We are a nonprofit store that allows our local farmers/vendors a six-days-a-week brick and mortar market. A Meal That Counts as well as its farmers help to create sustainability for its communities by giving back to help fight food anxiety within the community. We opened our doors October 2020 and we have helped many families and seniors in our community since. We have partnered with 30+ vendors and farmers since opening. A Meal That Counts feeds over 35 families in the school district every other week and over 20+ seniors M-F. Our mission is to help bring our local farmers and community back together again creating sustainability with and for the community.
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.
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.
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 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 (ODAFF) 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 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.
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.
We are a small family owned 2 acre operation farming organically since 1981. We have been making organic soaps and bath care products since 1985. We also teach several old world arts and crafts skills including pottery. We only use sustainable practices in our business. We grow many heirloom and specialty hard to find fruits and veggies along with herbs and orchard fruit.
We also have been growing many organic micro greens since 1996. We also have a wide variety of specialty organic soaps, salves and souffles made from only the finest ingredients. We are a regional finalist in 1984 with Robert Rodale’s Organic Magazine Contest, a host farm with Growing Growers KC since 2005, a SARE grant winner 2008 Project titled, ‘Incredible Crop Yields From Small Urban Spaces,’ have shown our gardens with KCUrban Farms and Gardens Tours 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, and an Entrepreneur Showcase Slow Money Speaker 2005.
We have an urban farm located in Kansas City, MO where we are trying to change the area one person, one family, one community at a time. We grow everything organically on our farm with a wide range to choose from including tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, potatoes, beans, eggplant, herbs, garlic, peas, mushrooms, greens, strawberries, blackberries, elderberries, cabbage, kohlrabi. beets, turnips, arugula, spinach and so much more. We also make over 50 different jellies and jams using local produce that we grow or harvest within 75 miles. We also have a new line of spice blends this year, some using ghost pepper and habaneros. We not only grow and sell at local farmers markets but we are working with Agape Grow at Beaumont and teaching gardening, cooking and canning classes"
Linda Hezel Ph.D., R.N. began as Farm Steward at Prairie Birthday Farm 20 years ago to regenerate its soil and reconstruct the native landscape that would have graced the fourteen acres prior to European immigration.
While producing flavorful, nutrient dense ingredients, it also serves as a teaching laboratory where Linda shares the science, craft and art of artisanal food growing with chefs, farmers, gardeners, nutritionists, naturalists, artists and others to promote regenerative agroforestry practices and an understanding of healthy food for nutritional wellness.
Teaching others to grow and eat nutrient-dense, organic food follows the 2008 American Nurses Association resolution for nurses to serve as role models and educators by participating in and promoting nutritious foods from sustainable local food systems so as to improve eating habits, increase patient and public health, and support the long-term social, economic, and environmental well-being of workers, communities and global health.
The farm is host to poultry and honeybees as well as over 866 trees and shrubs, 36 flowers, 25 fruits, 40 herbs, 15 vegetables and more than 140 native plant varieties that yield a complex array of ecosystem services (carbon sequestration/storage, pollinator/wildlife food/habitat) all year without synthetic chemicals or season extension structures.
My name is Blake Bahora I run 700th Homestead Company a small scale naturally grown produce and proteins farm in Pleasanton Kansas. I started my sustainable farming journey in 2019 when I was determined to raise my children on clean and flavorful foods. My then goal to feed my family grew to include friends and eventually other families I didn't know personally started wanting in as well. Now my farm includes a small CSA program as well as farmers markets to help make local food more accessible. Specializing in the weird and unique I love introducing people too fun varieties of staple food to help even the pickiest of eaters fall in love with fresh local eating.
We are a 5th generation farm which focuses on taking care of the land & our animals. We are veteran-owned & operated. We specialize in grass-fed beef, pork, lamb & chicken. CSA available. You can also find us at the Overland Park Farmers Market Saturdays (year round) and at the Park Place (Leawood) Farmers Market Saturdays in season. We offer Home Delivery on Thursdays right to your door or office. CSA Subscriptions available.
We raise poultry for meat and eggs in open-air, floorless moveable coops on our mixed species grassland pasture. We process and package all of our meat and eggs here on the farm in our KDA approved, PL 90-492 inspection exempt processing facility and in our own clean farmhouse kitchen. We are currently building a new handling facility to allow us to expand our production. This new facility will move all of our egg and meat handling and packaging out of our farmhouse and into its own professional space, which will include walk-in freezer and cooler, mechanical egg handling, and storage space for all our packaging and handling equipment and supplies. It will also eventually include a certified kitchen and a finished attic space with residential quarters for live-in seasonal apprentices, interns, laborers, and other farm educational visitors.
Our mission is to reconnect urban and rural life by providing our non-rural community members with the best food we can produce and with opportunities to get hands-on experience and education about small-scale regenerative and sustainable food production in northeast Kansas.
Talking Tree Urban Farm is a little farm with big dreams! Our farm sits on 3 lots and a little less than an acre in Kansas City, KS. In just the year 2020 we have made huge strides on our project. What used to be vacant abandoned lots is now planted with over 100 species of trees, berries, native plants, herbs and vegetables.
Our goal is to create an ecosystem of diverse plant life that not only feeds humans but also wildlife, beneficial insects and micro organisms in the soil. In 2021 we will be selling transplants of berries and vegetables from the farm as well as planting a wide array of unique fruits and veggies to be sold through our weekly farm share and at the KCK Farmers Market every Saturday.
Sarah and Nicolás García both came to urban farming in roundabout ways. Sarah studied horticulture at JCCC in 2006-2008 and Nicolás studied how the world was broken at KU 2004-2008. While at KU Nicolás found peace in his vegetable gardens and guerrilla growing operations and after leaving KU Nicolás organized The Guild of Guerrilla Growers and later Anti-Hero Farms Edible Landscaping. In 2013 Sarah and Nicolás acquired the land they cultivate and established Treehouse Urban Farm in Waldo neighborhood of KCMO. They raise Indian Runner ducks, bees, native plants, berries, herbs, greens, mushrooms, and a rotating variety of annuals and edible flowers.
Co-owners Laura Christensen and Katherine Kelly have many years of farming experience and in 2019 started 2 Birds Farm on 20 acres in Kansas City, KS.
At 2 Birds Farm we love growing great vegetables, eating tasty food and appreciating the wildlife, wild weather and wild challenges of farming in our area.
We sell our vegetables through a CSA that offers home and office delivery of shares and at the Brookside Farmers' Market in Kansas City, MO. We currently have about two acres of open field, three high tunnels and a greenhouse in production on the farm. We also have a small flock of happy hens that provide eggs. In April and May we use our greenhouse to produce a wide variety of vegetable bedding plants for home gardeners.
We offer more than 50 varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, greens and more. From heirlooms to hybrids to varieties suited to containers or square foot gardening, we have you covered.
URBAVORE is a biologically diverse farmstead set on 13.5 acres in Kansas City's urban core. The farm is committed to environmental integrity in all aspects of business & personal life. Energy-efficient systems for food production, waste, water and shelter redefine sustainability to build community and ecology. Farmers Brooke Salvaggio & Daniel Heryer have delighted and satiated the palates of Kansas City's food community for over a decade.
Whispering Elm Farm is a small, bio-dynamic family farm located near Paola specializing in medicinal herbs and elderberries. We use cover crops, compost and focus on a wide variety of natives and other medicinals to build the soil and attract pollinators and allow our free range ducks to pest control. To extend our seasons and allow for winter harvests, we put in a high tunnel 4 years ago where we continue to experiment with a combination of annuals and perennials.
Additionally, we keep bees and have several medicinal gardens, cut flower beds, two blackberry patches and field of American elderberries. We have been certified organic the last few years but are dropping the certification in 2021 simply because for our small farm, it isn't worth the expense and hassle.
We are still 100% committed to organic practices so nothing will change in how we operate. We offer educational tours of our medicinal gardens, cut flower gardens, elderberries, tunnel and general infrastructure and are happy to share our journey with the organic certification process, transitioning from suburban life to establishing a homestead and our experiences with raising various poultry and bees. Our elderberries, fresh and dried herbs, honey, tonics, teas and other products are high-quality and hand-crafted in small batches to preserve medicinal qualities. We also offer a variety of wellness, gardening and beekeeping classes.
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