Funky First Friday Farmers' Market ~ BADSEED - Kansas City, Mo - EVERY FRIDAY 4pm-8pm WINTER HOURS - 20111216

Come see me!
Dearest Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores Alike -

GOOD NEWS!!  Whatever your poison - WE'VE GOT IT this Friday at the BADSEED *Winter* Farmers' Market  from 4-8 PM.  The local-organic "smorgasbord" will be overflowing with grass-fed meats, cheeses, AND VEGGIES!!!...yes (unlike last week) we will have loads of GREEN STUFF.  Vegetarians and vegans can come out of hiding now!  We've got you covered. 

I'll be angry if you don't ...
Last week I was VERY frustrated.  At the last minute, my few remaining veggie vendors pulled out due to frozen crops and my "egg lady" had car problems.  As a result, the market was a little thin.  I felt like I wasn't living up to my title as Winter Market Manager Extraordinaire.  However, this week is looking A LOT better.  We have a new farmer in the mix who will be bringing LOADS of veg including sweet potatoes, butternut squash, endless greens, and nappa cabbage.  Check out our *New Vendor Alert* for more info.  We will also have some other "newbies" this Friday along with our usual gang of gregarious growers...(all with mouthwatering morsels to boot!!).  Stay out of the soulless supermarket, and let your local farmers FEED YOU instead.  We are up for the challenge
(even in December!!).


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SAVE THE DATE and help me SPREAD THE WORD!!!

BADSEED "Happy Holiday" Farmers' Market

Friday, December 23rd, 4-8 PM

Local Organic Delights for your Winter Feast!!

COME PARTY WITH YOUR FAVORITE FARMERS at our Holiday Market Fiesta!!  "Holiday Cheer" will include (on the house) Irish Whiskey and Shatto whipped cream so you can spike your Oddly Correct coffee and get a bit tipsy while you shop!!  That's not all - We will have our annual FARM BASKET RAFFLE promptly at 6 PM.  The winner receives a fabulous Farm Basket full of goodies from ALL our vendors including meats, cheese, eggs, organic produce, rustic bread, baked goods, and more.  It's our way of saying THANK YOU for your dedicated patronage!  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS & TELL THE WORLD!



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IN THE R-@-W

OOOH BOY!  I feel like Santa Claus with this little announcement:

BADSEED is now a proud pick-up location for wholesome R-@-W M-!-L-K from GRASS-FED Jersey Cows - Un-pasteurized, non-homongenized, local, farm-fresh, CREAM-TOP, good ol' fashioned PURE M-!-L-K!!!!!!  

YAY!  You don't know how long I have been waiting for a convenient, totally righteous, R-@-W m-!-l-k supplier.  I get endless requests for this stuff by customers, and I desperately want it for my own family as well.  Thanks to Be Whole Again Family Farm in Excelsior Springs, MO our "dairy dreams" have been answered.  This beautiful (growing) family went out on a limb and sold their conventional business to delve head-first into sustainable dairy farming.  It is truly touching what some folks will do in the name of REAL FOOD!  It aint an easy business and they are working their butts off to get things off the ground.  That being said, they sure are doing something right cuz I got a gallon last week and it is simply DIVINE.  (I skim the cream off the top for my coffee every morning).  Anyway, here's the scoop:

PRE-ORDERED and PRE-PAID M-!-l-k delivered to BADSEED every Friday, 4-6 PM.  
(Rachel, "the dairy queen", will be located out front in her car)

*Other delivery locations listed on the website.

$8/gal advance cash payment or $8.55 paid on-line
$5 deposit per glass gallon jar or bring your own container

To Order - Call 801-400-2298 or e-mail Rachel (a) BeWholeAgain .com

To learn more about their sustainable farming practices and "Pay What You Can" philosophy please visit http://www.BeWholeAgain.com



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New Vendor Alert:

For your local-organic VEGGIE FIX please welcome Holyland Farms just north of Lawrence, KS.  Street-musician turned farmer, Avery Lominska, will be carrying on his father's legacy with an UNBELIEVABLE selection of homegrown goodness including:
Sweet Potatoes
Butternut Squash
Spinach
Lettuce
Kale
Bok Choy & Tot Soi
Arugula
Cilantro
Turnips
Radishes
Daikons
Potatoes
Garlic
Swiss Chard
Mustard Greens
Nappa Cabbage
Avery's father, Bob Lominska, is a regular "rockstar" in the organic growing scene.  He's been plowing the way for over 30 years.  He's an encyclopedia of (dirt-filled) knowledge and an inspiration to his son who has boldly followed in his footsteps.  At 31 years old, Avery has been a full-time farmer for 7 years!  To learn more about these two "dirt devils", check out this charming little article:
Take a bite out of a strong family tradition this Friday!!  
*(If we don't show Holyland some love, they won't be back.....this is a TEST RUN!!!)


As if veggies weren't enough, Deb Borel from YUM TUM is back to spread the love with her glorious jams & jellies.  Deb is not really a "newbie", but she's back for the first time this season!  We sure have missed her!!  For those of you who haven't experienced the love: Yum Tum offers gourmet delights lovingly gathered, prepared and preserved for ongoing enjoyment. They specialize in old-fashioned herbal jellies and jams using no commercial pectin and made in small batches with fruit gathered from friendly backyards, farms and orchards of Missouri.  Offerings this week will include herbal jellies, apple butter, amber marmalade (made with grapefruit, lemon and oranges), hand rolled pasta, as well as funky crafts & jewelry (made from recycled materials) from Deb's daughter, Claire.  
**Great holiday gifts!!


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THIS WEEK'S ORGANIC OFFERINGS -


URBAVORE Urban Farm
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.
OFFERINGS:
*WILD PERSIMMONS (so freakin' good...)
*FREE-RANGE EGGS




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  lettuces, spicy mustards, arugula, 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!
                        
             
LEW is still doing test runs with his bread.  He might be at market this Friday....don't know yet!  Sorry!!



JJ Farms
John & Judy Kaiahua
8531 E. 81st Terrace, Raytown, MO 64138
816-356-3938
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 apples, peaches, 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!
OFFERINGS:
*I don't know exactly what John and Micki will bring BUT I do know they were out picking in the mud today.  We'll have to see what they come up with!!  Expect greens and possibly nappa cabbage.




Western Hills Produce
Alice & Marvin Huenefeld
Wellington, MO

816-934-2549

Alice is famous for her utterly delicious baked goods made from homegrown, hand-milled whole wheat flour.  Her tasty breads, cakes, cookies, and muffins are complimented by an assortment of jams, jellies, pickles, and relishes all made from ingredients sustainably grown on the farm.  Marvin adds his own touch with one of a kind wood-turned items handcrafted with the utmost care and creativity.  Products can be found during the regular growing season at the Westport Farmers' Market.  
OFFERINGS:
*Farm Fresh Brown Eggs
*Wholesome Baked Breads
*Sweet Treats
*Canned Goods
*Wood-turned items by Marvin
*HOLIDAY GIFT BASKETS



Parker Farms All-Natural Meats
Tom & Paula Parker
Richmond, MO
"We produce all-natural gourmet beef, lamb, pork, poultry, 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."
OFFERINGS:
*Grass-fed BEEF in ground and assorted cuts
*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 !!!!
*Tea Towels, Hand-made Teas, Candles, and Gourd Bird Houses from the lovely Parker Girls!!
* HOT PEPPER JELLY !!!




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



Wells Family Farm
Kim & Steve Wells
King City, MO
Our Grass Fed Operation has proven time and again that quality, taste, and tenderness take a dedicated plan.  Not only the processing aging, but the types of feed our animals consume are of vital importance.  We inter seed our pastures and hay fields with additional varieties of grasses and legumes each year.  We also learn from our neighbors and contacts of many new veggies that are wonderful forage. learning all we can to create a superior product.
OFFERINGS:
*Certified Organic Grass-fed Beef



Rocky Creek Valley Farms
Elizabeth & Gary
Rayville, MO
 Lizzy is an herbalist turned farmer who cultivates glorious acreage north of Richmond, MO.  Lizzy's diversified farmstead includes organic vegetable & herb production, free-range laying hens, and dairy goats.  Lizzy also offers classes in sustainable gardening and herbalism.  Check out her website to learn more!!
OFFERINGS:
*Herbal Teas
*Healing Salves
*Herbal Tinctures
*Free-Range Eggs


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!    
OFFERINGS:
*Country Loaves
*Whole Wheat Loaves
*Fig Loaves
*Rye 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.
OFFERINGS:
*Raw Honey
*Bees Wax Candles
**DISCLAIMER - We haven't seen Les in weeks!!  Where is that guy??  I cannot get a hold of him.  Cross your fingers that he shows up this Friday!!!


Hippie Chow Granola
Valerie Jennings
Suburban Kansas City
  • Our gourmet granola is made with all natural ingredients.  You won't find any artificial flavors or preservatives in our food, thank you.
  • Each batch is handmade to ensure premium quality and freshness.  It's a lot of work but we think our customers are worth it.
  • Hippie Chow is an independent, local company based in suburban Kansas City.  We are committed to outstanding corporate citizenship in the communities in which we live and work.

OFFERINGS:
*Original Mix
*Cafe Blend
*Chai Spice
*Peanut Butter Banana
*Mocha Hazelnut


Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters
Kansas City, Missouri
"Serving the nano coffee needs of the believers in a nano consumer lifestyle"
OFFERINGS:
*Micro-Roasted Coffee by the bag and by the cup

Nutressant
John & Sandy
Mission, KS
John & Sandy's hand-crafted, organic body products are petroleum and chemical free and will not pollute the planet or irritate your skin!  Furthermore, they are luxurious and fragrant and oooh soooo wonderful.  They have the mother-load of offerings including tooth paste, dish soap, and detergent!!!...(not to mention your more typical health and beauty products).  Lather up and feel good!!!
OFFERINGS:
*Bar Soaps, Body Scrubs, Facial Sprays, & a whole lot more!!!



Other goodies include:

Certified Organic Flour from Heartland Mill





Remember:



LIVE  NUDE  VEGETABLES!! and other organic delights...
EVERY FRIDAY AT BADSEED

Eat Local for the Holidays!!




FRIDAYS AT BADSEED

Yours Truly,
Brooke
-farmer and MILK mistress of the BADSEED



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