Kansas City’s Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City is home to more than 30 farmers markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to the City Market with more than 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals. If you are new to the world of the farmers market, this simple guide will get you started!

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What to Bring to the Farmers Market:

  • Comfortable shoes and bottled water
  • Shopping bags (Some vendors provide them, but it’s always good to reuse.)
  • Cash in small bills (Many vendors do accept credit cards or checks; however, many do not.) 
  • Wheels! If you plan to purchase large quantities of produce, a wagon or cart will come in handy.
  • Coolers with ice if you’re concerned about berries, cheeses and other new purchases arriving home fresh after a day in the summer sun.

Farmers Market Shopping Tips:

  • Know what is in season. Read farmers market sites and Facebook pages before you head out for "in season tips."
  • Shop early in the day for the freshest produce OR shop late in the day for the best bargains.
  • Let the kids choose something new. Encourage your children to choose a new fruit or vegetable to try. It helps broaden the horizons of young taste buds and teaches kids to explore. They’ll enjoy eating food from a farmer they personally meet!
  • Get to know vendors. “Take time to walk the entire market before making your purchases. Observe and talk to the other customers to see which vendors are the most popular and reliable. Most importantly, ask questions. Who grew the product and where did it come from? How was it grown?” says Tim Sullivan of Sullivan’s Greenhouse. “Many vendors supplement their offerings with products purchased from who-knows-where. Some vendors don't produce anything they sell. It takes time to get to know your vendors. If you aren't satisfied with something you bought, let the vendor know about it the next week. His response will tell you a lot about him.”

Key to Kansas City's Farmers Markets:

* = Small farmers market (10 tables or fewer)
**= Medium farmers market (11-50 tables)
***= Large farmers market (50 tables or more)

Kansas City Area Farmers Markets:

107th Street Farmers Market*
Year-round: Saturday, 10am-1pm, Grand Court Retirement Center, 107th & Wornall, Kansas City, MO.
Features: Organic produce, plants, soaps, jewelry, organic meats, goat’s milk, eggs and baked goods. 


Baldwin City Farmers Market **
April to October Sat:7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 520 High St. Market, Baldwin City, KS
Features: Traditional farmers market.


Bannister Federal Complex Farmers Market **
June-October: Tuesday, 10:30-1:30, Bannister Federal Complex Parking Lot, 2306 E Bannister Rd, Kansas City, MO
Features: Traditional farmers market.


Belton Farmers Market **
June  - Sept. : Thursday evenings, 4:00-7:00, Belton Farmer's Market, provided by Belton Community Projects, Inc. at Belton's Memorial Park, 602 Maurer Parkway. Guests can find fresh produce, baked goods and homemade items. Weather permitting.  
Features: Traditional farmers market.


Blue Springs Downtown Farmers Market **
First weekend of May-first weekend of October: Saturday, 7:00-Noon, downtown Blue Springs, 11th & Main, Blue Springs, MO.
Features: Homegrown fruits, vegetables and plants and hand-made crafts, plus weekly classes for adults and children.


Briarcliff Village: Green Acres Farmers Market *
May 7 through September 24: Thursdays, 3:00-6:00, Briarcliff Village, 4151 N. Mulberry Dr., Kansas City, MO, www.briarcliffvillagekc.com
Features: Fresh-picked produce; salsas & jams; natural meats; specialty products; demos at GreenAcres; plants, flowers & herbs; specialty burgers inside on the GreenAcres Grill; live music and so much more!


Brookside Farmers Market **
April 15-October: Saturday, 8:00-1:00, Border Star Montessori School, 63rd & Wornall, Kansas City, MO.
Features: Fresh Produce ~ Sustainably Farmed Meats ~ Shoots and Sprouts ~ Vegan Baked Goods ~ Handcrafted Kitchen Utensils ~ Locally Roasted Single-Origin Coffee


Cass County Farmers Market **
May-October: Wednesday, 3:00-7:00 and Saturday, 7:30-Noon, Family Center's Parking lot in Front of the Movie Theater close to I-49 (old US HWY 71) and M-291., Harrisonville, MO.
Features: Traditional farmers market.


City Market ***
Year-round: Saturday, 7:00-3:30 and Sunday, 8:00-3:30, 20 E. 5th St., Kansas City, MO, www.thecitymarket.org
Features: With more than 140 vendor stalls, this is the largest farmers market in the KC area. Bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, fresh baked goods, pastries, honey, flowers and crafts made by local artisans are for sale. The market also hosts festivals and special events year-round. Visit the City Market website for a comprehensive list of what’s in season and tips for choosing produce.
Bonus: Consider visiting the Steamboat Arabia Museum or Breakout KC while you're there!


Drumm Farm Farmers Market**
March-September: Saturday, 8am-4pm, Drumm Farm, Independence, MO.
Features: Drumm staff and children plant a 4-acre garden and care for livestock. Children on campus participate in farm operations, giving them an opportunity to learn valuable life skills. The public is invited to shop at Drumm Market to help teach these skills to the children.


Gladstone Farmers Market **
Winter Market: Alternating Saturdays Nov-April inside the lobby of the Heights, Linden Square at 601 NE 70th Street.
Summer Market: May - October Wed. 2-6 pm; Sat 7am-noon, 7117 N. Prospect at the Gladstone Hy-Vee, Gladstone, MO.
Features: Purchase all your favorite farmers market goods including produce, farm-raised beef of all varieties, fresh eggs, jams & jellies and baked goods. Cool weather produce includes spinach, radish, lettuce, kale, greens, beets and much more.


Grandview Farmers Market *
Late May-October: Saturday, 7:30am-12:30pm, Main & 8th, Grandview, MO.
Features: Traditional farmers market.


Independence Farmers Market **

May - Oct Saturdays 6 a.m.- 1p.m. and June - Oct Wednesdays 6 a.m.-1p.m. Located just South of the Historic Independence Square at the northwest corner of West Walnut Street and South Liberty Street, Independence, MO.
Features: Along with produce, plants, jams, jellies, and baked goods, salsa, BBQ sauces, peppered jams, pickles, pasteurized cheeses, and meats will be allowed at the market!

Kansas City Kansas Farmers Market ***
June - Oct: The KCK Farmers' Market operates THREE locations in Wyandotte County: Tuesdays
2220 Central Ave., 7:30 am-sellout;  Wednesdays 6th and Barnett, 7:30am-sellout; Thursdays  Campus Blvd & Argentine Ln., 7:30am-sellout.
Features: Organic local products, including produce, specialty meats, honey, edible flowers, herbs, grains, artisan breads and pies, eggs and more.


Kansas City Organics Farmers Market *
May-October: Saturday, 8:00-12:30, Minor Park, just east of Holmes on Red Bridge Road (111th Street), Kansas City, MO.
Features: Organic family farmers offer fresh picked, locally grown produce, natural specialty meats, honey, edible flowers, herbs, grains, artisan breads and pies, eggs, fresh brewed "fair trade" coffee and more. Vendors continue to pioneer eco-products, with organic hand-made bar soaps and body care items, hand made cards, wood crafts, and candles.


Leavenworth Farmers Market **
Saturdays, May 6th, 2017 through September 30th, 2017, 7:00 AM. until 12:00 Noon. Saturdays, October 1st, 2017 through October 28th, 2017, 8:00 AM. until 12:00 Noon. 
Wednesdays, May 10th, 2017 through September 27th, 2017, 3:00 PM. until 6:00 PM. , corner of 7th & Cherokee, Leavenworth, KS.
Features: Traditional farmers market with fresh and local products.


Lee’s Summit Farmers Market **
April-November: Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00-sold out, corner of 2nd & Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO.
Features: 50 vendors featuring a variety of fresh produce, plants, meat, baked goods, handmade goods and much more. 


Liberty Farmers Market **
May-October: Wednesdays from 7:00 AM to Noon at Feldman's,1332 W Kansas St, Liberty, MO.
Features: All produce is locally grown on farms around the Northland, not shipped in from a thousand miles away!  Market sells fruits and vegetables throughout the season to sate your appetite.


Martin City Farmers Market *
Saturdays through the summer, 8:00-sold out, 135th & Holmes, Martin City, MO
Features: Local farmers sell fresh produce.


Merriam Farmers Market **
May-October: Saturday, 7:00-1:00, and June 7 - August 30 Wednesday, 5:00-8:00pm at Merriam Marketplace, 5572 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS.
Features: Traditional farmers market with special events and concerts throughout the season.


Mission Farm and Flower Market **
May-October: Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 5613 Johnson Drive (Johnson Drive & Reeds Road - Across from Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop, west of Capitol Federal) Mission, 
Features: Traditional farmers market with special events and food trucks throughout the season.


Olathe Farmers Market **

Saturdays from April 29 to October 21: Operating from 7:30 a.m. until items are sold. and Wednesdays from May 10 to September 19: Operating from 7:30 a.m. until items are sold. Locations: Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd. and Black Bob Park, 14500 W 151st St., Field One

Features: Locally grown fresh produce and/or plants and fresh flowers. The intent of the market is to offer primarily for retail sale only produce that can be grown in this geographic area and is not refined and/or made into another product. This market is not intended to operate as a wholesale outlet.


Overland Park Farmers Market **
April 15-November: Saturday, 6:30-sold out and Wednesday (Summer and Fall), 7:30-sold out, Marty between 79th and 80th, Overland Park, KS.
Features: Produce from local growers, fresh pies, gourmet pasta, locally baked breads and other specialty items. Many special events offered throughout the season.

Paola Farmers Market **
May 20- August 19, 2017: Saturday, 7:30-11:00, Park Square, Downtown Paola, KS. Note: Except  June 10 - Paola Car Show and August 26- Paola Roots Festival - NO MARKET these 2 Saturdays
Features: Traditional farmers market with dozens of local vendors of produce, meat and homemade items.


Parkville Farmers Market **
April 30-October 29: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m and  June 15-September 14 Wednesday from noon - 4pm, English Landing Park, Parkville, MO.
Features: Fresh baked goods, honey, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Special events are also offered throughout the season.


Peculiar Farmers Market *
May-October: Wed. 3-7pm, parking lot at W. Center & S. Main, Peculiar, MO, www.peculiarmarket.com
Features: The market will feature farmers, vendors, craftsmen and artists selling products that are grown, raised and produced within a 100 mile radius of the market. 


Raymore Original Town Farmers Market *
June-September: Tuesday evenings, 4:00-7:00, 200 block of S. Washington, behind First Baptist Church, Raymore, MO
Features: Local vendors.


Raytown Farmers Market **
May-November: Thursday, 3:00-6:00  and Saturday, 9:00-1:00, 6210 Raytown Rd., Raytown, MO.
Features: Shop local, producer only vendors, enjoy eating fresh baked goods, while listening to local musicians and relax.


Rosedale Farms Farmers Market*
May 14 - Sept. Sundays 10:00am-2pm at Commerce Bank 4020 Rainbow Blvd. KC, KS.
Features: Traditional Market

Shawnee Farmers Market **
May - Oct, Saturday, 7:00-sold out, Shawnee City Hall parking lot, 11110 Johnson Dr., Shawnee KS.
Features: Locally grown fresh produce, eggs, jams, honey, bread, baked goods, crafts, etc.


Spring Hill Farmers Market **
May-September: Saturday, 7:30-11:00, Spring Hill Elementary School parking lot, S. Webster near 215th Street, Spring Hill, KS.
Features: All items for sale are home grown, home made or hand crafted within 50 miles of our community


Weston Farmers Market **
May-September: Saturday, 7:00-sold out, adjacent to City Hall on Main Street, Weston, MO.
Features: Locally grown produce and homemade items. Other items include baked goods, honey, goat’s milk soap, candles, hostas, tomato plants, water plants, herbs, homemade stationery, bedding plants, eggs from free range chickens, beeswax, etc.


Zona Rosa Farmers Market **
June-August: Thursday, 5:00-8:00, Zona Rosa Breezeway, northwest corner of I-29 & Barry Road, Kansas City, MO.
Features: Fresh produce, homemade jams, honey, homemade soaps, breads, herbs and more.


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