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|Urbavore Urban Farm|
What a weekend! Long and great.
Here’s a quick whirlwind: Mumford & Sons concert + getting our car towed, cleaning house + baking vegan banana chocolate chip muffins, Urbavore grand opening + lemon snow cones, good friend in town + taking her to the airport, church, eating with friends, more snow cones, seeing Forks over Knives + chickpea burgers for dinner.
Urbavore Urban Farm
Urbavore is located at 5500 Bennington Avenue in east Kansas City, and is a branch off of farmers Brooke Salvaggio and Daniel Heryer’s BADSEED Friday night market. Their new farm stand will be open on Saturday afternoons.
Per their website, Urbavore is “working to create an “edible oasis” that brings organic growth, sustainable life, and creative solutions to a city neighborhood”.
There was a lot to explore on their 13.5 acre property, which is located only 7 miles from their downtown Kansas City storefront. Brooke and Daniel are on the way to creating a “wholly sustainable, off-grid farmstead that includes an organic orchard, heritage livestock, and alternative infrastructure”.
Some pictures from around the farm …
Where the “little chickens” live:
Most of them were hanging out underneath the trailer.
A little ways away from the trailer is another chicken house were the “big chickens” were hanging out:
And then the huge, awesome vegetable garden:
Look at that delicious looking kale! So much of it, yum!
And to add to the excitement, Fresher than Fresh was there, serving their snow cones farmers-market style.
It was just about 100 degrees on Saturday, so by the time we had walked around the farm, we were more than ready for something cool and thirst-quenching!
Lemon snow cones perfectly refreshed us. The herbs inside the cones were fresh from Urbavore’s farm. It was absolutely delicious, perfect way to end a walk around the farm.
Along with their expanded farm grand opening was the beginning of their city-wide compost drop-off. We plan to start our own compost eventually, but until then, we’re glad to have a place to bring our scraps. We know they will be put to good use, and not simply wasted!
Basically, we love what Brooke and Daniel are doing and I’m glad we got to check it out! We’ll be frequenting Urbavore from now on.
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Authors: KC Magazine