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24 Carrot Gold

By Brooke Salvaggio | June 05, 2014
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Farm-Fresh Fanatics – 
Carrots are in da’ house(!!) and the harvest is in full-effect.  Your dedicated farmers are yearning to temp those taste buds and tame those grumbling bellies.  Bring it on! 

Get your jaws on three gourmet varieties of freshly dug carrots from URBAVORE Urban Farm – White Satin (think vegetable flavored creamsicle!), Amarillo (this week’s “sexy veggie” winner), and Shin Kuroda (a bright orange Japanese heirloom).  These outrageous roots will be complimented by golden & blood red beets, freshly dug garlic, the first of the summer squash, aromatic bunches of fresh coriander, radiant rainbow chard, and a plethora of nutrient-dense flavor-bursting veggies!!!  Other earthly delights include killer shitake mushrooms, French farmstead cheeses, free-range eggs, rustic baked breads, grass-fed meats, freshly roasted specialty coffee, local flour & oats, and sensuous organic body products.  This is “Walmart one stop shopping” for the conscious consumer!!  Come early, come often, and TELL YOUR FRIENDS.  We at the BADSEED are hopelessly dedicated to good farming, good food, and happy eaters.  It starts with healthy soil and ends with peaceful bellies, so hit up the BADSEED if you wanna be well-fed!. 
 

Yours Truly,
Brooke -farmer & mistress of the BADSEED

SEXY VEGGIE OF THE WEEK
Runner-Up

Fresh Garlic

There is nothing better in life than freshly dug garlic – the aroma, the flavor, the sheer sensation of it!  I live for garlic, end of story.  I truly cannot imagine life without it.  What would cooking be?  What would eating be?  Pointless…that’s what!  Fresh garlic is a rare delight because it is only available in very limited quantities once a year.  We dig our massive garlic crop during a several week period in early to mid July.  We cure the vast majority of it but we reserve a small portion to be cleaned and sold fresh for your enjoyment.  We will have a delectable German hard-necked variety by the name of “Musik” this Friday.  When cooking with fresh garlic be sure to use every bit of it.  The stalk can be used like a leek and sauteed with other veggies or thrown in soup stocks and the satiny membranes enveloping the cloves (which would be the paper when dried) can be used right along with everything else.  Savor this seasonal delicacy and consider planting your own if you’ve got a bit of earth!
SEXY VEGGIE OF THE WEEK
Grand-Prize
Amarillo Carrot

What a pleasure it is to unearth these supple sun-colored roots from the rich soil.  They radiate a lemony-orange glow beneath vibrant green tops and I simply can’t resist taking a big bite out of that crisp, sweet, utterly satisfying flesh.  The crunch is almost audible!  These large, 8 inch roots are wonderful for fresh eating but are also a delight when cooked.  Slice em’ and sautee them with butter, fresh coriander, cracked black pepper, and a drizzling of pure maple syrup or puree them into a creamy carrot soup topped with fresh sheep’s milk cheese.  Here’s a recipe for classic Carrot & Fresh Coriander Soup (we’ll have large bunches of fresh coriander this Friday!!!).  Here’s another for Carrot Top Pesto.  Why waste those gorgeous green tops, eh?  For savvy, show-stopping salads or colorful kid-friendly snacks why not combine all three varieties of our gorgeous carrots and create a RAINBOW of flavor.  These Rainbow Carrot Summer Rolls look mighty refreshing! 

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 (our hens eat certified organic grain, no GMOS!)
*Bodacious BEETS (in Chioggia, Cylindra, 3 Root Grex, Detroit Dark Red, and Touchstone Gold)
*White Satin Carrots, Amarillo Carrots, Shin Kuroda Carrots *FRESH CORIANDER *Sexy Summer Squash (limited quantities, first harvest of the season) *Radiant RAINBOW CHARD
*Gourmet “Oasis” SALAD TURNIPS *Ruby Red Turnips *Gold Ball “Buttery” Roasting Turnips *Radicchio *FRESH GARLIC *Killer KALE *Fresh Herbs: Flowering Dill, Sage, Italian Basil
 
Herb’n Gardener
Lew Edmister
17th and Belleview, Kansas City, MO 64108
herbngardener@kc.rr.com
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.  Newest Offerings – RUSTIC BREAD straight from Lew’s hand-built wood-fired oven & SHITAKE MUSHROOMS.  Yum!
OFFERINGS:
*Gourmet Greens Mixes *Spicy Mustards *Kale *Swiss Chard *Radishes *Fresh Herbs *Shiitake Mushrooms *Rustic Sourdough Bread and Party Rolls!
 
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!
OFFERINGS: 
*Seasonal Produce
 
Rocky Creek Valley Farm
Elizabeth and Gary
Rayville, MO
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.  
OFFERINGS: 
*FRESH HERBS
*Seasonal Produce
*Flower Seeds
*Herbal Teas
*Herbal Soaps
*Healing Salves
*Herbal Tinctures
*Free-Range Eggs
 
Green Dirt Farm
Sarah Hoffman and Jacqueline Smith
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.
OFFERINGS:
*French Farmstead CHEESES in Fresh & Aged Varieties
 
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:
*PASTURED CHICKENS *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)
*Tea Towels, Hand-made Teas, Candles, and Gourd Bird Houses from the lovely Parker Girls  
 
Red Headed Philosopher 
Micro Roasted Coffee
Steven & Shondi Webb
KCMO
Welcome to the lab of the Red-Headed Philosopher, your destination for Kansas City’s extraordinary coffee!  Our mission is to awaken as many people as possible to the experience of freshly roasted specialty coffee, while also encouraging them to explore the mysteries of life, seeing past all “limits” to the infinite possibilities life has to offer.
OFFERINGS:
*Certified Organic & Direct Trade Coffee Beans *Pour-Over Coffee by the cup
 
Bread of Life Organic Bakery
The Crowthers
Stewartsville, MO
Bread of Life Bakery specializes in a wide variety of BREADS and SNACKS baked exclusively 
with LOCALLY-GROWN 100% ORGANIC FRESH GROUND WHEAT.
OFFERINGS:
*Wholesome sliced breads
*Specialty Loaves
*Cinnamon Rolls & Cookies
*Granola
*Pizza Crust
*Vegan & Gluten Free Options!
 
Miller’s Honey
Les Miller
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.
OFFERINGS:
*Raw Honey
*Bees Wax Candles **MILLER IS OUT OF COMMISSION FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS (so sorry!!!)
 
Nutressant – Bath & Body
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:
*Soaps
*Bath & Body Products
*Facial Products
*Detergents
*Toothpaste
*So much more…
 
Other Organic Offerings – 
 
HEARTLAND MILL FLOUR  (freshly milled, certified organic)

Remember: LIVE NUDE VEGETABLES (!!) and earthly delights

Every Friday at the BADSEED

BADSEED Celebrating Local Food, Culture & Community 1909 McGee, KCMO 64108 www.badseedkc.com

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