BADSEED Funky WINTER Friday Farmers' Market - KCMO @ 4-8pm @ 19th & McGee - 20120217


Dearest Die-Hard LOCAL FOODIES -

Can you believe there are only TWO Winter Markets left for the season??  No joke!  The ultra fabulous BADSEED Farmers' Market is closed in March and April for spring planting.  We re-open with a big fat BANG in May.  That means you'd better LOAD UP on local-organic goodness these next two Fridays.  Some items are perishable, but many are not.  Farm fresh eggs (which we have a vast abundance of right now!!) will store for quite a long time in your fridge.  Grass-fed meats available from both Parker Farms & Wells Family Farms are already frozen so the sky's the limit!  Canned goods, coffee, herbal teas, granola, and luscious organic body products are just a few other offerings you can stock up on and enjoy through the off months.  Even Chris's or Lew's rustic baked breads can be frozen, as well as garden fresh greens.  Don't worry...May is right around the corner!  By the time you've eaten through your stocked-up goodies and you're about to gnaw off your (local organic) arm, we BADSEED Farmers will be bursting at the seams with fresh spring flavor.  Remember - we live to feed, so you'd better EAT.  See you Friday.
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Speaking of spring planting and preparations for the up-coming season, now is the time to FIND A FARMER!!!  Say what?  We'll, you've got many healthcare providers, right?  You've got a doctor, a dentist, a chiropractor, a massage therapist, a personal trainer, so on and so forth.  Yet FOOD is our daily medicine and you mean to tell me you don't have a FARMER!!!  Get one this Saturday!  Check it out:
The Kansas City Community Supported Agriculture Coalition presents -
Who's Your Farmer?
2012 CSA Open House
The next step to a healthier you.
Saturday, February 18th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
AT BADSEED!!
1909 McGee*KCMO*64108
**Sign-up for our raffle prize  - $50 towards your CSA share!!!

To learn more please visit http://kc-csac.org


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Up-coming Workshop at BADSEED:
BEYOND BEANS
Traditional Methods of Soaking & Sprouting Gluten-Free Grains
*Taught by our "house herbalist" - Amy Lynn Bousman of Sub Rosa Sanctuary
Saturday, February 25th from 1-3 PM
Maximize nutrient absorption while minimizing and eliminating nutrient depletion. Walking through the simple steps for soaking (in a water mixture with whey, yogurt, or lemon juice) & sprouting will empower you to confidently carry on this healing tradition in the comfort of your own home.
Learn the essentials for soaking & sprouting grains such as BEANS, QUINOA, CORNMEAL, OATS, RICE, NUTS & MORE! Choosing to NOT soak your grains can cause a slew of nutrient-deficient illnesses now & down the road. Demo class will go through a variety of techniques & includes an in-depth handout covering soaking/sprouting details, nutrient facts & several delicious soaked+sprouted grain recipes.
COST: $30/person
Call/email Amy ASAP for more info or to register:
amy (a) subrosasanctuary . com
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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:
"OCCUPY A GARDEN - and take lots of my hearth baked sourdough breads with you!!!"
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:
*OYSTER Mushrooms from Wakarusa Farms
*Organic Tofu From Central Soyfoods
*Gourmet Salad Mix
*Spinach
*Bok Choy & Tot Soi
*Daikons
*Black Spanish Radishes
*Swiss Chard
*Mustard Greens
*Nappa Cabbage
*FREE-RANGE EGGS
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:
*Grass-fed Beef in various cuts
*All-Natural Pork products
*Grass-fed Lamb
*Pastured CHICKENS!!!
*FREE-RANGE EGGS
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.  
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
*Rustic White Loaves
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
Soda Vie
Benjamin Topel & 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."
OFFERINGS:
*Kombucha
*Micro-Brewed, All-Natural SODA!!
THIS IS THE BEST STUFF ON EARTH!!!!
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:
Body Scrubs, Bar Soaps, Facial Sprays, Detergent, Toothpaste, Deodorant, and a whole lot more!!


Other organic products 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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