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.
New Roots for Refugees is a 4-year training program for refugee farmers. Over the course of the program, farmers learn the skills to successfully run their own small farming business. 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.
The most valuable part is the cultural exchange that comes from the farm. A plant can last a season a vegetable can last a week but knowledge learned from one another never expires.
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.
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.
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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We support healthy in every way. Well-rounded farm dedicated to overall health.
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.