Summer Guide Farmers Markets
Meet farmers and build a collective consciousness on Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m. through November 19 at 1909 McGee in the Crossroads. Find local organic fruits, veggies, baked goods, eggs and free-range meats. See badseedfarm.com for a list of vendors and events, as well as classes on oyster mushroom cultivation, herbalism and other topics.
From 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through September 30, find local and organic produce, meats, coffee, baked goods, soaps, crafts, jams and homemade furniture from more than 20 vendors in front of Green Acres Market (4175 North Mulberry Drive). Live music, grilled buffalo burgers and cooking demonstrations round out the experience, now in its third season, off U.S. Highway 169 and Northwest Briarcliff Parkway. Call 816-746-0010, ext. 206, for more information.
The farmers market at Fifth and Walnut has been going strong since 1857. Now there are more than 30 full-time merchants at the market year-round and more than 140 vendor stalls on weekends, rain or shine. Produce, baked goods, jewelry, honey, crafts, flowers and other products are sold from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The market hosts downtown’s only community yard sale starting at 9 a.m. Fridays and Sundays. Free parking and valet service are available, and SNAP/EBT cards are accepted. Go to thecitymarket.org for information on vendors, festivals and other events.
Vendors sell fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and other items at the corner of Second and Douglas streets every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until sellout, through November 6. Call 816-246-6598 or see downtownls.org/events.php for more information.
Local and gourmet produce, flowers, fresh pies, locally baked bread and other products are for sale on Marty between 79th and 80th streets from 7:30 a.m. to sellout every Wednesday through September, and from 6:30 a.m. to sellout every Saturday through October. Find an entertainment schedule and vendor list at downtownop.org/farmers_market.html.
This market specializes in heirloom tomatoes, gluten-free breads, sustainable whole-bean coffees, grass-fed beef and organic strawberries, among other items, as well as monthly festivals, kids’ activities, live music and cooking demonstrations. It’s open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Border Star Montessori School, 63rd Street and Wornall. Find information on vendors, vegetable freezing instructions and a schedule of events at farmerscommunitymarket.com.
From 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays through the end of October, find starter plants, baked goods, homemade salad dressings, jams, jellies and produce at Northeast 70th and North Locust streets. Call 816-423-4110 for more information.
This year-round farmers market is located just south of Interstate 435 at 107th Street and Wornall, in the parking lot at the Grand Court Assisted Living Center. Find seasonal local produce, duck eggs, plants, mushrooms, homemade breads, soaps, lotions, farm-fresh canned goods and other products every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 816-966-9446 for additional details.
Crafts and fresh, locally grown produce, plants and flowers are on sale from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through September. The market is located in the parking lot of the Pavilions at Hartman Heritage, off Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway in Independence. Call 816-252-8860 for more information.
Vendors sell fresh flowers, baked goods, vegetables, fruits, honey, jams and jellies every Saturday through October 30 at downtown Liberty’s historic Courthouse Square (along Franklin, Main, Kansas and Water streets). The market runs from 7 a.m. until noon. For driving directions and other information, go to historicdowntownliberty.org/farmersmarket.html or call 816-781-3575.
For the past 30 years, handcrafted products and locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers have been available at this market in historic downtown Independence. It’s open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sellout) through October, on the northwest corner of Truman and Main. Call 816-252-8860 for more information.
Find fresh-picked local produce, natural meats, honey, edible flowers, eggs, eco-products and other items from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at Minor Park (just east of Holmes on Red Bridge Road) and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Park Place (117th Street and Nall) through mid-October. For e-mail updates and more information, see kcorganics.com or call 816-444-3663.
More than 80 vendors, including growers, bakers, ranchers and craftspeople, contribute to this three-day-a-week market that claims to be the oldest in the state of Kansas. Get seasonal fruits and vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers, meats, eggs, jellies, baked goods, soaps and dog treats from 7 to 11 a.m. every Saturdays through November 20 (in the parking lot between Eighth and Ninth streets, and between New Hampshire and Rhode Island). Through the end of October, visit a Tuesday Market from 4 to 6 p.m. (on Vermont between 10th and 11th streets) and a Thursday Market from 4 and 6 p.m. (at the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa). Vendors accept Vision cards and debit cards with a $20 minimum purchase. See lawrencefarmersmarket.com.
Located at 5740 Merriam Drive, this market offers melons, tomatoes, flowering baskets, herbs, annuals and perennials, baked goods, artwork and other items from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 9. Go to merriam.org for event and entertainment schedules and vendor information.
In its fifth season, this market runs through October 1, rain or shine, in Caboose Park at the intersection of Armour and Howell. Find produce, local honey, gourmet prepackaged meals, salsa, cheese, eggs, nuts, pastas, potted and bedding plants, crafts and jewelry from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m every Friday. Go to nkcbusinesscouncil.com or call 816-472-7700 for more information.
Vendors are selected by invitation only at this market, which is open from 8 a.m. until sellout every Saturday through October 16 (except September 11, when the market is closed for Old Settlers Celebration) and from 3 p.m. until sellout every Wednesday through September 29, at 200 West Santa Fe in downtown Olathe. See olatheks.org/ParksRec/Quicklinks/Farmers or call 913-971-6263 for more information.
At downtown Parkville’s English Landing Park (First Street and Main), there are free-range eggs, assorted produce, lamb, local honey, heirloom vegetables, potted herbs, gourds, jams and jellies, and jerky every Saturday from 7 a.m. until sellout and every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. The market runs through October. For more information, call 816-330-3279 or e-mail email@example.com.
This Kansas City, Kansas, community market is held at 340 Southwest Boulevard (near the intersection with Rainbow) from 12 to 4 p.m. every Sunday, rain or shine, through October 17. A project of the Rosedale Ministerial Alliance Healthy Kids Initiative, it features kids’ and family activities, accepts SNAP/EBT cards, and participates in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. See rosedalefarmersmarket.com or call 913-645-7826 for more information.
Find produce, arts and crafts, preserves and jams, honey and baked goods from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday through October in the City Hall parking lot at 11110 Johnson Drive. Call 913-248-2360 or go to shawneetown.org for more details.
>Local and organic fruits and vegetables (including blackberries, peaches, carrots, peppers and peas), plus herbs (including mint), and meat from KC Buffalo Company are available at the corner of Linwood and Troost from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through September. Go to troostmarket.org or call 816-797-1327 for vendor information, event listings and market updates.
Find fresh, organic veggies grown by neighborhood young people at the corner of 52nd Street and the Paseo, from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through late October. Call 816-444-5788 or see troostwoodyouthgarden.info for the story of the garden and for more information.
Open to the public, this market on Truman Medical Center’s Hospital Hill campus (on the east side of 23rd Street and Charlotte) sells fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday through September. Call 816-404-3527 for more information.
Midtown’s only weekday market, formerly on 39th Street, has a new name and a new location. Organic and sustainably grown produce, herbs, flowers and beef, as well as barbecue sauce, non-dairy cheese, fire-roasted salsas and other items are now sold at the northwest corner of Westport Road and Wyoming from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through October 6. See farmersmarketkc.org for additional details.
In the breezeway between Victoria’s Secret and Hot Topic, vendors sell produce, jams, local honey, handmade soaps, breads and herbs from 4 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday through September. Zona Rosa is located at 8640 North Dixson Avenue, off Interstate 29 and Barry Road. Go to zonarosa.com/eventscalendar.cfm for more information.