Healthy Eating And Budget Friendly: Check Out These Farmers Markets Around Kansas City!
Post written by Mallory Bratton, MS, RD, LD, Dietitian at Kansas City Internal Medicine
Summer is a great time for fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes they can be a little bit more expensive than what I want to spend. So I take some other routes to enjoy fresh produce!
I love to go to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. One Saturday, I was able to get a large carrot, a large onion, a bunch of asparagus, four fresh tomatoes, and four apples all for only $9! What a bargain! And not only was the produce delicious, but I was supporting local farmers.
Many of the farmer’s markets have not only produce, but also fresh plants, herbs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers and crafts!
There are a variety of Farmer’s Markets in the Kansas City area. Most of them are open April through October! Many of them accept cash only, so leave those plastic cards at home. Some of the markets also accept SNAP or EBT.
These are just a small handful of farmer’s markets in KC and by no means an exhaustive list. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
Name: City Market
Day/Time: Saturday 6:30am – 3:30pm; Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tip: There are some really good places to eat at City Market as well!
Name: Overland Park Farmer’s Market
Two blocks west of Metcalf between 79th and 80th streets
Day/Time: Wednesday 7:30am- 1:00pm; Saturday 6:30am- 1:00pm
Name: Parkville Farmer’s Market
Location: South of the railroad tracks atEnglishLandingParkin downtown Parkville; Off Hwy 9 behind the fire station
Day/Time: Wednesday 3:00pm-6:00pm; Saturday 6:00am-sellout
Name: Bad Seeds Farmer’s Market
Location: Crossroads location- 1909 McGee
Day/Time: Fridays 4:00pm-9:00pm
Name: KC Organics and Naturals Organic Market
Location: MinorPark; East of Holmes onRed Bridge Road
Day/Time: Saturdays 8:00am-12:30pm
Name: Brookside Farmer’s Market
Location: BorderStarMontessoriSchool(63rd and Wornall)
Day/Time: Saturdays 8:00am-1:00pm
Name: Zona Rosa Farmer’s Market
Location: Breezeway off 86th Street
Day/Time: Tuesdays 4:00pm-8:00pm
Name: Olathe Farmer’s Market
Location: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop; 200 Kansas City Road
Day/Time: Saturdays 7:00am; Wednesdays 3:00pm-sellout
Name: Independence Farmer’s Markets
Location:Truman RoadBetween Main andLiberty
Day/Time: Saturdays 7:00am-1:00pm; Wednesdays 7:00am-1:00pm