The Buffalo Seed Company
The Buffalo Seed Company was launched by Dr. Matthew & Nancy Kost in October, 2018. Nancy is from the Altiplano of Bolivia and grew up growing quinoa, potato, and llamas in a resilient system that predates the Inca Empire. She has since acquired a bachelor degree in agronomy from Earth University in Costa Rica, and a Master of Science Degree in tomato breeding from The Ohio State University.
Matthew is originally from Kansas City and has returned after obtaining a Bachelor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Agroecology from The Ohio State University. Matthew has also worked in conserving amaranth and quinoa landrace diversity in Peru and arid adapted crops in the Greater Southwest. Matthew and Nancy have deep knowledge and wisdom of seeds, seed systems, evolution, ecology, and adaptation. Importantly, we have two little helpers that mean the world to us, Silveria and Thomas.
The Buffalo Seed Company supplies growers with bioregionally adapting seeds to increase the resiliency and sustainability of our local food systems. While our local food systems are strengthening, the seed system underlying them are far from local. In fact, many seeds offered to growers are sourced from outside their bioregion and often times outside the country. It is time for us to integrate locally adapting, as well as adaptable seeds, into our local food systems and to secure a bioregional seed source that can withstand change. The Buffalo Seed Company has taken on this task as our contribution to push local food production in our bioregion to the next level, locally grown crops from bioregionally grown seeds. This is not a new idea, but the foundations of truly resilient and sustainable agricultural systems; this can be seen in every crop center of origin around the world.
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Italian Bed and breakfast and Sustainable learning center with a 10 acre organic farm We host a Farmers Market for free for local farmers. We are a B&B that supports local food. We sell honey, pickles and other food items. Just starting to grow elderberries. We are open to bringing children to learn about earth and soil with our addition of Casa Somerset Sustainable learning center. We do source from local farmers for dinners and cooking classes.
Hello! We are David's Pasture: a multi-generational multi-family multi-species pasture-based farm just east of the KC area started in 2011 by the Kesten family. We believe in working with Creation to heal the ground and ourselves. We raise cattle swine chickens turkeys and ducks out on pasture using intensive rotation and regenerative practices. We want to build up healthy soil and raise happy animals! We also want a more transparent food system: come tour our farm in the summer and see what we do. We deliver meats and eggs to homes like yours on a weekly basis. We support other local businesses by partnering with them in livestock production or offering their products on our website at davidspasture.com.
Fair Share Farm
In 2003, we began growing organic fruits and vegetables on Rebecca’s family farm in rural, northeastern Clay County, Missouri. We focus on building the soil through biological farming methods, including extensive cover cropping. The farm is home to two farmers, two cats, 140 hens, two roosters and countless frogs, butterflies, birds and insects.
Our infrastructure is focused on sustainable energy and includes a passive solar greenhouse, 30 gpm solar-powered irrigation system, electric tractor and utility vehicle, and a 20kW solar array. The 200+ acre family farm is planted in native grasses, good habitat for deer, turkey, quail, coyotes, and many other species of wildlife.
We grow an acre of crops for our live culture fermented krauts, kimchi and pickles, as well as a large community garden for ourselves and our workers. A laying flock of 80 pastured hens provides eggs for the crew and customers at the farmers market. Our fermented foods are produced on the farm in our commercial kitchen and are sold through subscription, at the Brookside Community Market and local stores. In 2019, we installed an alley-cropping system of berms and swales with perennial plantings. This work is ongoing and next stages include planting more tree and shrubs along with the incorporation of a small flock of sheep.
Farrar Family Farm
Our farm is 50 miles south of Kansas City in Adrian, MO. We offer grass-fed grass-finished beef & lamb, forest-raised pork, pasture-raised chicken and turkey. Our goal is to provide you with naturally raised wholesome food using regenerative farming methods that mimic the patterns found in nature. We use rotational grazing to raise our cattle and sheep. They are moved daily around our farm to new pastures and fresh forage. The chickens and turkeys live out on pasture in mobile coops. We move them every morning to a clean area of pasture where they can scratch and range for grasses and bugs in addition to their non-GMO feed.
What is forest-raised pork? Pigs that live in the forest! This is the ideal environment for a pig. They use their snout to root around and turn up the ground uncovering food on the forest floor. They also have access to non-GMO feed. Good bacon comes from happy pigs!
Farms By Amber
An urban farm sitting on terraced land we use a mixture of garden beds, hydroponic tables and containers totaling 5,800 feet. We grow and deliver vegetables, microgreens, fruit and herbs cultivated using organic farming practices.
FitzGeralds' Pecan Orchard
We are a family-owned farm growing pecan trees. Our orchard contains both native and grafted/improved varieties of pecans. We have been growing trees since the late 1970s and work hard to maintain the health of our trees, woodlands, and soil.
Food Life Joy
Food Life Joy has been providing microgreens to farmer's markets and restaurants since 2016. We use organic or non-GMO seeds (if organic is not available) and organic grow mix, that's it!
Fruitful Hills CSA
Fruitful Hills strives to supply high quality, soil-grown products. We started with vegetables 12 years ago, and have added eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, pork, dairy, honey, canned goods, cornmeal, and popcorn to our subscribers. The tight-knit Christian community practices horse-drawn farming, using organic practices to ensure healthful food for your family. We now have 8 families producing vegetables, dairy, pork, poultry, lamb, eggs, and honey. fruit. We deliver year-round, using high tunnel hoop houses in the winter months for fresh, local, field-grown greens and produce.