace St., Kansas City MO 64111

At 10:00am sharp, we will hurry to get our lunch into a variety of solar cookers (mostly vegetarian, organic and locally grown).  We'll watch a video on solar cooking and build three working solar cookers out of cardboard boxes, that lucky participants can take home.  We'll eat the food we cooked, learn about solar food drying, and enjoy a solar canning demonstration.  You'll get a handout pointing you to internet resources so that you can learn more later.  Join us as we begin reducing our carbon footpring one solar oven at a time.
Conveners will be Lynn Snyder and Bill Price.    Class fee of $9.00 + materials fee of $7.00 = $16.00

Saturday, 25 June 2011, 2:00-5:00pm  -  $$
Rethink Energy, 2052 North 3rd St., Kansas City KS 66101

Learn how to mimic the structure and function of forest ecosystems using sheet mulching, layering, planting patterns, species diversity, guilds and more in this introductory workshop on small scale urban forest garden design.  Class registration fee of $14, plus bring $15 to class for materials.  CONVENER: Steve Mann (816-352-9213).  Register at UMKC Communiversity.  More info at Food Not Lawns KC

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Farmers’ Markets Open in K.C.

Open this week are some terrific local, organic markets, including:

** KC’s Beans & Greens program $Doubles$Dollars$ for folks with food stamps, and many of our markets are accepting debit cards, too, with EBT machines. Watch for individual market updates and newsletters from each (see their web sites) or watch for weekly re-posts on our Blog at:
and on our Facebook Group wall.

What’s in Season?
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Farm (Food) Bill Updates & SusAg Activism:
Get up to speed on the 2012 Farm Bill and prep for a local October conference to be put on by the Greater KC Food Policy Coalition. Sign up for NSAC’s Action Alerts - we’ll post current headlines here, and on our blog.

Stop Cuts to Conservation
May 2nd, 2011
 Think this might be a good time to cut spending on soil conservation?
 Think Again. (read more)

Don’t Sign This
May 5th, 2011
A small handful of giant meatpackers and processors have been underpaying and unfairly treating farmers and ranchers for decades.
 10 months ago USDA issued a proposed livestock and poultry rule (also called the “GIPSA” rule) that would rein in some of their worst practices... (read more)

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