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.
We just like to grow good food!
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.
At the heart of Fair Share Farm are the 100+ families that join us in our efforts through Community Supported Agriculture. More than 20 different vegetables, fruits and herbs are grown for the CSA. Families contribute between 4-16 hours per year to the CSA either by helping at the farm during the weekly harvests or on the Core Group which guides decision-making, holds member events, conducts the annual survey, coordinates the distribution sites and keeps the CSA running smoothly. We welcome you to join our community of happy eaters!
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.
At Hedgewood Farms, our mission is to provide premium quality beef, pork, poultry, eggs and produce, practicing humane and sustainable regenerative farming. We provide families with real, healthy and delicious whole food choices. Local farmer, 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 primarily Scottish Highland, 100% grass fed and finished. Our hogs, broilers and egg layers are fed 100% organic grain and raised on pasture helping restore land health and encouraging biodiversity. Our farm includes a small market garden that follows organic practices.
We are a small family owned, two-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 souffle's made from only the finest ingredients. We were 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 on a 2008 project titled "Incredible Crop Yields From Small Urban Spaces," have shown our gardens with KC Urban Farms and Gardens Tours in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, and were an Entrepreneur SE Slow Money Speaker in 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"
We are teaching farm, we are here to teach people how to grow it themselves
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.
Nutrient dense food hyper local. Carbon farming plan sare grant.
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. Home Delivery 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.
Process of putting in a brand new building to increase a production. Expanding and embarking on an education campaign. Workshops and farm camps. It’s been on his mind for a long time to contact us about doing education for kids.
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.
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. Using a unique no-till growing method, the farm produces high-quality, nutrient-dense food crops while enhancing the land and building rich soil. Through minimal tillage, compost applications, cover cropping, deep mulch, and animal rotations, we strive for biologically active soil. Due to increased soil health, our vegetable crops are never sprayed with pesticides or fungicides (including those approved for certified organic farms).
Farmers Brooke & Dan are known for their tenacity, rebellion (yes we've broken a few rules over the years!!), and unyielding commitment to sustainability. As urban pioneers and radical homesteaders, the couple fought the city to obtain 13.5 acres of raw land just five miles east of the Country Club Plaza in 2010. With no water, no housing, no fences, and no electricity, this land posed a formidable challenge to its new stewards and set the stage for their life's work: to build a family and farmstead that produces and creates more than it consumes and destroys. Today, after many years of blood & sweat, URBAVORE is an edible oasis unique to Kansas City.
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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