Best Kansas City Farmers Markets [Shop Local for Food]
We can all agree the Farmers’ Markets is a great experience for families.
…But how do I find a local farmers 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 famers 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 local.
After you work up an appetite shopping, check out these places where kids eat free in KC for a family meal.
Kansas City’s Farmers 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 May to September and hosts special events, contests, and workshops. Check their online schedule for weekly specifics. You can shop local produce, home-baked breads & cookies, handmade crafts, juicy fruits, & more.
The market is open 2 days a week: Saturdays 7am – 1pm (8am – 1pm 10/6 to 11/17) and Wednesdays 7:30am -1:00pm (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 on Saturdays from April to October. 7:30 am -12:00 pm
- Baked goods
- Arts & crafts
Pro tip: This farmers market accepts credit cards
Located at Johnson Country Fairgrounds- 136 E. Washington Street Gardner, KS 66030
The market runs from May 25th to September 28th, Thursdays only from 4:00-7:00pm
You can purchase locally grown foods and handmade crafts at this farmers market.
Located in downtown Blue Springs area at 11th & Main street.
This market runs May 5th to October 29th from 7:00am – 12:00pm
Located at The River Market: 20 E 5th St. KCMO.
The city market runs from 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, 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 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November to March:
Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Wednesday Mini Market 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (June-August)
Located in Haymarket Square in downtown Leavenworth. The market vendors sell usual farmers market products like honey, 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 5th to September 29th 7:00 am until 12:00 pm
October 6th to October 27th: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
May 9th to September 26th: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Located in downtown Lee’s Summit at 2nd & Douglas Street.
April 7th to November 17th on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:00 am to whenever vendors sell out. There are over 50 vendors that offer a wide variety of products for your family to choose. This farmers market was named the #1 Missouri farmers market 6 years in a row by the America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest! Head to downtown LS to see what all the talk is about…
Special Events =
- July 25, 2018 – Christmas in July at the Market
- October 6, 2018 – Harvest Fest
- December 15, 2018 – Holiday Mart
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 21 to Oct. 27: 8 a.m. – 12 pm
Tuesdays: May 29 to Aug. 28: 8 am – 12 pm
Check out the map below to find the farmers market and parking. You can park for free on the upper levels of the parking garage. Check online to find a full of 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 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 21st to October 20th) and Wednesdays (May 9th to September 26th), from 7:30 am until all items are sold. The market runs at both locations, both days, but there are different vendors at each location.
While all vendors accept cash, some vendors ONLY accept cards.
Tips for Your Farmers 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 farmers markets have plenty of vendors to choose from. Each offering a variety of local produce, meats, cheeses, and sweet treats. Here are some other tips for the farmers 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 on hand to make the process go 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 gets to 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.
Looking for other things to do with your kids this Summer? Check out our Summer Guide for ALL you need or make sure you get the KC Kids Scoop & Weekend Planner! You can finally quiot searching for things to do. Yay!
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC