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 / Grand Court 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: Baked goods, Arts & crafts, Flowers, Eggs, Herbs, Vegetables, Honey, Jams
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, Belton, MO. Weather permitting.
Features: Find fresh produce, baked goods and homemade items from local vendors.
Blue Springs Downtown Farmers Market **
First weekend of May-last weekend of October: Saturday, 7:00-Noon, downtown Blue Springs, 11th & Main, Blue Springs, MO.
Features: Home grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and many other items that are grown or made by hand.
Briarcliff Village: Green Acres Farmers Market *
Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Sundays 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, 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 14-November: open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October and 9 a.m. to 12 noon in November, at 63rd & Wornall, Kansas City, MO.
Features: organic, local, vendor-only market where you will find just-picked, farm-fresh vegetables and herbs, bright flowers, delicious meats, eggs from free-range chickens, freshly prepared breads and baked goods including many vegan and gluten-free items, fresh juices, and a place to sit and take in the scene.
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: April-October Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday Mini Market 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (June-August). November-March Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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.
Bonus: Consider visiting the Steamboat Arabia Museum or Breakout KC while you're there!
Drumm Farm Farmers Market**
March-September: Saturday, 8am-Noon, Drumm Farm 3210 S Lee's Summit Road, 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. South of the Historic Independence Square at the northwest corner of West Walnut Street and South Liberty Street.
Features: Along with the produce, plants, jams, jellies, and baked goods, salsa, BBQ sauces, peppered jams, pickles, pasteurized cheeses, and meats are now available at the market.
The KCK Farmers' Market operates THREE locations in Wyandotte County. June-October 7:30am- 1pm
- Tuesday In front of Catholic Charities 2220 Central Ave, KCK 66102
- Wednesday Behind the Health Department 6th & Tauromee, KCK 66101
- Thursday At KCK Community College Campus Blvd & Argentine Ln. Kansas CIty, KS 66112
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.
Leavenworth Farmers Market **
Saturdays, May 5th, 2018 through September 29th, 2018, 07:00 AM. until 12:00 Noon.; Saturdays, October 6th, 2018 through October 27th, 2018, 08:00 AM. until 12:00 Noon.; Wednesdays, May 9th, 2018 through September 26th, 2018, 3:00 PM. until 6:00 PM. , corner of 7th & Cherokee, Leavenworth, KS.
Features: All produce and products are grown or made by the vendors. All vendors are within 50 miles of the market.
Lee’s Summit Farmers Market **
April-November: Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00-sold out, corner of 2nd & Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO.
Special Event Dates:
- April 7, 2018 – Opening Day!
- May 12, 2018 – Spring Celebration
- July 25, 2018 – Christmas in July at the Market
- October 6, 2018 – Harvest Fest
- December 15, 2018 – Holiday Mart
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: Fresh produce.
Merriam Farmers Market **
May 5 -Sept. 29: Saturday, 7:00-1:00, and June 6 - August 29 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 **
June - Sept. Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at 5635 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS.
Features: Traditional farmers market with special events, crafters, vendors and food trucks throughout the season.
Olathe Farmers Market **
Saturdays from April 21 to October 20: Operating from 7:30 a.m. until items are sold. and Wednesdays from May 9 to September 26: 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 **
Saturday Markets run from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14-September 29, and 8 a.m.-1p.m., October 6-November 17. Wednesday Markets run from 7:30 a.m.-1p.m., May 16-September 26, Marty between 79th and 80th, Overland Park, KS.
Features: Vendors offer customers a wide variety of products including fresh produce, local foods and unique specialty items. Many special events offered throughout the season.
Paola Farmers Market **
late May- August: Saturday, 7:30-11:00, Park Square, Downtown Paola, KS.
Features: Traditional farmers market with dozens of local vendors of produce, meat and homemade items.
Parkville Farmers Market **
last weekend of April-last weekend of October: Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m and 2nd Wednesday in June to 2nd Wednesday in September: 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 23 - October 23: 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*
Every Sunday May 20th to September 23rd 10am-2pm at Commerce Bank 4020 Rainbow Blvd. KC, KS.
Features: Traditional Market
Shawnee Farmers Market **
May - Oct, Saturday, 7am-4pm at 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, 406 W. Nichols, Spring Hill, KS.
Features: Fresh vegetables, fruits, jams and jellies, fresh cut flowers, herbs, fresh baked breads and handcrafted items.
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.