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
[SNAP EBT + Double-$-Value Beans & Greens]
1909 McGee, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
May 2 – Nov 21, 2014- Fridays, 4 – 9pm
Dec 6, 2014 – Feb 27, 2015, Fridays, 4 – 8pm
*Special Markets include our super wicked Pre-Thanksgiving Market and our super festive Holiday Market!!! (closed on major holidays)
Located in the Crossroads Art district of downtown KC, the BAdsEEd Market is dedicated to providing the “conscious consumer” with nutritious and delicious foods grown sustainably (and with love) in the immediate community. The Friday Night Farmers’ Market offers a plethora of local-organic delights including colorful fruits and veggies, baked goods, gourmet mushrooms, goat cheese, eggs and free-range meats. Come on down and greet your farmer! Together we can build community and collective consciousness through the universal pleasure that comes from eating good food.
Brookside Farmers’ Market
63rd & Wornall, KCMO – Located in the parking lot of Border Star Montessori School
[SNAP EBT + Double-$-Value Beans & Greens]
Kansas City’s market to visit for certified organic food
Saturday Mornings – beginning April 20. 8 am to 1 pm
The Brookside Farmers’ Market has satisfied Kansas City’s appetite for local and organic for over 10 years! Each saturday you will find just-picked, farm-fresh vegetables and herbs, bright flowers, delicious meat from grass-fed animals, eggs from free-range chickens, handmade products for home and body, freshly prepared breads and baked goods including vegan and gluten-free items, the famous Brookside Breakfast Burritos and a place to sit and visit. People from all over the metro area come to Brookside to enjoy the relaxed neighborhood flavor of the market and to shop from multiple growers/producers who are USDA Certified Organic. All our farmers use organic, sustainable and cruelty-free practices. A majority of our vegetable vendors grow on urban farms located in the KC metro area. No vendor travels more than 100 miles to come to market. Plus, no food or other items are sold that are not grown or produced by the persons you will meet in each vendor tent. Know your Farmer – Know your 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
Come visit us in the park! Our family farmers offer organic produce that is fresh-picked and locally grown, natural specialty, free-range and heritage breed meats, honey, mushrooms, edible flowers, herbs, grains, artisan breads, cereals and pies, fresh eggs, freshly-brewed “FT” coffee & more. We continue to pioneer ECo-ProduCts, with the highest organic- content hand-made bar soaps & 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 (on December 13), at 106th & Wornall Road.
Niles Garden Market
13th and Highland Avenue (behind Clymer Center – 13th and Paseo)
Mondays from 4 to 6pm
1911 E 23rd Street (east of Downtown, close to Garfield Ave) KCMO
Tuesdays from 4pm To 6pm — mid-June 3rd thru Late October
Niles garden is an educational and tranquil garden site located on the niles Home for Children campus. Niles uses organic no-till practices on garden beds however makes no certification claim for that practice. The intent is for Niles to serve as a model for beginning gardeners to learn sustainable urban agricultural techniques. The produce market benefits Niles and other community youth who work the garden.
Niles/Clymer Collaborative Produce Market
[SNAP EBT Accepted]
Niles/Clymer Collaborative Produce Market is located at Clymer Community Center 13th & Highland in KCMO. It opens the last week of May and runs weekly on Monday afternoons from 4 – 6 pm. This community market offers a variety of vegetables.
Troostwood Youth Garden Market – KCMO
[SNAP EBT+ Double Value Beans and Greens]
Friday nights 3:00pm-7:00pm
Saturdays 9:00am – 2:00pm
May 23rd through November 29
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-7:00pm, May 7 – Oct. 1.
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 - CLOSED 2014
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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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