Vendors & Products

Summer Market Vendors:

URBAVORE Urban Farm

A project of BADSEED – Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer

5500 Bennington, Kansas City, MO 64129

brooke@badseedkc.com

www.badseedkc.com

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.

Herb”n”Gardener

Lew Edmister

17th and Belleview

Kansas City, MO 641o8

herbngardener@kc.rr.com

For the “meanest greens” in town, check out Lew’s gourmet selection of urban-grown goodies.  Lew grows a mouthwatering array of  lettuces, spicy mustards, arugula, and gourmet salad mixes on KC’s west side. Other tasty morsels include RUSTIC BREAD straight from Lew’s hand-built wood-fired oven and SHITAKE MUSHROOMS.  YUM!

JJ Farms

John & Judy Kaiahua

8531 E. 81st Terrace

Raytown, MO 64138

816-356-3938

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!

Rocky Creek Valley Farm

Elizabeth Wenig

Rayville, MO

www.rockycreekvalley.com

Lizzy is an herbalist turned farmer who cultivates glorious acreage just north of Richmond, MO.  Her diversified farmstead includes organic vegetable and herb production, free-range laying hens, and dairy goats.  Lizzy also offers classes in sustainable gardening and herbalism.

Parker Farms All-Natural Meats

Tom & Paula Parker

Richmond, MO

816-470-FARM

parkerfarms@peoplepc.com

www.parkerfarmsmeats.com

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, with the opportunity to express their unique characteristics of being pigs. They thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to root in the soft dirt, or to put their nose in a water puddle and blow bubbles. That’s just what they like to do.  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.

Green Dirt Farm, LLC

Jacqueline Smith and Sarah Hoffmann

P.O. Box 74

Weston, MO 64098

Cell: 816-824-7784

Jacque@GreenDirtFarm.com

www.GreenDirtFarm.com

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.

Bread Of Life Bakery

Glenn & Kathy Crowther

Stewartsville, MO 64490

Bakery 816-669-1344

Farm 816-675-2248

BreadOfLifeOrganicBakery@yahoo.com

www.BreadOfLifeBakery.net

Bread of Life Bakery specializes in a wide variety of WHOLE-GRAIN BREADS & SNACKS. We also offer VEGAN BAKED GOODS.  We bake with CERTIFIED ORGANIC FRESH GROUND WHEAT grown by Geiger Farms of Robinson, KS and KC Food Circle member Soaring Eagle Farms of Edgerton, KS. Some of our baked goods are sweetened with local honey from Busy Bee Acres of Odessa, MO.  Find our baked goods at KC City Market, Nature’s Pantry, Cosentino’s Brookside Market, Farmers’ Community Market – Brookside, and other stores in the KC area.  Our farm also offers free range TURKEYS, CHICKENS, EGGS, & pesticide-free VEGETABLES grown by Josiah.  Come visit our farm & bakery anytime.

Miller’s Honey

Les Miller, Bee Keeper

Independence, MO

Les Miller only produces the best damn RAW HONEY on the market.  No joke!!  He is an encyclopedia of knowledge when it comes to sustainable bee keeping and uses 100% natural and holistic methods for managing his hives which range from 60 to 100 at any given time.  His honey is sold in various quantities, and 1 gallon jugs are available on request!  Bees wax candles and other by-products are also available for purchase.

Manos Chocolates – Raw Vegan Confection

Zachary Manos

Kansas City, MO

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Zachary handcrafts organic raw chocolate; ground from  raw cacao, and coconut sugar, a low-glycemic sweetener.  Using sprouted sunflower seeds, in place of milk, he crafts deceptively decadent “milk” and “white” chocolates and various treats.

Nutressant – Bath & Body

John & Sandy

Mission, KS

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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!!!

Winter Market Vendors:

Fair Share Farm

Rebecca Graff & Tom Ruggieri

Kearney, MO

www.fairsharefarm.com

Tom & Rebecca grow some of the most beautiful vegetables in all of the midwest!  No joke.  Their 5 acre organic production feeds 125 families during the regular growing season through their “Community Supported Agriculture” Program.  During the late fall & winter (once their CSA has finished) they grace the BADSEED with an array of cool weather crops still thriving in their fields.  Take advantage of their seasonal presence and get your hands on some coveted winter veggies!

Blue Door Farm

Laura Christensen

Kansas City, KS

Laura grows an absolutely stunning array of certified organic vegetables on her thriving urban farm in KCK.  Her homegrown goods can be found at the Brookside Farmers Market every Saturday during the regular growing season & at the BADSEED Farmers’ Market in the late Fall and early Winter.  Yum…

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 a diversified selection of homegrown produce.  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 every Friday at the BADSEED Winter Market.

Western Hills Produce

Marvin and Alice Huenefeld

12539 Flournoy School Rd.

Wellington, MO 64097

Phone: 816-934-2549

We grow chemical and pesticide free vegetables and fruits with natural fertilizers.  Winter products will include lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, and BAKED GOODS made with our own freshly ground wheat!!  As well as jamsjelliespicklesrelishes, and FRESH EGGS with no antibiotics or growth hormones.  Wood turned items made by Marvin.

Wells Family Farms

Steve & Kim Wells

4009 St. Hwy. UU

King City, MO 64463

Home & FAX 660-783-2930

Cell: 660-562-7892 (work)

Info@WellsFamilyFarms.com

www.WellsFamilyFarms.com

Wells Family Farms is proud to offer our CERTIFIED ORGANIC GRASSFED BEEF! We also have a variety of BERRIES,NUTS, and MANURE FERTILIZER. As of the first of 2008, we have 600 acres certified with more in transition. Our beef is sold locally at the Farmers Community Market at Brookside and the 39 th St. Community Market in Midtown, as well as online through our website and straight from the farm.

Parker Farms All-Natural Meats

(see summer vendor listing)

Rocky Creek Valley Farm

(see summer vendor listing)

Bread of Life Bakery

(see summer vendor listing)

Manos Chocolates

(see summer vendor listing)

Nutressant

(see summer vendor listing)

Occasional Vendors:

Yum Tum

Debbie Borel

4206 E 113

Kansas City, MO 64137

816-966-9659

deborel@sbcglobal.net

Yum Tum foods offer gourmet delights lovingly gathered, prepared and preserved for ongoing enjoyment. We make old-fashioned herbal jellies and jams using no commercial pectin and made in small batches with fruit gathered from friendly backyards, farms and orchards of Missouri. Some of our offerings include apple geranium and apple marjoram/pineapple sage jelly, wild strawberry and mulberry fruit spread, peach and rose petal jam, pear honey and old fashioned apple butter. Find us at the BADSEED during holiday markets and seasonal peaks.

Chestnut Charlie’s

Charlie NovoGradac & Deborah Milks

Lawrence, KS

www.chestnutcharlie.com

Charlie started planting chestnut trees in 1995 on old farm ground north of Lawrence, Kansas.  Following organic practices from the start, the orchard has been certified organic annually since 1998.     Growing up around wild black walnut trees in eastern Kansas, and being inspired by the visionary economist J. Russell Smith, author of Tree Crops, a Permanent Agriculture, Charlie has always been driven to plant trees that produce food.  Whether talking about erosion, water quality, dead zones or global warming, trees are part of the solution.  Charlie’s certified organic chestnuts are a seasonal delight during the Autumn months and into early winter.  The BADSEED is proud to offer such a special local product.

Small Potatoes Farm

John Wilhelm

Grandview, MO

John is BADSEED’s official “nut guy”.  Every Fall when nuts are ready to harvest John gets to work gathering yummy pecans and black walnuts from urban and rural grounds.  He goes through the painstaking process of cracking and shelling these delightful local treats for our enjoyment.  Don’t miss out on this seasonal specialty.

Woodland Orchard

Kendra and Steve Kluck

Olathe, KS

Several years ago, the Kluck family purchased a lovely home sitting on 3 acres.  They liked the idea of having a bit of (wooded) land and were delighted to discover that the jungle of over-grown trees that took up most of the backyard were in fact fruit trees (apples, peaches, and pears!!).  They quickly began clearing away excess brush, pruning, mowing, and bringing the lost orchard back into production.  They have over a dozen apple varieties and each day they learn (and taste) something new.  They are not orchardists, and they never meant to be, but sometimes life presents itself in the craziest ways.  The story goes that the original owner had planted the trees as a tax write-off years ago.  He apparently maintained the trees, and the owner after him hadn’t touched them for over 7 years.  So, by default they are now organic (unsprayed, untainted, and quirky).  Get your hands on delicious homegrown apples with all the flavor and character nature intended!  These apples are available at the BADSEED September through early November.