Karbaumer Farm is a small, seventeen-acre farm just outside Platte City and Kansas City, Missouri. We've been growing vegetables here since 2004. Almost three acres are in vegetable production.
We say we are farming "back to the future" because our farm is powered by draft horses. To help protect air and planet, our vegetables are grown without chemicals of any kind. We sell our produce to local restaurants and families who live nearby. Gleaners from After The Harvest pick up our extra vegetables and distribute them to families who are in need of healthy food. We collect rain water to reduce water consumption and we purchase 'green power' from our local utility. Our old farmhouse is heated with two wood-burning stoves we feed by cutting our own firewood.
Our bees produce honey in hives we keep behind the barn and our hens roam freely in the afternoon sun. The horses, goats and a little donkey graze the pastures contentedly. Animals who come to live on our farm have found their forever homes.
We take orders for processed chickens and turkeys from Mast Pastured Poultry in Jamesport, Missouri. The Masts own a small Amish farm and raise their poultry on pasture and in accordance with the Food Circle pledges. We do not charge the farm or the consumer for this service.
"There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man." Winston S. Churchill
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.
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.
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.
For over a decade, New Roots for Refugees has empowered families from the refugee community to start farm businesses by growing and selling produce through farmer’s markets, wholesale, and the New Roots Farm Share. At the Juniper Gardens Training Farm, farmers are given a quarter-acre plot to grow vegetables such as tomatoes, beets, spinach, green onions, lettuce, eggplants, and more.
Farmers bring agricultural expertise from their home countries and continue to learn more about growing sustainably in the Midwestern climate. Over four-years, farmers are assisted with crop planning, farm troubleshooting, farming equipment, business finance, record-keeping, markets applications, and customer recruitment. Each year, the program passes more responsibilities to each farmer to maintain their business. By the fourth year, farmers have taken on the totality of the business expenses and have practice maintaining their customer base.
You can support our farmers by finding New Roots stalls at farmer's markets around the KC area, subscribing to our Farm Share CSA program, or buying wholesale for your restaurant or organization.
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.
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.
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.
The farm is a beautiful organic urban farm that creates a place for neighborhood residents and businesses to connect with their food and with each other. Westport Commons Farm generates for and demonstrates the social economic and environmental value of urban agriculture to a vital and thriving community. Our goals are to: Increase community engagement in the growing and eating of good food. Grow organic fruits vegetables and herbs to feed the community Teach & demonstrate diverse models of urban food production Be a catalyst for increased urban agriculture and improved healthy food systems in the metro area
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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The Young Family Farm is a family-run operation in midtown, Kansas City, Missouri. At the core of their work is the belief in social justice, community empowerment and collective action. In operation since 2010, the farm was more formally "established" in 2019 with the goal of providing healthy food options to residents in an area classified as a food desert and inspire community members to grow their own produce.