LAST CHANCE at BADSEED until May - 1909 McGee St (KCMO - Crossroads) 4pm-8pm ORGANIC FARMERS' MARKET



Dearest Food Revolutionists -

This Friday is the LAST *Winter* Farmers' Market for the season!!  So come on down to the BADSEED and show your favorite farmers some LOVE.  While you're busy lovin' on us, get your hands on some local organic delights.  This week's offerings include 100% grass-fed meats (poultry, beef, pork, & lamb), RAW HONEY!!, black walnuts, free-range EGGS, hand-crafted breads, micro-brewed coffee & soda, raw vegan chocolates, local tofu, mean greens, gourmet mushrooms, local flour, herbal teas & remedies, as well as luscious organic body products & household cleaners.  Wow!!  What a freakin' smorgasbord!!!

Since this is my last e-mail for a little while, I really need to cram a bunch of information in!  So get yourselves all comfy...grab a cup of tea...(or a shot of whiskey)...and let's TALK SHOP -

As you know, the BADSEED Funky Friday Night Farmers' Market will re-open for the regular season on Friday, May 4th.  Until then you can get various products from some of our farmers when they do deliveries in town.  If you are seeking EGGS & MEAT, please Talk to Paula Parker of Parker Farms this Friday or contact her via e-mail/phone.  For handcrafted breads from local/organic flour - talk to Chris of New Traditionalist (his loaves can be found at Nature's Own health food store) & Lew of Herb N' Gardener.  As for the flour itself, I have a few bags of "All-Purpose" & a few bags of "Whole Wheat Pastry" on the shelves.  Grab em' this Friday!!!  For produce...hmmmm...go COLD TURKEY and hit us HARD in May!!!...or come see us at the KC Food Circle "Eat Local" Expos in late March & early April.  For ORGANIC GARDEN TRANSPLANTS - Mark Your Calendar :

BADSEED Pre-Farmers' Market Transplant Sale, Friday, April 20th, 4-9 PM (heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, herbs, flowers, and more...)

What else...oh yeah...SPACE RENTAL!!  In case you didn't know - BADSEED is funded by Farmer Brooke & Farmer Dan - OUT OF POCKET...meaning, we bust our asses growing food and hope to generate enough income to keep the market going!!  It's tough!!!  I am trying to be a better business woman and find alternative avenues for revenue...SO...IF you are looking to host a GREEN EVENT please consider BADSEED for your shindig.  In the past we have hosted everything from heavy metal shows, local food dinners, eco fundraisers, private events, raw foods "cooking" classes, yoga classes, film nights, etc.  Our only criteria is that it be for the betterment of your body/mind/spirit and, of course, no blow to Mother Earth!  Our rates our good.  Contact "yours truly" for details!!!

Last but not least  - CLASSES!!!!  Since 2008, BADSEED has been teaching others to live off the grid in the grid through a series of “Urban Homesteading” courses focused on agrarian, traditional skills for self-sufficiency and personal fulfillment.  With the new baby & new farm, I took last year off and didn't offer many courses.  However, this year I am back with a vengeance.  I have a totally WICKED course line-up in the works.  Offerings include:

*Seasonal Canning & Preserving Workshops
*How To Raise Backyard Chickens
*The Secrets of "No-Till" Gardening
*Vermicomposting
*Sourdough Bread Baking 101
*Beer Brewing 101
*Basic Goat CHEESE MAKING
*Pies 101
*Monthly Herbal Medicine Workshops
...and MORE!!!

For a full list of offerings & registration info, please check out our website (dates & details are still in the works for some of our classes):
http://www.badseedkc.com/farm/classes-events/

Our classes run from Spring to late Fall & the first one will sneak up pretty fast.  Check it out:


Organic Transplants: How To Start Your Own!
Sunday, March 25th, 3-5:30 pm
BADSEED, 1909 McGee, KCMO 64108
Join BADSEED Farmers, Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer, and get down and dirty (literally) as we mix up homemade potting soil and plant some seeds for your magnificent (soon to be) organic garden.
Students will learn:
*How to make their own organic potting soil
*How and When to seed specific crops indoors, and when to plant them outside
*Where to obtain ingredients and supplies at the best price
Students will go home with their own seeded tray of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and herbs.  As well as an informational packet including seeding schedules and local resources.
Cost of Class: $25

Okay...I think that is all I've got (with the exception of the "post" below).  I cannot believe I managed to get through all that typing.  I was gonna give you one of my "riveting" farm up-dates but I don't have it in me.  I literally have not slept a wink for several weeks now.  Percy is still teething like a maniac and yet not a single tooth has popped!!!  Heaven help me.  Somehow, your utterly exhausted & ever dedicated "Farmer turned Mommy" will get through the chaos of child rearing AND spring planting.  I may very well drop dead before our May opening so you'd better hug me "goodbye" this Friday!!  See you then!!!!



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AWESOME (SERIOUS) GARDENING OPPORTUNITY:


My Name is Dierk Van Keppel. I own 5 acres of bottom and timberland along Turkey Creek at 6801 Farley Merriam , KS 66203. My phone # is 913-262-1763. My email is info@rockcottageglassworks.com. I have a plow, disc, tiller and water supply. I also have compost from wood chips. I am interested in finding a sharecrop gardener to plant, grow and harvest food crops, herbs, flowers and mushrooms, and maintain the garden. I would provide the investment in seed, starts and fungus culture and expect a share of the produce and a properly maintained garden.

Dierk Van Keppel

Rock Cottage Glassworks,Inc.
6801 Farley
Merriam, Ks 66203
913-262-1763
info@RockCottageGlassworks.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
From The Lips of Lew:
"this being the last market of the season, you'd think i'd have a tighter clue on what the hell i'm doing and why.  you'd think so, but it's not to be.  like the rest of the growers in the area, i'm busy getting transplants grown for my use and for sale to you guys.  now, with this insane weather, it's possible i'll get some thing in the ground a couple weeks early.  that's cool, except i still have to bake bread, remake garden beds, amend the soil and locate some more help. I'm still looking for one more part-time apprentice and one more weekly volunteer.
sourdough bread will be available at my place during the two months of transition - i wouldn't call it a break.
don't forget to occupy a garden!"

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:
*Free-Range Eggs
*OYSTER Mushrooms from Wakarusa Farms
*Organic Tofu From Central Soyfoods
*Gourmet Salad Mix
*Spinach
*Bok Choy & Tot Soi
*Daikons
*Black Spanish Radishes
*Swiss Chard
*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:
*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

Small Potatoes Farm
John Wilhelm
Grandview, MO
OFFERINGS:
*BLACK WALNUTS!!!!!!


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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