The surprise of having children with food allergies prompted us to explore organic food production 6 years ago. We both grew up on farms with extensive gardens, so returning to farming was a no-brainer. What a positive difference it has made in our family, and the families of our members. We sell a full range of vegetables and several fruits through our CSA program and 4 markets: the Brookside Farmer's Market on Saturdays, the Lee's Summit Downtown Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and indoors at City Center Square at 1100 Main, KCMO on Thursdays during lunch. We occasionally attend BadSeed Market during the winter. This year, we will be growing from a list of approx. 400 varieties. We are certified organic, growing good food without pesticides, using sustainable soil practices including minimum-till, crop rotation, cover crops, and on-site composting. Last year we added vermicomposting and honey bees. This year we are joining forces with two neighbors, who will add non-gmo free range brown eggs, and free-range, chemical free beef, pork and chicken. We are also exploring a relationship with another neighbor to add lamb.
We are always looking for new patrons who appreciate fresh, local, delicious food! Also seeking interns, groups interested in farm tours, volunteers, and other like minded folk.
We love growing heirlooms, especially tomatoes. We extend our growing season with the use of high tunnels and row covers, so we have produce available 12 months of the year. Winter produce includes storage veggies, canned goods, fresh greens, eggs, beef, pork, and chicken, and root crops. Our natural grown flower bouquets have been used for weddings, parties, and banquets. We also rent a farm house on the property for interns, farm managers, or small families. Please inquire!
Season: Year round
Type: single farm
# of Shares: 100
Share Prices: While we offer a partial and full traditional share ($18/$25 per week) we offer a unique debit style system that allows the utmost of flexibility. Buy what you want, when you want from our market booths. Options start as low as $200 for the year, althou
Work Req? No
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Schedule and Location:
1 of 5: Farmers Community Market at Brookside
8am - 1pm Saturdays starting April 20th.
2 of 5: Lee's Summit Downtown Farmer's Market 7am to 11:30 on Saturdays starting mid-April
3 of 5: Lee's Summit Downtown Farmers Market
7am to sellout Wednesdays, starting mid April
4 of 5: City Center Square at 1100 Main, KCMO on Thursdays, year round from 11am to 2pm (but not weekly)
5 of 5: Deliveries in Oak Grove; Dropoff in Grain Valley; and pickup at the farm in Odessa also all available.
We wholesale any of our products, as there is interest, mainly selling to restaurants, local markets, and small grocery stores.
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Pulses (beans, peas & lentils)
- Amish Paste Tomato
- Aunt Ruby's German Green Tomato
- Beaver Dam Pepper
- Cherokee Purple Tomato
- Fish Pepper
- German Pink Tomato
- Green Striped Cushaw
- Ivis White Cream Sweet Potato
- Jimmy Nardello's Sweet Italian Frying pepper
- Makah Ozette Potato
- Orange Oxheart Tomato
- Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter Tomato
- Sibley Squash
- Speckled Lettuce
- Sudduth Strain Brandywine Tomato