blue bird bistro - Farmers' Table - know your growers on Saturday, March 31, 2012 (after the Expo)

...maybe you missed their St. Patrick's Day specials (I did)... if so, here's another March Moment from blue bird bistro:

farmers' table

"Thus, food is a product both natural and cultural,
and good cooking must be said to begin with good farming."  
- Wendell Berry;
excerpted from 
"A Nation Rich in Natural Resources."
Home Economics

Saturday, March 31, 2012

farmers' table Saturday, March 31, 2012

 start with an aperitif and hors d'oeuvres as you mingle and visit with
Fred and Helen from Nature's Choice Biodynamic Farm and
Jeff from New Grass Bison

be seated for five courses of all local culinary delight
special seating at 7:45pm for anyone wanting to dine with the farmers

pan fried Boulevard Brewery beer battered
Nature's Choice Biodynamic Farm Jerusalem artichokes
Campo Lindo Farm chicken balls herbed with blue bird bistro garden fresh herbs over CalAnn Farm basil pesto pasta

Beau Solias Farm oyster mushroom cocktail

New Grass Bison tenderloin prepared Wellington style with
Campo Lindo Farm chicken liver pate served with
Nature's Choice Farm mashed Jerusalem artichoke and
blue bird bistro garden sage
finish with Thane Palmberg Farm heirloom fingerling sweet potato and winter spinach cake


Wednesday night table  'a communal dining experience' 
every Wednesday at 7:30pm 
reservations are not necessary as long as space is available

WALDO FARMERS' MARKET -* INDOORS *- at the Habitat Restore (Waldo) - 303 W 79th @ Wornall Rd, KCMO

March 21st, 2-6pm Indoor Market 

Featuring Local, Organic & 
Sustainably Produced Food & Products

Inside Habitat ReStore 303 W 79th (just east of 79th & Wornall, KCMO)

Don’t let the forecast of showers keep you from savoring the food and refreshment that Spring and our vendors have to offer!

Door Prizes at 3pm, 4pm & 5pm

Benedict Builders Farm
Farm Fresh Eggs   Guernsey Cheese   Pastured Pork & Beef   Sprouts

Farm To Market Bread
Think salad with a slice of Trail Mix Bread and you are thinking Spring!!! Also other market-only breads: Roasted Garlic. Sun Dried Tomato. Pumpernickel. Raisin Walnut. Semolina. Kalamata Olive. Sourdough Bowls. Pretzel Rolls. Brioche Buns. Egg Buns. Don’t forget to purchase a classy FTM tote. You won’t want to be the only one without a tote at the market this summer!
Stony Crest Urban Farm  

Spring Mix Leaf, Bibb, Romaine, Grandpa Admire’s & Other Specialty Lettuces   Swiss Chard   Spinach   Several Varieties of Radishes  Red Beet Greens  Green Onions  Even’ Star Smooth & Red Russian Kale
Cut & Potted Forsythia Bushes   Salad Bowls
Seasonal, Vegetable and Organic Gardening &Cookbooks


Full line of organic body products.  New for spring is a Salt Scrub perfect for feet and legs, a 4 ounce bottle of sunscreen with coconut oil and Lemongrass essential oil and a Bar Soap made with coffee from ODDLY CORRECT.  This Scrub Bar is high in antioxidants.   John & Sandy are excited to see everyone!

Red Ridge Farms
Spinach   Lettuce   Arugula  Kale   Chard   Green Onions   Microgreens  Sweet Potatoes  Baby Cabbage  Arugula   Baby Beets   Baby Turnips   Baby Carrots   Radishes   Salad Mix   Microgreens   Pea Shoots  Early Transplants: lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, arugula, nasturtiums 

Schenker Family Farms
Pastured Beef, Pork, Lamb & Chicken raised on a Certified Naturally Grown Farm. No chemical pesticides or herbicides used and routine use of antibiotics, steroids and growth hormones is prohibited.


Waldo Wednesday Special at the Farmer’s Market

The Waldo Farmer's Market has gone indoors for the WINTER at the Habitat ReStore 333 W. 79th, KCMO (one block east of 79th and Wornall - SEE MAP BELOW)  on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, through April.  
The indoor market dates coincide with the 
Waldo Business Association's "Waldo Wednesdays" 
when they promote business specials and special events, 
like the Market.


January - April markets will be open
MONTHLY, 2:00pm - 6:30pm
at 303 W 79th St, KCMO 
map it at

We are looking for vegetable and honey vendors in particular. Vegetable and Meat producers must
  • Be members of and grow according to the guidelines
    of the Kansas City Food Circle
    (SEE:, or
  • provide documentation that they are in transition to being USDA certified, or
  • be already USDA certified, or
  • be Certified Naturally Grown
  • Other growing conditions may be considered under limited circumstances.

Each space is approximately 8'-10' wide and about 5 feet deep - essentially room for one table and some storage. The vending fee is very reasonable. Determination of your participation month-by-month, based on available produce is ok, however a consistent presence builds better customer support.

Contact me to reserve your space or to ask questions:

Historic Market information can be found at and on Facebook at


Diane Hershberger
Manager, Waldo Farmer's Market and
Stony Crest Urban Farm

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