Merriam (Kansas) Organic Farmers Market Merriam (KS) Organic Farmers Market

MERRIAM ORGANIC MARKET

will no longer operate at

The Merriam Farmer's Marketplace

M.O.M. is looking for a permanent indoor/outdoor site nearby,
and we will not re-open until we have set up in our new facility.
Future plans include a licensed 100-mile Kitchen
(to process, prepare & preserve foods for year-round consumption),
4-6 day-per-week operation, and full-time staff.

CLICK HERE for the listings of our
Growers
/ Other Vendors / Edutainment, Music...


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Merriam Organic Market - Slow down for M.O.M. on Tuesdays

If you are already a locavore and you understand the greening process being applied to Kansas City's Local Food, you are ahead of the game. In Merriam (Kansas), we're providing local shoppers and Kansas City commuters a new Farmers Market alternative.

Maybe you just haven't heard of Slow Food, The 100-Mile Diet, or How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, One Bite at a Time... come to learn (and SHOP) at Merriam Organic (Farmers) Market (M.O.M.).

It isn't a supermarket and it isn't a regular farmer's market, so SLOW DOWN and take an exit from your rush hour.  See what our SLOW FOOD is all about and discover more of what we have to offer this community.

Personal solutions to the Omnivore's Dilemma are presented by M.O.M.'s food vendors:

  • Local organically-grown, natural & sustainably-grown fresh greens & vegetables, plantings, seeds, honey, fruits, herbs, nuts & other garden produce IN-SEASON.  Heirloom varieties from select vendors will also be provided.

  • Bread of Life Bakery will provide whole-grain and GLUTEN-FREE baked goods.

  • Local free-range meats (we'll have beef, pork, chicken, emu, lamb, mutton, buffalo and other meat for sale IN-SEASON, when available) on a weekly basis.  Our local meat producers will be on hand with select cuts, ground meats and assorted bundles shrink-wrapped and hard-frozen to take home and prepare yourself.  See our meat producer's web sites and pre-order (at least a day or two in advance) to ensure that you find what you need at market.
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  • Bar-B-Que products are planned for our market - our local meats, prepared by local barbeque chefs, will become slow-smoked and slow-grilled delicacies to be served up & packaged for sale. When our chef's are on-hand, you'll be able to come in for take-home meals, a picnic in the park (nearby), or to eat on-the-spot. (NOTE: Grass-fed beef is extremely lean and requires longer cooking time over a slow flame.  Patience on the grill is of paramount importance for all of our meats, and our Educational BBQ will provide some pointers along with ready-to-eat picnic and take-home fare).
        We are seeking an experienced (licensed in Kansas) local Bar-B-Que Chef/caterer to SLOW-COOK our local meats and provide delicious provender to our customers on a regular basis (M.O.M.'s Concession Application is available upon request).  The ideal applicant will commit to weekly food prep, long-term cross-promotions and product sales mechanisms (including M.O.M.'s CSA), seasonal outdoor food service on-site at M.O.M.'s pavilion (including cooking demos), educating customers, and working closely with our market's meat suppliers.


  • Local Organic & Free-Range Eggs (when available).

  • Local arts & crafts will be featured, and we'll have entertainment, music & educational materials of all kinds.

  • Local musicians will (on occasion) provide some acoustic flavor to your evening.

  • Green businesses and organizations are welcome to apply as vendors - others may supply information and educational literature.

  • Coming soon
    :

  • Pre-Ordering - online/FAX/phone services - will be available, starting in June. Check with select vendors to confirm availability & pricing - place your order - pick-up from M.O.M.!

  • M.O.M.'s 50-week CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is on hold for 2009 - a 100-Mile Kitchen will be part of the new market's evolution. Corporate (multi-eater) produce/meal drop-offs can be arranged.

  • Merriam Organic Market, Inc. is a registered non-profit corporation, run as a Kansas local organic food marketing & promotional endeavor
    - we are a small-business incubator-in-the-making, and we welcome more local gardeners, farmers, ranchers, growers, green businesses & artists to join our group. Applications for growers and artisans are available online on our signup pages. For more information, send e-mail to SHOP@MerriamOrganicMarket.org

    Merriam Organic Market
    913-620-8427

    Merriam (Kansas)
      Organic
    Farmers
        Market

    Who is your favorite local organic grower? Your favorite local artist or green entrepreneur?
    LET THEM KNOW...
    There is room on M.O.M.'s team
    .

    Join us for our next organizational meeting - contact Dave at 913-620-8427 for more info about M.O.M. or to discuss green promotions.

    Join our Google Group for weekly
    market updates and public topics


    For more information,
    call Dave @ 913-620-8427

    Market Day Traffic: Avoid the traffic slow-downs at Johnson Drive by entering Merriam Drive from Shawnee Mission Parkway (56) just WEST of the the highway. << CLICK FOR ROUTE MAP


    Disclaimer: Merriam Organic Market is a registered non-profit organization, and it (M.O.M.) should not be confused with the Saturday market operations of the Merriam Farmers Marketplace

    Merriam Parks & Recreation
    Merriam Marketplace -
    Farmers' Market (Saturdays)
    Merriam Parks and Recreatiobn



    Most of our food producers are members
    of The Kansas City Food Circle - see the 2008 Directory of Local Organic and
    Free Range Food Producers

    at
    www.KCFoodCircle.org

    Kansas City Food Circle

    M.O.M. is just one* of a number of
    Featured Farmers Markets in the
    Kansas City Food Circle Directory

    * We are (were) the ONLY one in Kansas
    (as of May, 2008)


    Local Business Associates:

    5406 Johnson Dr, Mission, KS
    (913) 362-9292

    Grace Haverkamp CLU AIC
    Farm Bureau Financial Services
    (saving us $$ on marketplace insurance)
    5605 SW Barrington CT S
    Topeka, KS 66614
    785-271-1216 Office
    785-271-1990 Fax

    KKFI Community Radio 90.1 FM
    KC Strings- Full Service Violin Shop

    Park Place Gifts (Overland Park, KS)


    M.O.M.'s Vendor Sign-up
    and Fee Payment Links



    Merriam Organic Market is run as a
    non-profit endeavor, a small-business incubator-in-the-making. All incoming proceeds pay for marketplace rental, insurance, promotional fees and other operating expenses.
    Join us, and help to make ours a greener world, one bite at a time.


     

     

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