New KC Food Circle Farms for 2023
We're excited to welcome these farms to KC Food Circle and the Eatl Local & Organic Expo!
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Wild Ivy Herb Farm
About the KC Food Circle™ Directory
Welcome! You’re in the perfect place to start getting to know KC Food Circle™ farmers and the products they sell. New farmers are added to our online directory year-round, so check back often.
KC Food Circle™ farmers operate within 120 miles of Kansas City and pledge to meet high standards for growing plants and mushrooms, beekeeping, and raising animals.
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The farmers are listed in alphabetical order. Use the categories listed to the right to find specific products.
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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.
Green Gate Family Farm, LLC
Green Gate Family Farm was started in 2010 by Ken and Kate. They have invested significantly in the infrastructure of their farm- a new added a new well and an in-ground irrigation system; established several new growing fields; installed lots of new fences and done fence repairs; built two high tunnels (both 30'x96') and a heated greenhouse (30'x46').
The latest project was to complete a significant upgrade and remodeling of the metal barn that now has new floors and walls (about 1200 square feet) and where they added electric power, running water, extensive fruit and produce handling and processing areas and equipment, and a walk-in refrigerator.
Green Gate Family Farm believes strongly in a 'soil first' understanding and philosophy of farming and food production, and our annual soil tests have shown good improvement in our soils. We entered the transition period required for Organic Certification immediately in 2010 (this requires functioning under all the regulations of being organic, without calling your farm organic), and after the three year transition period was completed, Green Gate Family Farm was officially Certified Organic by the State of Oklahoma's Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry in 2013. We have remained Certified Organic and continued to strongly support the USDA National Organic Program since then.
Our personal goals include safe, healthy food for our table, as well as for our customers, and a farm property that fits in with the ecology of the land we live on. We are striving to be a sustainable, ecologically friendly farm, and a successful farm business. We believe in building a strong food system and are proud members of the Kansas City Food Hub, a cooperative of farmers working together to sell into the regional food system.
We really like to integrate our agricultural systems utilizing the resources that are available to us.
Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance
Rolling Prairie is the original Midwest vegetable cooperative. The founding farmers joined together in 1994 providing a vegetable subscription service to Lawrence and Kansas City. More than 300 households receive a weekly bag of locally grown produce during the growing season. While not all of our farmers participate in the organic certification process we still follow the same natural ecologically sustainable organic practices for growing food we have used since we started over twenty years ago.
We have over 1/4 acre deep mulched or back-to-eden style, no dig/no till garden. We love to grow garlic and onions but we dabble in a little bit of everything. I plant intensively and even inoculated my walking paths with wine cap mushrooms. I run an honor system farm-stand at the end of my driveway that is always open May-October. I am a stay at home mom of 3 and I spend a lot of my time in the garden with my children. My market garden was established in 2015 and it just keeps getting bigger and better.
Hidden Mesa Farms LLC
Hidden Mesa Farm is a small specialty farm growing on 2 acres of land in the Western part of Paola KS. Offering fresh homegrown and vegetables, herbs, flowers and transplants at local farmers markets in Ottawa and Paola KS. I have a passion for growing plants using only organic and sustainable methods healthy for the people animals and our planet. Established in the fall of 2021 our orchard and perennial gardens are still young. In 2023 I hope to add fruit and asparagus to our selection of offerings for sale.
We are master beekeepers and have been in business for more than 34 years. We love keeping bees and love the way it keeps us in tune with the natural world around us. We strive to make as many products as we can with our honey and beeswax. We love to talk bees with people.
Herdsman House Farm
Sharon Autry is farmer and steward of Herdsman House Farm LLC a small specialty crop operation located on the greater Historic Martin Farm on the south side of Hillsdale Lake in Miami County Kansas. She was raised in rural Missouri where she developed a deep appreciation for the relationships between humans and their natural world and humans in community with fellow humans.
Sharon holds an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Pittsburgh State and a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from Southeast Missouri State. After many successful years working for Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, National Park Service and Kansas City Art Institute, she got down to the business of realizing her life-long dream of becoming a farmer. She began farming in 2018 as a Growing Growers KC apprentice at Moon on the Meadow Organic Farm in Lawrence Kansas.
Sharon's farming education continued at KC Farm School where she was farm director from March 2019 through November 2020. In September of 2019 she relocated from mid-town KC to rural Miami County Kansas to establish Herdsman House Farm LLC in March of 2020. She received a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from Johnson County Community College in May of 2020 and has been engaged in specialty crop production using sustainable farming practices for four years.
Sharon is committed to conservation and community. Her farming practices are focused on building soil health and imitating the patterns and preferences of nature. Her marketing goals are to provide equitable access to safe healthy nutritious local food to her community. Farming is the thread the calling that weaves together Sharon's passions for environmental stewardship community building social advocacy art history teaching and learning.
Happy Hen Homestead
The Happy Hen Homestead is a small, family-owned farm established in 2015 with a mission to offer health and wellness education, programs and products to the KC community. Integrative healthcare is offered for mothers & pre-crawling infants by Well Bellies & Babies. Therapeutic NaturePlay therapies & programs are available all year round by Well Wilderness Kids Therapeutic Nature Play Center. Many other holistic health & wellness practitioners also offer their services from the farm. Farm fresh chicken & duck eggs, fermented beverages/tonics are available for purchase in addition to fermentation workshops to learn how to create your own gut-healthy products at home. The Happy Hen Homestead resides on 10-acres in south Olathe with opportunities for children of all ages to learn more about health & wellness in a sustainable & nurturing environment.
Marla and Brian Biggs began this first generation farm just outside of Paola, Kansas in 2013 with a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle. At Hedgewood Farms, our mission is to provide premium quality pastured beef, pork, poultry, eggs and produce, practicing humane and sustainable regenerative farming. We provide families with real, healthy, and delicious whole food choices. Hand raised, and home grown.
We are passionate about providing food that sustains the land and feeds families the healthiest most nutritional food possible. We are helping save the planet with regenerative farming. Our cattle are Scottish Highland, South Pole and Angus and they are 100% grass fed and finished. Our hogs are raised on woodland forage and our broilers and egg layers are raised on pasture to help restore land health and encourage biodiversity. Poultry and hogs are supplemented with 100% organic grains. Our farm includes a small market garden that follows organic practices.
We invite you to visit our website and become a Hedgewood Farms family subscriber. Subscribers have priority access to all our products. When supplies are low, we reserve inventory for you first on standing order items. Delivery is free within our delivery radius with a minimum order amount. The best way to ensure you can feed your family high- quality whole foods year round. Find us at these markets in 2022: Lenexa Farmers Market, Brookside Farmers’ Market.
Pat & Rachel's Gardens
Pat & Rachels Gardens mission is to establish a healthy, sane business which produces excellent quality food for the Olathe and Greater Kansas City area and to share our ideas and research so others may benefit. The Leek family has been gardening and cooking good food for years. Gardening and farming is a way of life and a wise teacher. Though I supported my family as an educator and not as a farmer, home-grown food and the rural life allowed us to provide a healthy environment for our children. We lived in Ft. Scott, Kansas for twelve years on a forty-acre farm where we raised all but three of our children. We also raised chickens and pigs and milked everyday. Our team of Belgian draft horses, Will and Appetite, completed our little farm.
We moved to Olathe, Kansas in 1988 where we put up our first hoop house and small greenhouse. Son Tom and I started a gardening business on two acres following Eliot Coleman’s lead and his work with hoop houses. Our first wholesale buyer was the Community Mercantile in Lawrence. After I retired from teaching in 2012, we expanded the business when my son Ernest purchased a ten acre farm for us to work. Naming it after two of my children who died in 2008 and 2013, Pat and Rachel’s Gardens was born. We earned our USDA Organic Certification in the spring of 2013. Our daughter, Esther, and her husband, Rob, helped grow the business.
Daughter Jane served as assistant manager of this organic business in 2017. Jane, who speaks Italian as well as Spanish liked to say “we are SOL, solar, organic, and local.” “Sol” is also the Latin word for the sun. The baby of the family, Angie, an interior designer for BRR Architecture, helps us with design, marketing, and social media.
In 2018 we welcomed Catherine Sercer who brought her expertise in growing vegetables to be our farm manager. Her hard work and attention to detail have improved the variety and quantity of our offerings. She begins her fourth year with us this season. We sell at the Overland Park and Brookside Farmers’ Markets and serve others through our Organic CSA.
In addition to our Certified Organic Farm, we have a Certified Organic, state licensed kitchen where we produce a wide variety of popular products. Having a doctorate in curriculum and instruction trained me in the value of research. We have been an active partner in the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program of the USDA. This grant program encourages new ideas to be tried and research findings to be shared. See more about our research under the Processing + Research tab on this website.
Jackie and the Beanstalk Market Garden
Organically grown cut flowers and vegetables. Hand made decor during the fall season. Located at parking lot of HJ's Youth and Community Center of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
KC Farm School at Gibbs Road
We are a fourteen-acre urban farm in southern Wyandotte County bringing people of all ages, abilities, and ancestries on-farm, hands-on connecting them to the land and soil, themselves, and their community. We scaffold our educational opportunities so that pre-k children can get outside, move around, and experience farm life; elementary-aged children can feel the joy of growing and eating fresh food; and tweens, teens, and young adults can begin to experience regenerative agriculture as part of the entire food system, and perhaps as a vocation having internalized the skills they need during their time visiting. We participate as a host farm in the Growing Growers program. We grow organic food and feed our own 40-member CSA, host a weekly on-farm pay-what-you're-able farmers market that accepts SNAP and utilizes the Double-Up Food Bucks program.
JCCC Open Petal Farm was started on two acres of campus in 2010 to provide a learning lab for students in the Sustainable Agriculture program. It has since grown to 3 acres and added a mixed fruit orchard, 300 blueberry bushes, a student designed edible forest, a moveable high tunnel, a solar storage shed, a coolbot refrigerated trailer, and numerous other projects. Produce is sold through Rolling Prairie, CSA and on Saturdays at the Overland Park Farmers Market.
Our goal here at MJ Ranch is to produce the highest quality grass-fed beef available anywhere and give utmost care to the land God has given us to use. Our farm is certified by A Greener World for 100% Grass-fed/Grass finished Beef. The certification guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100% grass and forage diet, raised outdoors on pasture or range and managed according to the highest welfare and environmental standards on an independent farm.
Our cattle are born and raised on our family owned and operated 670-acre Ranch just outside of Lawrence, Kansas. We take pride in raising only authentic grass-fed/grass-finished beef; without using hormones, antibiotics, or using pesticides/herbicides on our pastures. Three generations of Williams live on the ranch and manage the family herd and operations. Our cattle are rotated frequently during the spring, summer, and fall in lush green pastures simply by calling them. Our own high quality brome, alfalfa, and clover hay is rolled out in the pastures for the cattle in the winter months. Ranch angus beef is certified by A Greener World as being 100% GRASS-FED. It is the grass, without any grain, that our cattle dine on that makes this the healthiest beef you can eat.
Mo Mo Ru Tha
I start to plant in green house in November, I start to seed some seeds such as beets and carrots. In January and February, I seed more seeds to plant and then I transplant my plant in April outside. I sell at Overland Park Farmers Market.