Natural vs Organic...what is the difference?
Our growers are committed to providing the freshest possible, and delicious produce to the St. Joseph and Greater Kansas City community. We combine efforts with several additional growers to offer seasonal selections. Some growers are certified “organic.” The designation “organic” is owned and awarded, by the USDA. The irony of “organic” is that organic products can be mass produced on large industrial farms, whereas farms that are not certified organic can produce wholesome and healthy food using natural methods that will sustain the farm’s productivity for generations.
In simplest terms, sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. This form of agriculture enables us to produce healthful food without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same.
Do you accept SNAP EBT cards?
Yes, we welcome SNAP purchases. To order one of our weekly Home Cooking Mealkits just come by the market to place your order.
We love to reduce waste. Feel free to return your empty box to us when you pick up your next order. We use 100% bio-degradable grocery bags. You may also purchase Reusable shopping bags from the Market or provide your own.
Become a Vendor
If you are a local small batch artisan or farmer interested in having your product in the market just give us a call or email us. All vendors must be in compliance with all federal, state, county and city rules that apply to their products. firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the Weekend Meal Box?
Every weekend we offer a Home Cooking Meal kit with all of your ingredients and instructions. This is an extension of our fresh food market and require no subscription. Each week we feature a different recipe. Each box is filled with a variety of super fresh produce and quality ingredients to prepare a tasty meal. Spices and sauces are pre-measured for you. Each box is enough for a family, or 4 servings. Box prices change according to the recipe but are typically $25. Each box is hand packed and may vary.
What is the Farm Box?
Aka CSA or Community Supported Agriculture box. Each week we work with local farmers to curate the freshest farm box of fruits and vegetables. Easily customize your box and add items such as coffee, bread, eggs and more. Boxes are available for weekly pre-order during the local growing season from April thru November. Boxes come in various sizes filled with a variety of super fresh produce (about 6-10 different vegetables in a regular size box), enough for a family of 2-3 people. We pre-pack your boxes with a cross-section of whatever is being harvested from the fields that week. Want to trade an item? Just let us know. You can even add any of our other in store products. Each box is unique and may vary.
What happens if I have an allergy to a certain item in my meal box?
If you have an allergy or simply do not like a particular produce item, please let us know and we will help you find a substitute for that item. Availability depends on our growers supply.