Kansas City Join a CSA: Proven to Change your Eating Habits

Mixed Vegetables Locally Grown Kansas City

Kansas City, want to change your eating habits to include more healthy vegetables? Research says that one easy way to eat healthier is to join a CSA. A scientific study proves that CSA membership has beneficial effects on participant’s eating habits. The study was conducted by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems researching Community Supported Agriculture […]

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Greenhouse End Wall Construction

snow greenhouse Independence Farm

We had hoped to get our greenhouse operational before the winter, but as usual, life happened. Baby came and mom was pretty incapacitated for a while. A lot of our CSA members came through in a pinch to help out with the extra work, but we didn’t get a chance to finish construction.  So we’ve […]

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An Inconvenient Harvest

Rooster Comb CSA Kansas City

He had it coming. I’d had my eye on him for quite some time.  This time, I couldn’t let him get off easy.  No, he’d done too much; he’d crossed the line.  He was going to regret every picking on my children! When I heard my son’s screams, I knew exactly who it was.  He’d […]

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Seed Starting at Redfearn Farm CSA in Independence!

Seeds in Flat CSA Kansas City

The first of many seeds for the 2014 Redfearn Farm CSA have been planted!  It’s exciting to finally be underway.  Once these plants germinate, I’ll start to feel a hint of spring even if there’s still snow on the ground.  We spent the afternoon planting leek, tomato and pepper seeds. This is a tiny portion […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Orzo

butternut squash orzo csa Kansas City

Butternut squash is one of our favorite vegetables because it can be stored all winter! The squash that I used for this recipe was harvested from our CSA in September and is just as good now as it was then. Butternut squash have a slightly sweet flavor and can be prepared many, many different ways […]

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Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

stuffed peppers, organic, blue springs, gluten free

Since we grow all these garden-fresh vegetables that you too can enjoy by joining our CSA, we don’t buy vegetables from the grocery store, but instead eat fresh or preserved foods from the farm.  One great way to preserve the bountiful harvest from your Where the Redfearn Grows Natural Farms  Community Supported Agriculture share is […]

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Free Range Chickens Must be Fed so Coffee Must Wait

Free Range Chicken in Snow in Kansas City, Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit

22 degrees and snowing here in Independence, MO at Where the Redfearn Grows Natural Farms.  It’s a perfect afternoon to curl up with a warm cup of coffee and read a book, but farm work must come first.  We’ve got free range chickens, ducks, guinea hens, a goat and a couple dogs that need their […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wraps

Roasted Sweet Potato Wrap Organic Farm, Vegetables, Free Range Eggs, CSA, Independence, Kansas City, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lee's Summit

This afternoon, when I was contemplating what to make for dinner at the last minute, I thought of the remaining crates of sweet potatoes waiting in our basement and remember reading about sweet potato tacos somewhere.  It sounded good to me, but wasn’t sure if the farmer husband would like another one of my wacky […]

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Driveway Ice Meets a Fiery End in the Kansas City Area

Kansas City Flame Weeder

So what does a vegetable farmer do in the Kansas City area on snowy days in February?  Watch to find out: http://youtu.be/07Vynbwj2Fc Got to get the ice off the driveway before the guests arrive, but it just won’t chip off with the shovel.  How about a 500,000 BTU/hr weed burner?  We use the Red Dragon Flame […]

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