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.
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.
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.
New Roots For Refugees
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.
Pearly Gates Organic Soapery & Homestead
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.
Pepper Berries Urban Farm
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"
Rich Farms LLC
Rich Farms is a rural Kansas City family-owned and operated microgreen farm dedicated to providing the finest quality.? In our greenhouse we grow pesticide and herbicide-free microgreens that are harvested at peak ripeness and nutritional maturity for superior color flavor and texture.? Our system of growing plants is with no soil instead utilizing scientific solutions to aid in healthy growth processes. The farm is located in a controlled indoor environment and outfitted with a special irrigation system. We cultivate year-round. We maintain the highest safety standards as part of our relentless commitment to quality. We believe that by using sustainable farming methods and minimizing water consumption we are creating nutritious products that contribute to a healthier community and a healthier planet.
Prairie Birthday Farm
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.
Sacred Sun Farm
Sacred Sun farm is committed to nurturing our deep connection to the Earth by tending and mending our relationships through food and play. By conscious observation and feeding the soil, we grow nutrient dense vegetables, grains and medicinal herbs for our community while also supporting the abundant prairie that surrounds us.
We strive to provide a diverse variety of vegetables for our Farm Share (CSA) throughout the majority of the growing season, along with bringing an abundance of colorful veggies to the Brookside Farmers Market. This year will be our first time offering a Medicinal Herb Farm Share, offering fresh herbs to folks who use them for their personal care and supporting their family's and client's health.
700th Homestead Company
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.
Schenker Family Farms
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.
Spanish House Farm
Experience the local flower difference. Our 10 acre farm is situated in Piper Kansas. We grow specialty cut flowers for our Kansas City community. 100% of our flowers are grown right here in Kansas in a pollinator-safe environment and availability is based on the seasons. Varieties are carefully chosen for their suitability for cut flowers and we harvest them at their peak ripeness so that you the customer get to enjoy their longest vase life.
Skyview Farm & Creamery
What began as a way to supply our family with farm fresh milk, has grown into the farm and creamery that Skyview is today. We are a grade A, micro-dairy Creamery nestled in the plains of Kansas. Our small herd of beautiful pastured Jersey cows provides us with our fresh cream topped raw milk that we sell here at our farm store. We make a variety of artisanal cave-aged cheese, fresh cheese, and other delicious Jersey milk products for our customers to enjoy.
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.
Our orchard is growing sustainably. We offer blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, paw paws, apples, pears and peaches in season. In addition, we offer value added products: currently salves, soaps, jellies, vinegars and tea blends. he most important thing about the farm is the land. Trying to bring the land back to where it should be.
The Natural Farmacy
The Natural Farmacy KC is a sustainable, organic-practice urban farm operated by Dhan Rai, a graduate of the New Roots for Refugees farm business training program. In addition to selling at the Overland Park Farmer's Market, the farm also offers a CSA farm share program that includes full and half-season share options, supplies wholesale accounts, and now also produces cut flowers for sale to the public. The Natural Farmacy sites are located in the KCK urban core and have been a great opportunity to connect with the community and make productive use of under utilized vacant land and bring fresh produce to our neighbors.
Farmer Dhan is excited to bring his years of agricultural experience from the field to your table!