Kansas City is fortunate to have access to a number of Farmers Markets that only accept vegetable and fruit producers who agree to grow using organic methods. Organic growers avoid the use of conventional fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, and other biocides, and they strive to preserve the health of the living soil. In addition, the farmers at these markets who produce meat, eggs, and dairy products agree to avoid the use of synthetic growth promotants such as hormones and sub-therapeutic antibiotics.
Our featured organic market listings are written by representatives of the market, not the KC Food Circle. For additional information about these issues or to find out what is meant by any particular term in a market listing, please contact the market directly with your questions. (MAP THEM ALL)
BADSEED “Funky” Friday Night Farmers Market
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1909 McGee, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
2013 Summer Market Schedule: Every Friday, 4-9 PM, May 3 – Nov 22
2013/2014 Winter Market Schedule: Every Friday, 4-8 PM, Nov Dec 6 – Feb 28, 2014
*Special Markets include our super wicked Pre-Thanksgiving Market and our super festive Holiday Market!!! (closed on major holidays)
“The FOOD REVOLUTION will not be televised….nor will it be hybridized. Experience it in the flesh, every Friday night, at the BADSEED “Funky” Friday Night Farmers Market!“ The BADSEED Market is dedicated to providing the “conscious consumer” with nutritious and delicious foods grown sustainably (and with LOVE) in the immediate community. The Friday Night Farmers’ Market offers a plethora of local-organic delights including colorful fruits and veggies, baked goods, gourmet mushrooms, goat cheese, eggs and free-range meats.
Come on down and “greet your farmer”! Together we can build community and collective consciousness through the universal pleasure that comes from eating GOOD FOOD.
**BADSEED ACCEPTS FOOD STAMPS & CAN DOUBLE YOUR SNAP/EBT DOLLARS THROUGH THE BEANS & GREENS PROGRAM!!!! Eat Up!!
Brookside Farmers’ Market
63rd & Wornall, KCMO – Located in the parking lot of Border Star Montessori School
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Kansas City’s market to visit for certified organic food
Saturday Mornings – beginning April 20, 2013 ~ 8 am to 1 pm
The Brookside Farmers Market is a lively community of local growers and producers sharing organic and non-GMO food with Kansas City eaters. Each Saturday you will find just-picked, farm-fresh vegetables and herbs, bright flowers, delicious meat, eggs from free-range chickens, artisan and farmstead cheeses, handmade products for home and body, seasonally-flavored caramels and confections, locally roasted coffee, freshly prepared breads and baked goods including many vegan and gluten-free items, the famous Brookside Breakfast Burritos and a place to sit and visit. Our farmers use organic, sustainable and cruelty-free practices and travel less than 100 miles to market. Many veggies come from KC’s urban farms! Join us in the conversation. Join us in the movement. Join us for live music, children’s activities, educational exhibits, chef demos and real good food.
Visit http://www.brooksidefarmersmarket.com for more details.
May – Gardeners’ Festival
June – Kale Festival
July – Heirloom Tomato Festival
August – Children’s Festival
September – Grill Fest
October – Harvest Festival
Howard’s Organic Fare and Vegetable Patch
900 E. 21st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
24/7, 365 days a year
Howard’s Organic Fare and Vegetable Patch is a membership grocery supporting the relationship between local producers and consumers through a commitment to organic, fair trade and humanely raised goods. As a member of Howard’s you will have 24/7 access to the store allowing for good food, every day and anytime.
Howard’s Organic fare and Vegetable Patch is located in the City Ice building on Hospital Hill.
Visit http://howardskcmo.com for information on becoming a member, and to see the list of farmers.
KC Organics and Natural Market at Minor Park
“Uniquely nestled in a beautiful park, On the grass and Under the trees!” – Just East of Holmes on Red Bridge Road (at about E. 110th St),Kansas City, MO (one mile south of I-435 at Holmes Road)
Saturdays, 8 am—12:30 pm, May 4th—October 12th, 2013
Come visit us in the park! Our family farmers offer organic produce that is fresh-picked and locally-grown, natural specialty and Heritage meats, honey, mushrooms, edible flowers, herbs, grains, artisan breads, cereals and pies, fresh eggs, freshly-brewed “FT” coffee & more. We continue to pioneer ECOPRODUCTS, with the highest organic-content handmade bar soaps and body care items, woodcrafts, candles, artisan natural-stone custom jewelry, and much more. We are a “Fair Trade” Market, with occasional Gourmet Chefs demos featuring KC’s up and coming talent and Live and Local “Organica Music.”
Please visit our website and join our email list via
KCOrganics@yahoo.com, for special events;
or call 816-444-FOOD(3663).
(In cooperation with the KCMO Parks and Recreation Department)
***We host a Special INDOOR “Holiday Market” at Notre Dame de Sion High School (December 14th, 2013), at 106th & Wornall Road.
KCK Greenmarket at Juniper Gardens and at Catholic Charities
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Juniper Gardens – 100 Richmond Ave, KCK 66101 Mondays – 7:30am-1pm or sellout
Catholic Charities – 2220 Central Ave, KCK 66102 Tuesdays – 7:30am-1pm or sellout
At these two markets in Kansas City, KS, you will meet active growers from New Roots for Refugees and graduates of that program providing organically-grown produce of all kinds June through September, or longer.
CONTACT: Rachel Pollock 913-909-1027
Niles Garden Market
13th and Highland Avenue (behind Clymer Center – 13th and Paseo)
Mondays ~ 4 to 6pm
1911 E 23rd Street (east of Downtown, close to Garfield Ave) KCMO
Tuesdays ~ 4pm To 6:30pm — mid-June 4th thru Late October 2013
(watch http://ORGANOTILL.org for updates)
NNiles Garden is an educational and peaceful garden next to Niles Home for Children. We use organic no-till practices on our beds but don’t claim certification. We hope to be a model for beginning gardeners to learn sustainable urban agricultural techniques. Our market benefits Niles and the kids who work the garden. Some of our garden practices can be viewed on our web site and on YouTube.
Rosedale Farmers’ Market
340 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66103 & satellite sites
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Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Sundays 11:00 am — 2:00 pm May 19 thru August 30, 2013
Market Manager: Joe Heide ~~ JoeHeide@kc.rr.com ~~ 913-645-7826
The Rosedale Farmers Market is committed to supplying your family with healthy local foods. The hardworking farmers selling at our market offer locally-grown fresh fruits and veggies, free-range meats, honey, herbs, grains, artisan breads, fresh eggs, and always a lot of family fun. We will have weekly cooking demonstrations called “Fresh Fests”, and activities for the kid’s ranging from water balloons to pressing apples for juice. Stop by and check us out! CSA drop-off sites ~~ Rosedale community gardens
In August, we will celebrate National Farmers Market Week with a Fabulous Tomato Festival. Always check our website for weekly specials!
Troostwood Youth Garden Market – KCMO
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Friday nights 3:00pm-8:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am – 3:00pm
June through October
5142 Paseo, Kansas City, Mo. 64110
Mary Wright ~ 816-444-5788
Neighborhood youth are providing fresh and healthy vegetables from A to Z. All foods are grown on-site using organic methods. We are also members of JJ Farms. Please call if you have questions.
Waldo Farmer’s Market @ ReStore
1 Block East of Wornall on W 79th St (303 W 79th Street)
Summer Season : Wednesdays 3pm-7:30pm, May 1- Sept 25.
Indoor/Winter Season Dates TBD,
The Waldo Farmers’ Market features USDA Certified Organic and non-certified sustainably grown vegetables, meats, eggs, cheese and honey, plus artisan breads, jams, transplants (spring), flowers, herbs and sweet treats produced as close as 4 miles from the market to no more than 100 miles away. Vegetable and meat vendors are required to be USDA Certified Organic or members of the Kansas City Food Circle and abide by the KCFC farmers’ pledges.
The market is conveniently located for after-work stops, shoppers on tight time schedules, bikers and walkers using the adjacent Trolley Track Trail and neighbors out for a stroll. The market is very kid-friendly and welcoming to pets on leashes. A substantial portion of vendor fees are donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, the market’s host.
Contact the Market Managers for more info: stonycrest (a) sbcglobal.net or (816) 304-2517.
Westport Plaza Farmers’ Market – KCMO
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Westport Rd. & Wyoming St., KCMO
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 7:30pm, May 1 through October 16, 2013
Join us after work and talk with those who grow your food. All local and sustainably-grown vegetables, fruit, bread, free range meat, and other unique KC-made goods. If you live in the neighborhood, stroll on over and bring your kids! Live music and children’s activities are also scheduled.
Contact RootDeep79 (a) gmail . com or call 913-461-9151 for details.
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Merriam Organic Market
M.O.M. will not reopen, pending relocation to a permanent, indoor facility.
Phone us or send e-mail if you want to get involved with our certified 100-Mile Kitchen project or market relocation.
ARCHIVE INFO: www.MerriamOrganicMarket.org
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