Our Local Farmers Markets

By now our gardens have been producing an abundance of fruits and vegetables, but if you don't garden or if your garden is more landscape oriented, don’t miss out on the wonderful flavors of summer crops. Patronize one of the many farmers' markets in and around the Kansas City area. Not only will you be treating you and your family with amazing produce, but you will also be supporting our local farmers.

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There is always a festive atmosphere at the market ... produce, baked goods, hand crafts, food trucks and music. It's also the perfect family outing, so bring the kids and their wagons ... you'll be glad you did. As with all farmers markets, the earlier you arrive, the better the parking and selections. Markets have such a wide selection of produce, from the obvious fruits and vegetables to honey and grass fed organic meats. Vendors are friendly and there is always the lingering aromas of kettle corn, roasted turkey legs or fresh roasted corn. It's a feast for the the senses.

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The bounty of summer is just minutes away for most of us. Listed below is a list of farmer's markets in the Kansas City area.

1. The Kansas City River Market at 5th and Walnut. It's the granddaddy of all farmers' markets since the mid 1800's and the largest in the  region.                                            Hours:  Saturday 7am - 3pm/ Sunday  9am - 3pm

2.. The Overland Park Farmers' Market at 7950 Marty St, Overland Park, KS                                                                                       Hours:   Wednesday 7:30am - 1pm/ Saturday 7am - 1pm

3. The Brookside Farmers' Market at  6321 Wornall Rd, KCMO                                             Hours:  Saturday 8am - 1pm

4,  KC Organics and Natural Farmers' Market at Minor Park 1235 E Red Bridge Rd, KCMO  Hours:  8am - 12:30pm

5. Belton Farmers' Market at Memorial Park at 998 Commercial St,  Belton, MO                       Hours:  Thursday 4pm - 7pm

6. Independence Farmers' Market at 200 S Liberty St Independence, MO                           Hours:  Saturday 6am - 1pm

7.  Lee's Summit Farmers' Market at 13 SE 3rd St, Lee's Summit, MO                                    Hours:  Wednesday and Saturday 7am - sell-out

8. Lenexa Farmers' Market at bottom floor of parking garage located at 17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, KS                                                                                                    Hours: Tuesday and Saturday 8am - Noon

9. Rosedale Farmers Market at 4020 Rainbow Blvd. KCKS                                                    Hours:  Wednesday 3:30pm - 5:30pm/ Sunday 10am - 2pm

10. Original Town Farmers Market at TB Hanna Station Park, 214 S Washington, Raymore, MO  Hours:  Tuesday 4pm - 7pm


 

 

 


 

Garden Whimsy

For June, our newsletter will be short and sweet. With just a little imagination and maybe some help from Pinterest, you can create an outdoor paradise. Your garden can become your escape to tranquility and solitude, a place for reflection and meditation or simply a place of whimsical delight. The following photos are just a few examples...

Fairy Light Watering Can

Fairy Light Watering Can

Recycle and paint an old bike for a planter

Recycle and paint an old bike for a planter

Stained glass bicycle wheel garden spinner

Stained glass bicycle wheel garden spinner

Landscaping posts sharpened in to colored pencils

Landscaping posts sharpened in to colored pencils

A garden easel...

A garden easel...

A fairy house tucked away at the base of a tree. I've seen a wide variety available for sale on Etsy.

A fairy house tucked away at the base of a tree. I've seen a wide variety available for sale on Etsy.

Brighten an old shed with colorful flowers made from plates and garden hose stems

Brighten an old shed with colorful flowers made from plates and garden hose stems

I love this! Garden mats made from old garden hoses and zip ties...genius!

I love this! Garden mats made from old garden hoses and zip ties...genius!

Put those marbles to good use!

Put those marbles to good use!

Terra cotta pagoda pots

Terra cotta pagoda pots

Paint dead tree branches for color...

Paint dead tree branches for color...

Using E6000 silicone, glue copper pennies to a bowling ball. Make sure to bring it inside during the winter though.

Using E6000 silicone, glue copper pennies to a bowling ball. Make sure to bring it inside during the winter though.

Something fun to do with your kids!

Something fun to do with your kids!

Who knew saws could look so dramatic.

Who knew saws could look so dramatic.

This is so clever ... I wish I had somewhere to do this!

This is so clever ... I wish I had somewhere to do this!

Succulents in an old birdbath ... beautiful.

Succulents in an old birdbath ... beautiful.

Garden tool trellis

Garden tool trellis

Thrift store finds ... old bud vases and dishes

Thrift store finds ... old bud vases and dishes

A different kind of garden border

A different kind of garden border

Second life for these rain boots

Second life for these rain boots

Well, there are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. There is no need to go into any expense. Hit a few thrift stores or see what's been hiding in the garage. Make your garden your own, you'll only have the summer to enjoy it.