Cobinsteinz Farm & Market

Cobinsteinz Farm & Market
John Cobine
10765 W 239TH ST
Bucyrus
KS
66013

Cobinsteinz Farm is an organic vegetable farm that focuses on sustainable practices and growing methods with an emphasis on heirloom and unique varieties. Established in 1996, we were the first to introduce multiple varieties of heirloom tomatoes to the Kansas City area.
Our small garden is packed with more than 15,000 plants consisting of hundreds of varieties. Some are direct seed and some are transplants that we start from seed in our own facilities. Thorough the years, we have grown more than 1000 varieties of tomatoes and each year we “test” 20 to 40 more. Sensibly, we settled on our 100 favorites that we try to keep available each year and we bring back a few past varieties each year too. This year, we will have around 150 varieties to choose from varying in ALL sizes, colors, and shapes totaling over 4000 plants. We believe that quality is more important than quantity so we are not particularly fans of hybrid tomatoes. We will have more than 100 varieties of hot, sweet, and mild chilies and peppers making up around 1200 plants. We will have more than 20 varieties of squash and small melons, not to mention a few thousand string beans of numerous varieties.
Okra is making a big come-back, so we will be planting around 800 plants this year as we only grew 400 last year and sold out every week. To round us out, we will grow around 8000 cucumber vines to keep up with and hopefully sustain the growing demand for our cold packed pickles. If we have any cucumbers left over, we might even try to make some fresh pack pickles for long-term use.
We also make fresh salsa of the green and red types and we had a wonderful response to our guacamole for last year’s premier so it will be back too. If time allows, we hope to introduce another product or two for ready-to-eat enjoyment.
Over the winter, we built and finished a chicken coop and will have around 30 chickens by end of summer and perhaps an emu. If they are prolific, we will have eggs available. If they are not, we will have soup available.
We are in the process of re-purposing our cellar into a small mushroom farm and hope to introduce a few new varieties to the public along with some old favorites… but not buttons. WE love mushrooms so if there are any left, they too will be available publicly.
The farm is owned and operated by me, John Cobine, and my wife helps tell me what to do and where to go otherwise. Since her direction, along with my ambition, has me rather preoccupied, we hired a full-time employee last year. “Uncle Rico” is our garden GM extraordinaire. My daughter, Rachel, likes to help and eat more than help but she does help… eat… well. Dallas, the Dachshund/mini-pin mix and Peppers, the farm cat help with the vermin while Eleanor, the mastiff puppy, likes to destroy everything, dig holes, and must always have something in her mouth.
In the big effort to get all the plants in the ground every spring, we allow volunteers to help and usually hire a couple college students to work over the summer. Together, somehow, we manage to grow a bunch of stuff that tastes really good.

Most would say all the different varieties we grow and the quality of the produce! We often get asked what we are doing different than the other farmers because everyone exclaims that our tomatoes have that "true tomato flavor". Between all the products, we will have over 300 varieties. Over 150 tomatoes will make a new smile each week as they come in. We know it would be easier to use a greenhouse but we still grow in an open field because flavor and nutrients are given the most value. We irrigate with well water and organically fertilize on a regular schedule and that keeps the stuff juicy, rich, and delicious. Our growing and planting methods really help us extend the season and this is really challenging considering that we grow outside in an open field. In 2014, we had tomatoes for Thanksgiving! By the end of October, we were still picking 800 lbs a week. We will also be adding 20 varieties of Mushrooms and if eggs are doable, we will give them a go too.
heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, okra, melons, artisan squash, mushrooms, salsa, pickles
McGonigles on 79th and Ward Parkway - During the growing season, we set up our own Farmer's Market right in front of the store. You can also find our goods inside, in front of the meat counter and in the deli.
Terra Health and Wellness Market in Independence, MO
2 Pick Up locations - McGonigles at 79th and Ward Parkway and Capital Business Service at 83rd and Metcalf. We are planning on adding an addition pick up at Terra in Independence this year too depending on the demand in that area. Please let us know if you are interested in the Indepedence location or have any other suggestions.
We have several options for CSA - Starting at about $25 per week for individual and under $50 per week for families.
We also have options for Work Place and Organizations such as churches for group deliveries with a minimum order of only 5 deliveries to each location per week.
Summer - Amazing Tomatoes (200 varieties) including Beefsteak Varieties, oblongs, mini oblongs, cherry, Small and medium sized ranging from Bi-Color, striped, green, pink, red, black, and gold! Delicious crunchy small cucumbers, Loads of sweet peppers and and few hot peppers now and then, Tender Okra, String Beans of many colors flat and round, long and short, dozens of varieties of artisan squash, Homemade Salsa, Pickles, and quacamole. We have even came out with a line of hot sauces that are sure to please!
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