BADSEED Funky Friday Farmers' Market - KCMO @ 4-8pm @ 19th & McGee - 20120106


Precious Eaters -

Happy New Year!!!


I hope your New Year's Resolution was to EAT MORE (local/organic) VEGETABLES cuz we've got em' this Friday at the BADSEED *Winter* Farmers' Market from 4-9 PM.  Heck yeah!!!

C'mon...I know veggies aren't as exciting as...hmmm...let's see...chocolate...or C0CAINE...BUT it's freakin' JANUARY!!!...so this is pretty darn special.




 I don't know any other "hot spot" in the city where you can get your teeth on homegrown organic beets, carrots, turnips, sweet potatoes, mean greens, and other (devastatingly tasty) earthly delights!  REAL FOOD is the name of the game so come on down and celebrate "first" Friday with your gregarious gang of BADSEED Farmers.  As always, our house band, Checkered Past, will be there to serenade you as you shop.  

See you Friday!

(...I had to make this one short and sweet cuz Percy is SCREAMING for my attention!!!)
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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:
*FREE-RANGE EGGS
*Locally-grown, locally-milled Artisan Flour (www.heartlandmill.com)

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!
OFFERINGS:
From the lips of Lew -
"i'm laying up at the garden this friday trying to get some things smoothed out after my blitz of bread ed. 101.  if you're just jonesing for a bite of the earthen oven crust you can call - 816 842 4432 or email your plight and then come to the breadstead.  all the bread csa folks can make their pickup wednesday, thursday, or friday morning..  the address is 921 B W. 17th, just two blocks west of bluebird bistro. come to the brick courtyard and beat on the third door in."

Gibbs Rd. Community Farm of Cultivate KC
Alicia Ellingsworth, Farm Manager
Kansas City, KS
Cultivate KC promotes small-scale, community-based, entrepreneurial farming in the KC metro area.  Their 2 acre training farm produces some of the tastiest certified organic veggies on the market.  Catch them every week during the regular growing season at the Brookside Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings.    

OFFERINGS:
*Beets
*Carrots
*Turnips
*Salad Mix
*Funky Fresh Saute Mix
*Herbs
*Sun Chokes
*Spinach

Avery's Produce of Hoyland Farm
Avery Lominska
North of Lawrence
Street-musician turned farmer, Avery Lominska, will be carrying on his father's legacy with an UNBELIEVABLE selection of homegrown goodness.  
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!  Take a bite out of a strong family tradition this Friday!!
  

OFFERINGS:
*Shitake Mushrooms
*Sweet Potatoes
*Spinach
*Lettuce
*Kale
*Bok Choy & Tot Soi
*Arugula
*Cilantro
*Turnips
*Radishes
*Daikons
*Potatoes
*Garlic
*Swiss Chard
*Mustard Greens
*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

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:
**HOLIDAY HAMS, BEEF RIB ROASTS, LEG OF LAMB
*FREE-RANGE EGGS
*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 !!

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:
*Whole Wheat Loaves
*Country 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
Lexie Johnson
Suburban Kansas City
Small-scale producer of high-quality, high-character natural foods. Our gourmet granola is handcrafted in small-batches with 100% natural ingredients including organic Kansas oats and local wildflower honey. Peace. Love. Granola.
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



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

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