HIGH-TUNNEL RAISING, Barn-Raising Style... all day MONDAY, SEP 19, 2011

Hello all,

Have you ever wanted to up a high tunnel?  OR are you thinking you might want one in the future?  OR maybe you are energetic and have some free time to lend a hand to a fellow producer?
And are you free on Monday, September 19th?

If YES is the answer to one or all of the above questions, please join us in constructing Paula Swayne's 30' X 72'  High tunnel in Independence.

Norman Kilmer from Morgan County Seed will be there all day to direct construction.

Paula has also offered to provide lunch for anyone who wishes to help.

When:  Monday September 19th from 8am-5pm
Where:  2121 South Sterling Ave. Independence, Missouri
What to bring:  Power drill (accessories like drivers), gloves, and any other tools you think would be helpful.

There is no cost associated with this event.

CONTACT Myself (details below) OR Paula at 816-458-6880 ASAP to let us know you are coming to help!


Katie Nixon
Small Farm Specialist
Innovative Small Farmers' Outreach Program
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
Kansas City, MO


Up-Coming Canning & Preserving Workshop - 

Fall Harvest

*(water bath canning, freezing, dehydrating, fermenting and root cellaring)

Sunday, Oct. 9th, 1-5 PM

When the Fall harvest comes, be ready to can, freeze and squirrel away the final bounty of the season!!  You will learn it all in this homesteading tour de force. We will water bath can a savory relish or other seasonal dish. We’ll show you how to let nature ferment your cabbage into a wonderful sauerkraut, conveniently in a one quart jar!
Blanching & freezing techniques will be discussed and demonstrated so you can save the late harvest of greens, broccoli and other nutritious veggies. Examples of food dehydrating methods will be shown along with several types of equipment. 
Finally, we will discuss how to store the many vegetables that don’t need freezing or canning, but just a good place to rest over the winter like potatoes, beets, carrots, squash, onions and garlic.

Cost of Class: $50.00

To Sign-Up please mail in a Course Registration no later than Monday, October 3rd!!

110914 - Waldo Farmers' Market - WEDNESDAYS at Waldo Habitat Restore (KCMO)

Waldo Market Season Ends Sept 28th! 

Fall Has Come to the Waldo Market! Pumpkins, Apple Butter, Gourds, Apples, Pears & In Season Veggies!

Fresher Than Fresh Snow Cones & Good You Organic Mobile Eatery Will be @ the Market this Week!
 Stony Crest Urban Farm
  New this week – Jonathan Apples, Gourds, Pie Pumpkins, Ornamental White & Orange “Boo” Pumpkins, LARGE Cockscomb Flowers.  Plus…Arugula, Radishes,  Cucumbers, Squash: “Sunburst” Patty Pan, Yellow, Zucchini, Butternut  & Acorn Squash, Eggplant, Sweet Candy Onions, Sweet Italian, Bell, Banana, Chili (Anaheim) Peppers. Jalapeno Peppers are specially priced again this week.  And of course — tomatoes — slicers & sweet cherry & grape tomato “Snack Baskets”.  
For that special pooch in your life, we are introducing “In Season Dog Treats” freshly baked with organic vegetables & ingrediants with no preservative chemicals. The featured flavor this week is “Butternut Bow Wow.”   Rodger & Diane.
And @ the Stony Crest Tent, In Response to Customer Requests….
Seckel “Sugar” Pears 
from Gordon’s Orchard, Osceola, MO (no spray)
Encore Yellow Peaches 
from Gordon’s Orchard, Osceola, MO (non-organic)
Bear Creek Farms
  Lonnie & Jeanna will be bringing Garlic, Chard, Kale, Winter Squash, Cow Peas, Potatoes, Onions, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Peppers, Fresh Basil, Tons of Eggplant, Zucchini & Cucumbers & more.
We’re excited for another glorious Waldo Market day!  We have some new soap and a lower price on the toothpaste.  Also have a new batch of Body Butter in a 6 ounce container…….both Lemongrass essential oil and Lavender essential oil.   If you have any problems with any product, we need you to bring it back so we can make it better.   We really love and appreciate your imput.  Hope to see you at the market.     Sandy and John
Schenker Family Farms  
Lamb & Pork from grass-fed, free-range animals.  Theo brings a good selection, but no beef this week. If what you want is not available at the market, place an order for delivery next week. Check out the Mr. Doggity’s BBQ Sauce they carry. It’s made by mid-town resident, “Mr. Doggity”.
Farm To Market Bread
 FTM has specialty breads you can only purchase at the Waldo Market … Rustic Roasted Garlic, Rustic Tomato,  Trail Mix, Raisin/Walnut, Six Grain Hearth, Four Seed Baguette, Semolina, Rolls: Multi-Grain, Pretzel, Sub & Asiago, Buns: Egg, Brioche &  Focaccia. Ann or Ben can help you select a bread for any occasion!
K. Kringle & Company Baked Goods 
Kevin Edwards will be at the market for the remainder of the season. They make their products with as many local and organic products as are available to them.   Be on the lookout for applebutter made from MO Jonathan Apples, Blueberry Key Lime Jam (MO blueberries & organic key limes) & Wine Jellies made with fruit nectar and Barefoot Wines like Champagne Blush Jelly (Barefoot’s Brut CuvĂ©e & fresh squeezed juice from MO strawberries.. aaaahhhhh). Also check out the Poppy Seed & Strawberry Breads and cookies – to die for!
One More Cup 
OMC will not be at the market this week. They are getting ready for KC’s 1st Caffeine Crawl this Saturday. The Crawl is designed to give individuals an opportunity to learn, share and experience what the passionate baristas, tea soms, specialty coffee roasters and other local artisan producers bring to the table. Stop by OMC on Saturday!
Waldo Market Season Ends Sept 28th! 

Waldo Market Season Ends Sept 28th! 

Many thanks for the feedback & all the ideas shared through the “How Are We Doing?” Survey that 115 people responded to! The first action we are taking in response to the feedback is to extend the market season from the end of August to the end of September. Other improvements are in the works… some you may still see this season and other changes that make sense to start next season. The vendors did a survey of what they think the best aspect of the market is and unanimously we agree that YOU – our customers, neighbors & friends are the best!  Thanks for your support of the market!!

Waldo Farmers' Market Wednesdays

May 4 - Sep 28, 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 Sep 28th, 2011.

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!

Westport Plaza Market ~ every Wednesday ~ 4:30-7:30pm ~ @ Westport Rd. & Wyoming St. (KCMO)

Come Experience the Westport Plaza Market

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Wednesdays 4:30-7:30pm
Westport Rd. & Wyoming St. (KCMO)

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011


From the Farm to Your Table

Food is growing right now with Sunlight, soil, and water and little else.  It is picked by loving hands and brought with care to your neighborhood.  It is there to provide you with the energy you need to do the wonderful things you do every day.  Yeah, the farmers ask you to put some money down so they can afford to bring it here and plant some more, but that is worth every cent.  We all have to eat, and while you can, make it the best food possible...   

Eggplants  {Try One of these Recipes}
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
Green Beans

Yellow and Pattypan Squash

Gluten Free Bread
Various Greens
Edamame Soybeans

Flower Bouquets

  Free Range Eggs

Papua New Guinea Coffee
Kids Crafts
Live Rock'N'Roll Music from Eric Houser
Good Times

 See you this Wednesday,
 from 4:30 until 7:30 pm at the intersection of Westport Road and Wyoming Street in KC, MO.

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