HAVEN - Bees in KC - What's the Buzz About? FRIDAY... multiple events...

RADIO: Tune in to "Up to Date" on Friday morning, KCUR 89.3 FM at 11:00 a.m. (toward the end of the hour) to hear Jarrett speak about HAVEN, the opening and the worldwide honeybee crisis.

NEWSPAPER: Plus if you haven't seen it yet, check out this nice write-up by Alice Thorson of the KC Star: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/08/2934230/a-haven-for-honey-and-bees.html

Help us build buzz: tell your friends, colleagues and family, and see you at 18Broadway!

FRIDAY EVENING, June 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
18 Broadway Gardens
SE corner of 18th & Broadway, KCMO

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The installation of HAVEN, a working beehive sculpture by Jarrett Mellenbruch, in downtown Kansas City's 18Broadway Gardens, marks the launch of a planned nationwide honeybee sanctuary project. HAVEN operates in two distinct modes: as a classical sculpture that speaks to archetypal visions of home, and as a functioning domicile for its honeybee homesteaders.

Honeybees pollinate 1/3 of the human food supply, including many fruits
, nuts and vegetables. However, their numbers have severely declined worldwide due to Colony Collapse Disorder and other ailments. While conventional beehives are made for the easy harvesting of honey by beekeepers, HAVEN is a whole new kind of beehive, designed to support the wellbeing of its honeybee inhabitants. And whereas commercial domestic honeybees are fed high fructose corn syrup, HAVEN's inhabitants will be able to keep and eat the honey they produce.

About the Event
Thanks to the generosity of DST Systems and the efforts of the University of Missouri Extension, visitors at the opening reception will enjoy a cornucopia of foods made possible by and dependent upon honeybee pollination, from apples, avocados and blueberries to vanilla, walnuts and watermelon.

About the ArtistBorn-and-bred Kansas Citian and third-generation beekeeper Jarrett Mellenbruch studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and has exhibited his work in New York City, Kansas City and Tokyo. Funding for HAVEN was provided by a Rocket Grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, implemented by the Charlotte Street Foundation and KU Spencer Museum of Art.

20110608 - Wednesdays at Waldo Farmers' Market - 3 to 7pm @ Waldo ReStore

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watch for updates and announcements at http://www.wholesomewaldowednesdays.org

Stay Cool…Be Cool at the Market June 8th!

  •  Fresher Than Fresh Snow Cones

  • Stony Crest Urban Farm

Tender Snow Peas, Romain Lettuce, Pak Choi, Green Onions, Rainbow Baby Carrots, Chard (Rainbow & Butter), Red Beet Greens & Fresh Cut Oregano & Cilantro. Plus — Tumbling Tom Tomato Baskets w/tomatoes forming already in the baskets — Potted Daylilies (4 for $15) and Buy one solid green hosta, Get one of any variety free!
  • Blue Door Farm

Delicious broccoli, incredible fennel, chard, head lettuce, kohlrabi, spring onions and the first of our baby carrots. Blue Door Farm from KCKS joined the market last week. Welcome!
  • Bear Creek Farms

Garlic, Kale, Chard, Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Radishes, Garlic Scapes, Chinese Cabbage, Baby leeks, Green Onions, and Cabbage. We look forward to seeing everyone at the market.
  • Farm To Market Bread
In addition to the unique selection of hand-made, freshly baked artisanal breads featured at the market, this week FTM will have Brioche Hamburger Buns – just in time for that grilling you have been wanting to do!
Discover lots of great organic products   toothpaste, deodorant, soaps, shampoo, lip balm, lotions and more – plus even more great information about the benefits of organic body products.
  • Fresh Connect 
Offering organic jam, honey, noodles, goat cheese, cow cheese & salsa from local farms. Eggs and meats may also be available.
  • Waldo Homes Association
Volunteers greet shoppers every week. They have ice cold water for sale along with those trendy black and white European-style oval Waldo stickers.

Denyse Walcall - WEEKLY WINNER!
Denyse’s name was drawn this week to win the $5 Gift Certificate to the Habitat ReStore plus goodies donated by Waldo Market vendors. The total value of the weekly drawing prizes is $10+. Don’t forget to enter each week. Entry forms are located on a small table near the entrance to the market.



Featuring local, organic & sustainably produced foods & products
Wednesdays 3pm-7pm
303 W. 79th St  @ Waldo Habitat ReStore < MAP IT!


Find out more at www.wholesomewaldowednesdays.org

Waldo Farmers' Market Wednesdays

May 4 - Aug 31, 2011

3pm – 7pm @ Waldo ReStore

Especially convenient for residents of Waldo, Brookside, Southtown neighborhoods and Prairie Village, the new Waldo Market is a mid-week, after-work opportunity to purchase organically and sustainably grown fresh, local produce along with other specialties such as bread, coffee, and soaps.

Our season will run through August 31, 2011 with consideration for extending into September.

More information is available online at http://wholesomewaldowednesdays.com where weekly information will be added as the season progresses. We look forward to seeing you each Wednesday!

This Friday @ the BADSEED Farmers Market!!

Dearest Connoisseurs of the Funkiest and Freshest Flavors in Town  -

Well folks, in case you missed last Friday's festivities, I am very proud to announce that the BADSEED "Funky" Friday Night Farmers Market was awarded MARKET OF THE YEAR in the entire state of MIssouri!!!  We are absolutely honored to be recognized for the undoubtedly righteous FOOD REVOLUTION that has evolved as a result of REBEL FARMERS & EATERS alike!!!  The Missouri Department of Agriculture commended our market not only for our diverse & delicious selection of ethically-grown foods, but for our leadership in creating an alternative food system that truly embraces "the dirt" and celebrates URBAN agriculture, putting KC at the forefront of the movement.  We dirty-finger-nailed farmers couldn't have done it without you!  Thanks for indulging in "the fruits of our labor" and remember: THE REVOLUTION WILL GROW ON......as long as you stay hungry!!!

On another note - The Grand Opening of URBAVORE URBAN FARM & KC's Residential Composting Program was a great success!  Farmer Dan and I were incredibly pleased to see so many individuals and families grace our beautiful farm and admire each and every plant & animal that we have put so much time, love, and energy into.  If you missed the big event, no worries!  Our Farmstand is now open every Saturday from 2-6 PM at which time self-guided farm tours (with maps!!) are encouraged.  Compost Drop hours are Wed-Sat, 9-6 PM.  More information can be found on our website at www.badseedkc.com.  

Moving along.....

So - your 38 week pregnant Farmer had a a big, bad "farm up-date" planned for this week's market e-mail, BUT as I am sitting here I am experiencing "killer contractions" and need to cut my computer time short.  In the event that you DON'T receive a "market e-mail" from me in one of these up-coming weeks PLEASE understand that the BADSEED Market will still be in full effect.......(it's just that farmer Brooke probably "popped" and didn't quite get around to e-mailing!!!).  On that note, I'd better get typing and sign-off! 


This week's Runner-Up is the one and only gorgeous GARLIC SCAPE !!  These long, looping ladies grace the market tables once a year.....just a few weeks before the glorious garlic harvest!  Garlic Scapes resemble a swan's neck as they sexily shoot up from the middle of the garlic stalk with the intention of making a flower (or seed head) so that pro-creation can occur.  The farmer must remove the scape in order to send all the energy of the plant back to the bulb.  This ensures fat bulbs come harvest time in July.  Although the garlic bulb is the main crop, the garlic scape is a delicious bonus!!!  They have an incredibly smooth and mild garlic flavor that adds a wonderful dimension to any dish.  Chop them up and use them like a spring onion OR substitute them for garlic cloves in your next batch of pesto!!  They can be eaten raw or cooked and their versatility makes them a "must have".  We harvest them into nice big bunches for only $2!!  It's the sexiest deal in town......      

This week's Grand-Prize-Winner will blow your freakin' mind.  Brace yourselves for the one and only CYLINDRA BEET!!!! Hot Diggity Dog!!!....these girls put me over the edge.  I (like you) adore beets, but this aint no ordinary beet!!  These burgundy bold beauties have an elongated body dense with sweet rich flesh.  Their unique shape make them an absolute oddity, but a delicious one at that!  Despite their sexy and tasty disposition, you cannot help but find them somewhat humorous.  They are the "wiener dog" of the beet world.  I often joke that you could roast em' whole, stick em' between a hot dog bun, douse em' in mustard and your kids would never know the difference!!  However you choose to fix em', your taste buds will undoubtedly be pleased.  I suggest roasting or steaming them whole in a little lemon juice and olive oil until tender.  Let them cool slightly and their skins will slide right off.  Cube em' and chill em' then put them over a wonderful bed of farm-fresh greens (our "sex in a bowl" salad mix should suffice).  Finish your masterpiece off with gobs of fresh sheep's milk cheese from Green Dirt Farm and a delicious dressing of your choice.  (Other "local" additions may include hard-boiled farm-fresh eggs & toasted Missouri Pecans).

SEXY Photos are attached.  You know the drill - print them out, blow them up, and plaster them all over the men's room!


A project of BADSEED - Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer
5500 Bennington Ave., Kansas City, MO 64129
Welcome to URBAVORE - an off-grid, diversified, urban farmstead in the heart of KCMO. Born in 2011, URBAVORE is working towards the creation of an "edible oasis" that brings organic growth, sustainable life, and creative solutions to a city neighborhood.  We grow an extensive variety of heirloom vegetables noted for their unique appearance and extraordinary flavor, as well as an array of culinary/medicinal herbs and edible flowers. URBAVORE is a non-certified, beyond organic operation dedicated to respecting both the health of the individual and the environment. It is our aim to build community and collective consciousness through the universal pleasure that comes from eating good food.


*BODACIOUS BEETS (in Cylindra, Chiogga, and Detroit Dark Red)



*LUSCIOUS LETTUCE HEADS (in assorted gourmet varieties)

*Oasis Gourmet SALAD TURNIPS
*RUBY RED Oriental Turnips
*GOLD BALL Turnips (buttery and delicious)

Red Velvet Lover's Gourmet Lettuce Mix


* Succulent Braising Mix (with baby kale and baby swiss chard)

*Peppery & Perfect ARUGULA


*"Sex in a Bowl" Signature Salad Mix


Herb'n Garden
Lew Edmister & Destiny Riggs
17th and Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64108
For the "meanest greens" in town, check out Lew and Destiny's gourmet selection of urban-grown goodies.  They grow a mouthwatering array of  lettucesspicy mustardsarugula, and gourmet salad mixes on KC's west side. Other tasty morsels include heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, okra, and filet beans.  New For 2011 -RUSTIC BREAD straight from Lew's hand-built wood-fired oven.  YUM!
OFFERINGS From the Lips of Lew:
it's time to give some of my kales a chance to catch its wind from this heat, but i have coaxed a picking of the wonderful toscano kale.  you'll have to switch over to swiss chard as it keeps on growing and growing.  new patches of arugula are coming on as well as sweet 'n tender mix.  this heat will probably croak this delicate mix in another week or two at the most.  the bulb fennel that was too small last week will be on my table this week.  i'll also have some big bags of pesto bound genovese basil.  finish off your salads with beautiful green onions."

JJ Farms
John & Judy Kaiahua
8531 E. 81st Terrace, Raytown, MO 64138
John has been growing organically since 1984!!  He plants, weeds, and harvests all his own crops on urban land that has been chemical free for over 20 years.  Produce includes a wide array of vegetable offerings as well as applespeaches, and pears in season.  John is originally from the far off lands of Hawaii where he comes from a long line of pearl divers!!  Now he spends his days out of the ocean and in the dirt, growing righteous foods for the Kansas City community.  Lucky us!
*Bok Choy

Bigg Blue Farm
Stan & Carmen Biggs
19801 NE U.S. Highway 69, Liberty, MO 64068
Despite full-time jobs, Stan and Carmen Biggs still find time to organically grow an impressive array of colorful vegetablesgreens, and storage crops on 7 fertile acres in Mosby, MO. Stan started out growing nutritious foods for his family as a 4-H project as a small boy. Stan's passion for gardening was renewed when he met his wife Carmen, who grew up on her family's 1,500-hectare farmstead in Romania that had passed through many generations. Today they cultivate the earth together, bringing well-fed customers delicious homegrown foods every Friday night at the BADSEED Farmers Market and through their Community Supported Agriculture program.
*Baby Siberian Red Kale
*Green Onions
*Tokyo Turnips
*Red & Green Lettuce Heads
*Red & Green Bok Choy
*Early Frosty SHELL PEAS!!!!

PJ's Mushroom Farm
Paul & Judy Miller
916 SW State Route 13, Leeton, MO 64761

"We purchase innoculated mushroom blocks from a Certified Organic supplier and place them in our growing trailer & cellar. There we water & harvest & get them to market as fresh as possible. We grow SHITAKE & OYSTER MUSHROOMS. We also have over 100 laying hens that produce wonderful, fresh, brown FREE-RANGE EGGS. We do our best to REUSE, RECYCLE and REPURPOSE our RESOURCES."


*Shitake Mushrooms
*Oyster Mushrooms (in limited quantities)
*Farm-Fresh Brown Eggs
*Recycled Yard Art including vintage garden stakes!!

Parker Farms All-Natural Meats
Tom & Paula Parker
Richmond, MO
"We produce all-natural gourmet beeflambporkpoultry, and eggs.  All of our beef and lamb is 100% grassfed. They are never fed any grain, animal by products, antibiotics, or injected with growth hormones. We have been practicing Management Intensive Grazing since 1997. It is our goal to care for all of the livestock that we have been blessed with, in as natural and humane a manner as we can.  Our chickens for meat and eggs are also raised on pasture with green grass under their feet as much as the weather in this part of the world allows.  Our hogs are fed grain, but do live outdoors with dirt under their feet.  We do not use any petroleum based pesticides or fertilizers on our pastures. We believe that healthy people, and healthy animals start with healthy plants and a healthy, biologically active, soil community.  Our meats are available at the BADSEED Market or through our Community Supported Agriculture shares."
*Ground Beef  & Patties
*Pork Products: Chops, Brats, Breakfast Sausage, Italian Sausage, & Spare Ribs
*Lamb Cuts: Ground Lamb, Shoulder Steaks, Rib Chop (butterfly cut, loin chops), Leg (bone in whole, shanks, lamb liver)
**Pastured Chickens (just a few available....come early!!)
**Pastured Thanksgiving TURKEYS available for PRE-ORDER!!  Talk to Paula Parker at market so she can order enough babies!!!!
*Tea Towels, Hand-made Teas, Candles, and Gourd Bird Houses from the lovely Parker Girls!!

Green Dirt Farm

New Traditionalist - Artisan Bread
Chris Glenn
Kansas City, MO
Chris produces old-world, rustic loaves from the finest locally-grown and milled flour on the market.   His breads are made from a sour-dough "starter", lovingly kneaded, and baked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.  Flour and water never tasted so good!    
*Whole Rye Loaf (
Ever had a traditional European Sourdough Rye? No   
Caraway seeds here, just moist, dense, salty sweet and sour loaves to   
transport you to the old country of your choice)
*Whole Wheat Loaf (crusty and rustic yet mildly sweet in flavor, coated with toasty bran!)
*Sicilian Loaves

Miller's Honey
Les MIller
Independence, MO
Les Miller only produces the best damn RAW HONEY on the market.  No joke!!  He is an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to sustainable bee keeping and uses 100% natural and holistic methods for managing his hives which range from 60 to 100 at any given time.  His honey is sold in various quantities, and 1 gallon jugs are available on request!  Bees wax candles and other by-products are also available for purchase.
*Raw Honey
*Bees Wax Candles

Get Real Food Co.
Sean Henry
Kansas City
"At GetReal Food Company, we're committed to creating incredible beverages made with real foods that are naturally brewed. Hand-crafted by real people who truly care about the details, from what they make to how they make it, from what they put in their bodies to what you put in yours. The result is a series of beverages that create a new expression of soft drinks and mixers."
*Micro-Brewed, All-Natural SODA!!

Puddin Head Coffee
Harry Lee Murrell
Kansas City, KS
Harry is proud to offer both roasted and green sustainable whole bean coffees from different regions around the world. All coffee beans sold are certified organic, Fair-Trade and/or Rainforest Alliance, available in 1# packages. Coffee is drum roasted in small batches to ensure its freshness for KC customers.  "Coffee with a conscience" is available by the mug for only $1 and samples are free!!
*Rain Forest Blend

Other goodies include:

Certified Organic Flour from Heartland Mill
Freshly ground & locally grown whole wheat flourwhole wheat pastry flour, unbleached all purpose white flourmalted all purpose flour for bread baking, & blue corn meal !!!  A bakers dream.....

LIVE  NUDE  VEGETABLES!! and other organic delights... 
Jacqueline Smith & Sarah Hoffman
Weston, MO

"Life is too short to eat grocery store cheeses! Green Dirt Farm, LLC invites you to try our HANDCRAFTED ARTISANAL SHEEP CHEESES created with milk from our very own PASTURED ewes. You can be assured of a richness and depth of flavor unique to the rolling bluffs of Weston, MO. Also on the menu is 100% GRASS-FED LAMB which is of unsurpassed quality, tenderness, and flavor."

*Grass-Fed Lamb
*Artisan Sheep's Milk Cheese in aged and fresh varieties

Yours Truly,


-farmer and mistress of the BADSEED

An Urban-Organic Farm & Market Celebrating Local Food, Culture, & Community
1909 McGee*KCMO*64108