FOOD NOW - August 25th, 2012


blue bird bistro is happy to support foodNow 2012  
an evening where
LOCAL FARMERS and LOCAL CHEFS
COME TOGETHER
SPANNING THE BRIDGE
TO RAISE AWARNESS FOR LOCAL, HEALTHIER EATING
  2012
reserve a seat foodNow.org 
  for a 3 course dinner on the 12th Street Bridge 
        SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012

Proceeds from the gala go to 501(c)(3) not-for-profits working for local, healthier eating. This year's beneficiaries are
   
The Food Conservancy, working with vulnerable communities in bringing good earth, good food and good life by providing assistance in growing and selling local produce.

Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition, a coalition of individuals, organizations, businesses, and government representatives committed to ensuring that there is a healthy, sustainable, and affordable food system for Greater Kansas City.

Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City, matching chefs and farmers to fulfill dreams of critically and chronically ill children with local family farm fun adventures and satisfying their food desires with local, healthier food.



FARMERS' MARKET ~ Westport Plaza ~ WEDNESDAYS (KCMO) at Westport & Wyoming



The inspiring growers who bring their handiwork to the market each week have been toiling in the heat to share with you their miracle produce out of the 105+ degree air.  They have been mulching and weeding and watering and picking the best local produce they can because they care about your health.  You can feel the love and sweet life in every bite.  Taste what the local earth has to offer this week...




EGGPLANT
TOMATOES
ONIONS
CUCUMBERS
HOT PEPPERS
SWEET PEPPERS
CARROTS
BEETS
BEANS
GREENS
BASIL
ZUCCHINI
SUMMER SQUASH
LOCALLY MADE CHOCOLATES
FREE RANGE EGGS
FRESH WHEAT and SOURDOUGH BREAD
JELLIES and JAMS
COOKIES, BROWNIES, FRIENDSHIP BREADS and CINNAMON ROLLS
  LIVE MUSIC

and much more...

Join the neighborhood fresh food party this and every
Wednesday from 4:30 until 7:30 pm
at the intersection of Westport Road and Wyoming Street in KC, MO.
  
    
www.farmersmarketkc.org
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Customers can use their EBT (food stamp) cards from Missouri or Kansas and get twice the produce for the price.  Check it out!




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WALDO WEDNESDAY FARMERS' MARKET ~ Sweet Corn! Peaches! Home Grown Tomatoes! Misting Tent to Keep Cool!



Quick notes about what you will find at the market. 
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July 25th
Market Highlights

Hosted by 

303 W 79th  KCMO


We'll have a Cooling Tent with a Misting Fan to make you as comfortable as possible while you shop this week!

Don't forget to enter your homegrown zucchini in the Largest Zucchini Contest for a chance to win gift certificates to market vendors!
(details below)


 

One More Cup
Stacy Neff

We are sad to share that this will be Stacy's last week at the market due to staffing changes & responsibilites at her shop. The good news is that she will never be far away - 7408 Wornall - when you need a coffee fix. In the OMC booth this week (& in the shop later) you can find:
Fair Trade Organic House Blend 6 oz & 12 oz (whole bean & ground)
Roasted by The Roasterie
Sumatra Lington Popa Damos 12 oz (whole bean)
Roasted by Benetti's Coffee
Maple Pecan Granola 10 oz bags



Benedict Builders Farm
Calvin & Laura Benedict & Daughters

Sweet Corn (Good supply this week!) Cherry Tomatoes  Fresh & Dried Herbal Bouquets  Onions  Potatoes  Pastured Pork & Beef   Sprouts   Garlic  Guernsey Cheese   Eggs  Maple Syrup   Sorghum  Cut Flowers

NUTRESSANT 
John & Sandy Francis      

SPECIAL THIS WEEK.........Spend $20 & get a FREE  Foot Cream, chose from Peppermint or Lemongrass scents.....so soothing & healing, made with local beeswax & Babassu oil. Also, we have fresh batches of Skin Repair, Body Butter with Lavender essential oil & Lip Balm with Argan oil & Lime essential oil.



Tillman Honey Farm
Don Tillman

 Pure honey collected from Don's 46 hives located around Harrisonville & Peculiar.



Stony Crest Urban Farm  
Rodger Kube & Diane Hershberger
Beautiful Heirloom & Red SlicingTomatoes   Cherry & Plum Tomato "Snack Baskets" (Wickline, Black Plum & Ghost tomatoes in picture) Patty Pan & Yellow Summer Squash   Zucchini   Red & Yellow Candy Sweet Onions    Kohlrabi    Eggplant   Italian & Elephant Garlic  

Red Haven
Peaches from Gordon's Orchard in Osceola, MO (not organically grown)

 

Barham Cattle Company
& Family Farm

Kenny Barham

  Pastured, Antibiotic & Hormone-Free Beef, Chicken & Pork  Summer sausage, sweet bologna & beef sticks are great eating when it's too hot to cook!


 New Roots for Refugees
Farmer San Win

 Stop by San's booth to see what she has freshly harvested for you! 


K. Kringle & Co
Kevin Edward

From scratch with the high quality ingredients - Specialty Loaf Breads,  Focaccias, Dinner Rolls, Swedish Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies & Gluten Free Baked Goods. No baked goods from bulk store mixes from Santa Kevin!
  

Farm To Market Bread
Anne Cave

Croissants!!!
Ciabatta, Pretzel & Multi-Grain Rolls    Sourdough Bowls  Brioche Buns   Egg Buns   Market-Only Breads: Roasted Garlic   Sun Dried Tomato   Pumpernickel   Raisin Walnut   Semolina   Kalamata Olive  



 Bear Creek Farms
Jeanna & Makayla

Tomatoes  Tomatoes & More Tomatoes!  Cabbage   Kohlrabi   Beets   Garlic   Onions   Kale   Chard   Potatoes  Cucumbers  Peppers  Jalapenos & lots more. Herb Transplants & Herb Books



Gillis Growth Grove
An Urban Farming Project by Gillis Center Students
Theo Bunch, Coordinator


To be on the safe side during this period of extreme heat, the Gillis Center has restricted the outdoor activities of its students. We look forward to their return to the market as soon as the heat breaks!



 Smokin' Fresh Streetside BBQ
Doug & Paula Sayles

Doug & Paula are keeping a prior commitment to feed some other lucky people this week . They will be back at the market next week - yeah!

For market updates and news follow us on   https://www.facebook.com/waldofarmersmarket
Largest Zucchini Contest 
Bring your super-sized zucchini to the market this week by 6:30 pm. The person who has grown the heaviest  zucchini will win four $5 gift certificates from Waldo Market vendors. Now that's worth coming out in the heat for! 

BEST TASTING HOME GROWN TOMATO CONTEST
Want to be famous? Enter the August 15th BEST TASTING HOME GROWN TOMATO CONTEST at the Waldo Farmer's Market. Entries must be brought to the market by 3 pm. One entry per person. Entrant must be the person who has grown the tomato. There will be several categories of winners - including "Farmer's Choice". The winner in each category will receive four $5 gift certificates from Waldo Market vendors.

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FARM TOURS - Kansas City CSA Coalition - Summer/Fall 2012




2012 CSA Farm Tour

          This year, several of the KCCSAC’s member farms will be hosting farm tours which will be open to the public!  Now, we encourage all of our member farms to hold at least one event at the farm for their CSA members, in order to enhance the relationship among the farmer and his/her CSA members.  It’s all about building community!
          What makes these KCCSAC-sponsored farm tours different is that they’re open to, and meant for, both the general public and fellow CSA farmers.  Each visit will begin with a guided tour of the farm, where the farmer will explain how his/her farm works and how CSA fits into the operation.  This will help give everyone a better understanding of the breadth and depth of CSA farming, and how different farmers manage it uniquely.
          After the tour, we will break bread together with a potluck picnic, taking a moment to relax alongside fellow local-food lovers — eaters and farmers alike — and enjoy the scenery of the farm.  In order to make these farm visits as sustainable as possible, we request that attendees please provide their own reusable plateware and cutlery, and bring something to sit upon during the picnic.
          Families with children are welcome to attend these farm visits; teaching kids where their food originates and how it makes its way onto their plates is the best way (aside from growing it themselves!) to get them to eat their veggies.  We simply ask that parents/guardians always keep an eye on their children, as there is plenty of opportunity for mischief on working farms.
          There is no charge for attending the CSA Farm Tours this year; however, donations are always welcome.
          All of the CSA Farm Tours begin at 4:30 p.m.
          Please RSVP to csac.kc@gmail.com by the dates noted for each Tour you plan to attend.

CALENDAR

Saturday, 6/9/12, 4:30 p.m. — Parker Farms Natural Meats
Please RSVP to csac.kc@gmail.com by Saturday, 6/2/12.
Saturday, 7/14/12 — Karbaumer Farm
Please RSVP to csac.kc@gmail.com by Saturday, 7/7/12.
Saturday, 8/11/12 — New Roots for Refugees
Please RSVP to csac.kc@gmail.com by Saturday, 8/4/12.
Saturday, 9/8/12 — Fair Share Farm
Please RSVP to csac.kc@gmail.com by Saturday, 9/1/12.
Sunday, 10/14/12 — Herb’n Gardener
Please RSVP to csac.kc@gmail.com by Sunday, 10/7/12.