super weeds boost costs and cut crop yields for U.S. farmers


 An estimated 11 million acres are infested with "super weeds," some of which grow several inches in a day and defy even multiple dousings of the world's top-selling herbicide, Roundup, whose active ingredient is glyphosate.
The problem's gradual emergence has masked its growing menace. Now, however, it is becoming too big to ignore. The super weeds boost costs and cut crop yields for U.S. farmers starting their fall harvest this month. And their use of more herbicides to fight the weeds is sparking environmental concerns.

110921 -- Waldo Farmers' Market - WEDNESDAYS at Waldo Habitat Restore (KCMO)

Waldo Market Season Ends Sept 28th! 

Sept 21st: Waldo Wednesday Veggie Specials, Chipotle Coupons, Fall Snow Cone Flavors, Free Books for Kids & More!

It’s Waldo Wednesday @ The Market
which means special sales by our vendors!!
Receive a buy one entree – get one entree free coupon compliments of Chipotle Mexican Grill with a $5 or more purchase. 
Fine Print: Limit one coupon per adult. Coupon quantity limited.
Fresher Than Fresh Snow Cones & Good You Organic Mobile Eatery Will be @ the Market this Week!
Bear Creek Farms
Bear Creek Farms will have garlic, kale, chard, potatoes, zucchini, pepper, okra, winter squash, cucumbers, fresh basil, beets, onions, radishes & pumpkins New this week – mustard greens, turnips & sweet potatoes. Our Waldo Wednesday Special is eggplant - $1.00 per lb! We look forward to seeing everyone! Lonnie & Jeanna
Winter is right around the corner, the furnace comes on, and our skin gets dryer.  It’s Lotion time!!  We have awesome, moisturizing lotions for both the body and face. Come check it out……10% off all lotions (Waldo Wednesday Special!).  Sandy & John
 Stony Crest Urban Farm
 Here’s a glimpse of what we have in store for you this week: Arugula. Radishes. ”Sunburst” Patty Pan, Butternut  & Acorn Squash. Sweet Candy Onions. Bell, Banana, Chili (Anaheim) & Jalapeno Peppers are all specially priced for Waldo Wednesday! Green Tomatoes. (Recipes for “GT” Pizza & “GT” Breakfast Cake come with with a “GT” purchase. Jonathan Apples. Gourds, Pie Pumpkins, Ornamental White & Orange “Boo” Pumpkins. Very limited slicing & cherry/grape “Snack Basket” tomatoes.For that special pooch in your life, we are introducing “In Season Dog Treats” freshly baked with organic vegetables & ingredients with no preservative chemicals. The featured flavor this week is “Butternut Bow Wow.”   Bring your special friend by for a sample! Rodger & Diane.
And Last of the Season at the Stony Crest Tent, In Response to Customer Requests….
Seckel “Sugar” Pears - Gordon’s Orchard, Osceola, MO (no spray)
Encore Yellow Peaches - Gordon’s Orchard, Osceola, MO (non-organic)
Farm To Market Bread
New this week: Marble Rye Hot Dog Buns!  (The signature bun of The Good You’s wildly popular new “Joel” sandwich) Other bread that can only be purchased 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.
 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 apple butter 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). Also check out the Poppy Seed & Strawberry Breads and yummy cookies.
Schenker Family Farms  
Lamb & Pork from grass-fed, free-range animals.  Theo brings a good selection. 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”.
One More Cup will not be with us this week, but will be back next week.

Free Childrens’ Books!

We welcome  the Kansas City Public Library to the Market Community Booth this week. Sign up for a card, hear about library programs and even pick up a free book for your child (while supplies last).
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 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 21, 2011

Taste the KC (agri)Culture

Milling around in the rain with thousands of sightseers this weekend past the new performing arts semispheres, and 18broadway sustainability education site, taking in the street art of the crossroads and the good company of family, I remembered how wonderful KC can be.  This city has been and continues to be home to innovators in the arts, unique traditions and a spectacular agriculture.  Your time to celebrate this seasons fruits of the latter is dwindling as the daylight hours wane.  Come out this week to appreciate the environs we call home.
We'll have...   

Greens of all Kinds

Sweet Potatoes

Hot Peppers
Sweet Peppers
Green Beans
Yellow and Pattypan Squash
Bread from Local Wheat
Edamame Soybeans
Flower Bouquets
Grass Fed Beef
Free Range Eggs
Sweet  and Savory Home Made Pies
Freshly Roasted Fair Trade Organic Coffee
Kids Crafts
Good Music

 See you this Wednesday, September 21st from 4:30 until 7:30 pm at the intersection of Westport Road and Wyoming Street in KC, MO.

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