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It's summertime and fruit and veggies are aplenty at area farmers' markets across the region! Check out KC Destination's picks for the best places in the metro to stock up on summertime staples, homegrown produce, locally made jams and jellies and more!

Gardner, KS: The Gardner Farmer's Market is growing! In 2022, join us on Thursday evenings from 4-7pm at Cornerstone Park in downtown Gardner to support local farmers and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, homemade baked goods, PIE, handmade crafts, Kansas wine and more are available each week. Located adjacent to the Gardner Aquatic Center, the market is a great place to stock up for the weekend. Open May 26-Sept 8, 2022.

Leavenworth, KS: The Leavenworth Farmers Market is in full swing in historic downtown Leavenworth at 7th and Cherokee Streets. The Market is open on Wednesday mornings from 9 am to 1 pm, and on Saturday’s from 7 am to 12 noon. You will find fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, breads and cookies, honey, pies and so much more. Support your local family farmers. For more information check out their website at

Liberty, MO: The historic Downtown Liberty farmers market vendors carry a variety of produce, flowers, meats, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods and some craft items. Market varies weekly. Historic Downtown Liberty Farmers Market info tent accepts credit and debit cards, SNAP benefits and participates in the Double Up Food Bucks Kansas City program in exchange for market tokens. Tokens are redeemable at all market vendors. The market runs Saturdays May through October from 7 a.m. to noon at Historic Downtown Liberty, 1 Courthouse Square.

A second market option in Liberty in Feldmans Parking Lot at 1332 W. Kansas St on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to noon until October. Leisurely peruse farm fresh produce, eggs, meat and crafts at this outdoor market. Visit the hardworking folks who bring their goods from the farm to your table. Market varies weekly.

Merriam, KS: Merriam Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from May through September in downtown Merriam. Come find farm-fresh goodies, beautiful flowers, home-baked treats and many other shopper favorites at the blue pavilion, Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Drive. Learn more at

Olathe, KS: The Olathe Farmers’ Market is open until October, offering a variety of produce, flowers, plans, baked goods, and more. The market operates on both Wednesdays and Saturdays starting at 7:30 a.m. until products are sold out. With two locations, there are plenty of delicious local options to choose from. The markets can be found at Stagecoach Park, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd and Black Bob Park, 14500 W 151st St, Field One.

Shawnee, KS: Check out Shawnee’s Farmers market occurring each Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon in the City Hall parking lot in downtown Shawnee. It offers a handful of vendors that sell local goods and fresh produce. It’s perfect for getting hte “picks” straight from the garden. Also, each third Thursday of the month Shawnee hosts Moonlight Market, a full-on street festival that includes food trucks, dozens of vendors, craft breweries and live music!

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