Best Kansas City Farmer’s Markets [Shop Local for Food]
We can all agree that Farmer’s Markets are a great experience for families.
…But how do I find a local farmer’s market near me?
We’ve got the scoop on shop local in Kansas City – farmers markets throughout the KC metro! We’ve put together your Kansas City Farmers’ Market guide to help you make the most out of your next shopping trip.
Best Farmers Markets in Kansas City
Finding farmer’s market in kc can be challenging. Depending on what you are looking for, this means different things to different people.
The kids enjoy free samples from local vendors. My husband loves buying fresh meat from the butchers. I love that I’m able to purchase ingredients to make homemade corn tortillas. Others go for the local fruits and vegetables. Some shop local support the community.
Most importantly, we spend time together as a family. Local markets give us the opportunity to explore with our kids while teaching the value of eating and shopping locally.
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As you gather yummy fresh fruits and veggies from our local markets, be ready to cook them up with a steamer basket, a great non-stick skillet, garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil, and Himalayan Pink Salt and Black Peppercorn too!
Kansas City Farmer’s Markets Near Me:
There are many farmers’ markets in KC…so get shopping!
Located at the Merriam Marketplace. (5740 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203)
The marketplace runs from May to September and hosts special events, contests, and workshops. Check their online schedule for weekly specifics. You can shop local produce, home-baked bread & cookies, handmade crafts, juicy fruits, & more.
The market is open 2 days a week: Saturdays 7 am – 1 pm (8 am – 12 pm 10/7 to 11/18) and Wednesdays 7:30 am -1:00 pm (5/16 to 9/26).
See a FULL list of Overland Park Farmers Market Vendors to find exactly what you are looking for. This marketplace sells eggs, hot food, bread, flowers, soaps, wine, pasta, pies…and everything in between!
Located in downtown Baldwin City, KS (High Street)
The market is every third Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. from June- September.
Some of the many items for sale at this market:
- Baked goods
- Arts & crafts
Located at Johnson County Fairgrounds– 136 E. Washington Street Gardner, KS 66030
The market runs from May 25th to September 28th, every Thursday. Stay tuned for an announcement on their hours for 2023.
You can purchase locally grown foods and handmade crafts at this farmer’s market.
Located in the downtown Blue Springs area at 11th & Main Street.
This market runs every Saturday from May to October from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Located at The River Market: 20 E 5th St. KCMO.
The city market runs year-round. The vendors change sometimes so it is a new adventure to see what you will find. There are 30+ full-time vendors offering local produce, fresh meats, flowers, home accessories, hot food & restaurants, and services…there is even a gardening shop full of fun frog lawn ornaments! This is the largest Market in the KC area with more than 140 vendors & over 100 years old. Definitely worth a visit!
April to October:
Saturdays and Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November to December
Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
January – March
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Located in Haymarket Square in downtown Leavenworth. The market vendors sell usual farmers’ market products like honey and fresh produce, and They also participate in the Double Up Food Bucks Program, where they will double up your SNAP dollars so your family can buy more local foods. 🙂
May 6th to August 26th, 7:00 am until 12:00 pm
September 2nd to October 28th: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
May 10th to September 27th: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Located in downtown Lee’s Summit at 2nd & Douglas Street.
April 15th to November 4th on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m.. There are over 50 vendors that offer a wide variety of products for your family to choose from. This farmers market was named the #1 Missouri farmers market 6 years in a row by America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest! Head to downtown LS to see what all the talk is about…
Special Events =
October 7th, 2023 – Harvest Fest
Hosted at the Lenexa Civic Campus Parking Garage. (17201 W. 87th Street Parkway Lenexa, KS )
The market runs from April to October on Saturdays & Tuesdays.
Saturdays: April 29th to Oct. 28th: 8 a.m. – 12 pm
Tuesdays: May 30th to Aug. 29th: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Check out the map below to find the farmer’s market and parking. You can park for free on the upper levels of the parking garage. Check online to find a full list of farmers’ market products and local vendors.
Located at the Liberty Square in downtown Liberty. (117 N Main St b, Liberty, MO 64068)
The historic market runs each Saturday from May to October from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm & October, 8 am – 12 pm. You can shop for local fruits & vegetables, fresh meats & dairy products, baked goods, hot food, & more. The marketplace takes credit/debit cards, SNAP dollars, and cash.
There are 2 locations, Stagecoach Park: 1205 E Kansas City Road & Black Bob Park: 14500 W 151st Street at Field 1.
The farmers market runs Saturdays (April 29th to October 21st) and Wednesdays (May 10th to September 13th), from 7:30 am until all items are sold. The market runs at both locations, on both days, but there are different vendors at each location.
While all vendors accept cash, some vendors ONLY accept cards.
Located in the heart of Brookside, this farmers’ market is one of the city’s longest-running markets. It offers a wide variety of locally grown produce, artisanal foods, and handmade goods, all made by small farmers and artisans.
Open Saturdays all year round from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
The Shawnee Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning from May- October from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. It offers a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, locally-raised meats, and artisanal cheeses.
English Landing Park, Parkville, MO
Parkville Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning from April 29th- October 28th from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. This farmers market has a variety of produce, farm fresh eggs, jams & jellies, bread and more
211 W. Truman Rd
The market is open every Wednesday and Saturday, May – October from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Their winter hours are every first Saturday in December- April from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Tips for Your Farmer’s Market Visit:
When you venture out to your local farmers’ markets, be sure to walk around to check out each vendor. Many of the local farmer’s markets have plenty of vendors to choose from. Each offers a variety of local produce, meats, cheeses, and sweet treats. Here are some other tips for the farmer’s market:
- Take time to find a good parking spot, farmers markets can be crowded and you’ll want to make sure you don’t have to carry your haul too far when you’re done.
- Wear comfortable shoes for walking the marketplace.
- If you have little ones, bring a small stroller to help with tired legs.
- BYOB (Bring your own bags!)
- Make sure you have plenty of cash to make the process smoother.
- Bring a cooler if you’re planning to spend a lot of time at the market to store meat and local produce.
Pro Tip: The City Market at the River Market is a great farmer’s market family adventure. There are TONS of shops & local eateries around the market so your day will be packed with things to do. At the city market you can find a wide variety of spices, fruits, veggies, local meat, & even create some of your own delicious spice blends!
What Local Produce Can I Buy?
- Fresh tomatoes
- Squash Blossoms
Check the USDA Produce Guide for a full list of seasonal produce.
We hope your family can explore at least a couple of these local farmers’ markets. There are many farmers’ markets that offer a wide variety of goods and services for your family to enjoy.
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