Funky Friday Farmers' Market - BADSEED - @ 1909 McGee St - KCMO - 4pm-9pm

Attention Food Revolutionists -

Whew Wee!!  I am beat.  I started my day at 7 am, planted/seeded/weeded until the heat subsided, then harvested like a mad woman until 9:15 at night.  After preparing supper for the boys, it is now 11:35 pm and I am only just beginning the god forsaken "market e-mail".  Heaven help me...I feel like I could literally keel over.  I'm sure breast-feeding an 11 month old baby all day long certainly doesn't contribute to my energy level.  "Drained" takes on a whole new meaning!  

Anyway, enough venting!  LIFE IS HARD...blah, blah, blah.  Who cares!  The good news is, we have more freaking produce than we can freaking get out of the ground!!  That's why I'm out there on a Wednesday night harvesting for a Friday market!  There's just too much stuff to cram into our normal harvest schedule.  New URBAVORE goodies this week will include "baby beets", Gold Ball (buttery) Turnips, and a plethora of tangy & tasty Asian greens.  I could go on and on, but alas, I MUST STOP!!!  I gotta go to bed and do this all over again.  So, in conclusion, GET YOUR (organic loving) BOOTIES DOWN TO THE BADSEED THIS FRIDAY from 4-9 pm.  Experience the "Food Revolution" in the flesh and STUFF YOUR FACE.  See you Friday...or else.

     Okay, this time I'm not messing really is your LAST CHANCE to sign-up for Chris's totally awesome class:

Monday, May 21st, 7-9 pm
As a self-described bread obsessive, Chris Glenn of New Traditionalist Bread thinks that the experience of starting with simple flour and water and creating something beautiful and edible can be magical and super fun. Join Chris as he breaks down the basics of materials, techniques, terminology, and many other resources to send you on your way toward full-fledged “Bread Head” status. Students will also experience hands-on demonstrations of mixing, shaping and baking, and, if all goes well, we will end the class with a lovely loaf to share.
Cost of Class - $30 (including samples and some sourdough “starter” to take home with you!!!)



Have you ever cooked lettuce??  "Sacrilege" you say!  Well, not so fast.  My wonderful "foodie friend" & BADSEED groupie, Emily Akins, was brave enough to try and as a result she has a wonderful recipe to share.  Chomp down on some URBAVORE lettuce heads in the form of Braised Lettuce & Peas.

YUMMY...(not slimy)...YUMMY!


Sexy Veggie of the Week

This week's Runner-Up is the wicked and wild PURPLE PAC CHOY.  What can I say...if Prince were a vegetable, this would be it!  So from now on, I'd better refer to Purple Pac Choy as the vegetable formerly known as Purple Pac Choy.  Alright, enough joking around.  This stuff has some SERIOUS flavor.  It can be stir-fried, steamed, sauteed, or eaten raw while wearing a purple g-string and listening to Purple Rain. I'm just being gross.  Sorry.  Never mind all that.  This stuff is the BOMB (!!) and it is the last week I will be harvesting it.  Get wid' it.  

This week's Grand-Prize-Winner is the eye-catching Easter Egg Radish.  I don't know how to begin describing the sheer beauty of these crisp little "dirt devils".  (Check out the photo!).  These delightful & refreshing radishes come in a stunning variety of colors from plum purple, to cotton candy pink, to deep fuchsia, stark white, and red scarlet.  They are a pleasure to harvest and I get such a kick out of piling them high on the market table.  Look for the glowing mountain of color this Friday.  You cannot miss em'!!!

Pictures are attached.  You know the drill - print them out, blow them up, and plaster them all over the men's room!!




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.
*SEX IN A BOWL - Gourmet Salad Mix
*SPINACH (the last of it!)
*Purple Pac Choi!!!!
*Giant JAPANESE RED MUSTARDS & Osaka Purple Mustards
*HEIRLOOM LETTUCE HEADS (Buttercrunch, Red Sails, Red Romaine, Pirat)
*RADISHES in French Breakfast, Easter Egg, and Cherry Belle
*Gold Ball Buttery Cooking Turnips

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 2012 - RUSTIC BREAD straight from Lew’s hand-built wood-fired oven.  YUM!
        OFFERINGS From The Lips of Lew:

"okay now kale heads, i guess four types wasn't impressive enough for you to wipe me out last week, so this week ,i'm upping the mess to five.  there's winterbor, ripbor, blue scotch, white russian and of course, red russian.  come and get it!
the swiss chard is still looking fabulous, a new patch of arugula will be harvested , mesclun mix is again on the table as well as another round of kale salad mix.  fennel fiends can relax a bit because i'll have a small offering as well as some beautiful pink or purple zinnias
fresh cut from the herb plot will be italian flat leaf parsley, bunches of thyme and small bunches of celery tasting lovage.
not to forget the yumminess of real wood fired oven baked sourdough crunchy bread.  you kinda have to be early for it.
see you friday."

JJ Farms

John & Judy Kaiahua
8531 E. 81st Terrace, Raytown, MO 64138
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!
*Red & Green Lettuce Heads

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: *FRESH HERBS: cilantro, Russian & French tarragon, French sorrel, lemon balm, young horseradish leaves, rosemary, spearmint, peppermint, catnip, chives, thyme *New Zealand Spinach *Corn Salad *Heirloom Micro Greens!! *French Breakfast Radishes *Green Onions *Chard *Kale *Flower Seeds *Herbal Teas *Herbal Soaps *Healing Salves *Herbal Tinctures *Free-Range Eggs
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."
*Ground Beef & Patties, and many gourmet 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!!

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."
*Grass-Fed Lamb
*Artisan Sheep's Milk Cheese in aged and fresh varieties including:
Dirt Lover, Woolly Rind and Wee Woollys, and *maybe* a few Bossa ... and all flavors of fresh sheep's milk cheeses (Plain, Rosemary, Garlic & Peppercorn, Lovage, Nettle and Spicy Chilis)

New Traditionalist - Artisan Bread

Chris & Cara
Kansas City, MO
Hand-made small batch breads made from local organic ingredients and natural Kansas City Sourdough, what could be finer? Chris and Cara bring you classic european loaves and variations based on what's new and what's fresh. We can't wait to share with you.
*Sunflower 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.
*Original Mix
*Cafe Blend
*Chai Spice
*Peanut Butter Banana
*Mocha Hazelnut

Soda Vie & Manos Chocolates

Zachary Manos
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."
*Kombucha (all flavors)
*Micro-Brewed, All-Natural SODA!!
*RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATES FROM MANOS (dark chocolate & not-quite-white!)

Mission, KS

**new SCRUB BAR soap made with ODDLY CORRECT coffee!!

Other goodies include:

Certified Organic Flour from Heartland Mill
The new shipment has arrived and we have a full assortment of artisan flours locally grown and milled.  A bakers dream....

LIVE  NUDE  VEGETABLES!! and other organic delights...

Yours Truly,
-farmer and mistress of the BADSEED