Rosedale Farmers' Market (KCK) Sundays - Noon to 3pm

The Rosedale Farmers Market is open!  Keep checking back for news, updates and more on the website and facebook
Please call 913-645-7826 or email with questions.

The Rosedale Farmers Market

When: Sundays, May 1 – September 25, Noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine

Where: Parking lot of Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, 340 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas

Debit cards, EBT/Vision cards and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Benefits accepted. The Rosedale Farmers Market is a participant in the Beans and Greens program, which allows customers who receive SNAP or Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits to receive double value at the farmers market! $5 SNAP/Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits = $10 Rosedale Farmers Market tokens More about using SNAP/SFMNP Benefits at the market
The Rosedale Farmers Market also includes family activities, a community resource table and a nutrition education booth, making the market an ideal place to spend a Sunday afternoon!  We are currently booking musicians for the market, please email or call 913-645-7826 for more information.
The Rosedale Farmers Market grew out of the work of the Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiativeand the Rosedale community gardeners. Location 

20110702 - 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)
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, for special events;
or call 816-444-FOOD(3663).
(In cooperation with the KCMO Parks and Recreation Department

Brookside Farmers' Market - 2011 (KCMO)

Satisfy Your Appetite
Fresh * Flavor * Fun

Market Highlights
  • Satisfy Your Appetite for Freshness – Brookside Market has a lively mix of local and certified organic farmers with farm-fresh vegetables, herbs, juicy sweet fruit, bright flowers, and delicious meats & eggs. Organic, hand-crafted soap and artists with locally handmade crafts complement the market.
  • Satisfy Your Appetite for Flavor – The market also features locally roasted, organic and fair trade coffee, freshly prepared breads and baked goods (including vegan and gluten-free items), and ready-to-eat breakfast foods.
  • Satisfy Your Appetite for Fun – Join us every Saturday for live music, exciting children’s activities, Fun Food education, Chef’s Demos & sampling.

The Farmers’ Community Market at Brookside is Dedicated to Creating a Unique Partnership between the Community and Farmers that provides High Quality, Local and Organic Products in an atmosphere that is mutually beneficial, wholesome and fun. The Market also helps to support the Border Star PTA.
The Market is located in the Heart of Brookside where many Unique Shops and Restaurants are nearby to explore and spend a delightful Saturday afternoon.
The Market has a lively mix of Local and Certified Organic Farmers who provide Freshly-picked Vegetables, Fragrant Herbs, Juicy Sweet Fruit, Edible and Cut Flowers. Our Farmers use Sustainable and Humane practices to produce hormone and antibiotic-free Meat, Free-Range Eggs and Honey products.
The Market also features Organic Freshly-Prepared Artisan Food, including fresh hot Breakfast Burritos, and fresh hot fair-trade and locally roasted Coffee, Baked Goods including Pies, Assorted Breads, Cinnamon Rolls, Granola Cereals, Cookies, Brownies, Squares, including many Vegan varieties, Gluten-free and much more.
Organic Hand-Crafted Soap and Artists with unique handmade crafts complement our market.
There are weekly events at the market tent including live music, children's activities and cooking demonstrations by local chefs, which feature samples and seasonal recipes.
Tables and Chairs are here to Relax, enjoy some of our Tasty Breakfast Treats or Sit to Visit with your Friends and listen to music.

Open Every Saturday 8 am to 1 pm

April 23 to October 22
Join Us for our 2011 Market Festivals:
  • Garden Festival — May 7
  • Kale Festival — June 11
  • Tomato Festival — July 24th
  • Children’s Festival — August 13
  • Grill Festival — September 24

Location: 63rd & Wornall in the Border Star Montessori Parking Lot – Look for the White Tents. 
Click this link for directions to the market

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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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. 

This Friday @ the BADSEED!!

Dearest Supporters of Far-Out Farmers & Fantastical Farm-Fresh FOOD -

What can I has been one of those days!!  I have been attempting to write this damn "market e-mail" since 2:30 in the afternoon.  It is now 8:30 at night and I have managed one sentence!  It must be my busy farm schedule, right?.....(restless crops demanding my attention).  Nope!  How about a restless baby demanding my milk!  In fact, Farmer Brooke is no longer a Farmer at all.  My new occupation is that of "Milk Machine".  We'll see how far I get before the little "milk monster" wakes up.  If I'm lucky, I'll get through the next paragraph!

Anyway, I haven't slept for three days but I'm not complaining!!  I LOVE my "newest crop".  That being said, it is a hard transition.  Before I gave birth to Mr. Percival James, my sole purpose in life was to feed all of you.  Now my sole purpose in life is to feed him....and only him!  But hey, he's only 3 weeks old.  Soon enough I'll strap that little "sucker" on and head back out to the field.  The "milk wars" can continue in the dirt, and if I'm lucky I'll manage to grow something in between.

As for all those grumbling bellies out there, have no fear!  This milky mistress may be out of commission, but Farmer Dan and the BADSEED Gang of Gregarious Growers are still in full effect with a plethora of "earthly delights".  Experience the Food Revolution in the flesh this Friday from 4-9 PM at the BADSEED Farmers Market!  Being "first" Friday, you'll be serenaded as you shop by our folkie friends of Checkered Past.  Don't miss the music & the mouth-watering madness that will leave your belies screaming for MORE, MORE, MORE!



Before I go on any further, I just want to extend a great big THANK YOU to all of my wonderful customers and die-hard local foodies!!!  In last week's market e-mail, I had expressed my frustration with decreased customer turn-out and a general lack of support for an ethical/alternative food culture.  Well, apparently my little "rant" was effective because the market was bangin' last Friday just like the good ole' days!!  The farmers moved A LOT of product.  Those grumpy bastards (myself included) were "happy campers" to say the least.  Us farmers live hand to mouth, day to day.  You have no idea how much of a difference YOU make in our lives simply by showing up to market and spending a couple bucks on turnips or snap peas.  Really!!  It allows us to gas up the truck and make it back to the farm after market!  (Okay, Okay....hopefully our financial situations are a bit better than that, but I wouldn't bet on it!).  The point is, we appreciate your support and we depend on it.  In turn, you can depend on us to provide you and your families with wholesome, mouth-watering morsels yanked straight from the dirt!  There are very few things more sacred in life than the relationship between farmer & eater.  Thanks for giving us the opportunity to feed you and we look forward to doing so AGAIN this Friday!!

**One more thing - To all of you who showed up last Friday (with gifts no less!!) hoping to see me and get a peak at lil' baby Percy, I'm sorry we were MIA.  A lovely volunteer of ours offered to work the market, so it got me off the hook.  Besides, we have an awful deer problem on the farm and "deer watch" starts promptly as the sun sets.  Therefore Percy and I had more pressing responsibilities.  I do plan to be there this Friday......(unless the "milk monster" has other plans!!).    

Sexy Veggie of the Week

This week's Runner-Up is the oh so crunchy, oh so curvy Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash.  First of the season!! 

These canary yellow beauties are a true sign of summer.  When harvested small, their flesh is mild (almost sweet!), crisp, and incredibly refreshing.  Summer squash comes in an impressive and tasty array of shapes, sizes, and colors.  Unfortunately, the standard "zucchini" is the only variety most of us are familiar with.  Like zucchini, crookneck squash is incredibly versatile and can be prepared in endless ways.  Eat these young, supple fruits raw in a salad or lightly saute them in olive oil with spring garlic and herbs.  They go great in a pasta primavera or just about any stir-fry.  For your 4th of July feast, slice em' and marinate them along with your favorite seasonal veggies & thrown em' on the grill.

This week's Grand-Prize-Winner is the totally outrageous and undoubtedly radiant Chioggia Beet!! 

This Italian Heirloom originated in the 19th century in the coastal town of Chioggia near Venice.  These bulbous, fast maturing roots have a striking neon pink skin.  More striking yet is the alternating pink and white rings that form the inner flesh.  Also known as candy-stripe beet or bull's eye beet, Chioggias are celebrated in the culinary world for their stunning appearance and mild/sweet flavor. After cooking, the flesh turns pale pink and the superb rings become more subtle which is why some prefer to eat them raw in fancy salads.  Either way, cooked or raw, you cannot go wrong.  Here's a couple links to some very simple, mouthwatering summer salads: Chioggia Beets with Raspberry Mint Vinaigrette & Chioggia Beet Salad with Cucumbers, Chevre, Red Onion, & Mint.  These salads would make an excellent (and absolutely festive) addition to the 4th of July Table!  Yum......  

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.
*SEXY SUMMER SQUASH!! (in yellow crookneck, eight ball, raven zucchini, & french scallop)
*BODACIOUS BEETS (in Cylindra, Chioggia, and Detroit Dark Red)
*FAVA BEANS!! (limited quantities, come early!!)
*Oasis Gourmet SALAD TURNIPS
*RUBY RED Oriental Turnips
*GOLD BALL Turnips (buttery and delicious)
* Succulent Braising Mix (with baby kale and baby swiss chard)

Herb'n Gardener
Lew Edmister
17th and Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64108
For the “meanest greens” in town, check out Lew's gourmet selection of urban-grown goodies.  He grows 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:
"I'm taking a moment to talk to you today a little bit about this symbiotic relationship we share in the pursuit of eating better food and having it available.  last friday many of you responded quite well to brooke's no b/s clear urging.  i want to thank you for your attendance and support.  please keep it up.  you'd be surprised how tenuous the production side of this relationship can be and how impactful just another $100 a week in sales can be.  tell your friends, drag them along to badseed, bring your bags and fill them up with the manifestation of the vendors efforts.  and the next time you go to the supermarket and want to get a bag of salad mix, remember, dole is a four-letter word.
speaking of salad mix i'm still pumping out the greens.  i'll have more baby arugula,  more spicy mesclun mix and another load of spice on spice mix.  my kale patch is about back to par and i'm bringing three types, russian, starbor and toscano.  those filet beans are still lagging, but i'm bringing what i can, along with swiss chardcilantroflat leaf parsleybaby kale thinnings, and pesto basil bags  see you friday!"


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!
*Nappa CABBAGE!!!
*Yellow Summer Squash
*Eggplant and a few Sweet Peppers....

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.
Zucchini – black and early prolific
*Yellow crook neck summer squash
*Cucumbers – Marketmore slicers & possibly a few picklers??
Turnips –Tokyo, Purple Top, Golden
Lettuce - various head and leaf
THE FIRST TOMATOES.....just a few!! (Early Girl & Goliath, limited quantities)

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."


**PJ's will be absent this week, but stay tuned for an important up-date in next week's e-mail!!!

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
 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

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!    
1) Whole Wheat Loaves
2) Country Loaves
3) 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

Puddin Head Coffee

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!!
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... 

Yours Truly,


-farmer and MILK mistress of the BADSEED

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