Market Season Officially Starts Tomorrow!

Yes, yes, yes!  It’s that time of year…our farmers market season begins tomorrow at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market!

Farmers Market

Farmers market is a great place to find started plants for your garden.

This early in the season we typically start with flowers and plants you can put in the ground now (no tomatoes or peppers just yet), herb and flower planters, hanging baskets, jams and jellies and, of course, our yummy free-range eggs.  This year we’re adding something new – seeds!  We will have a selection of seeds from our own gardens and Baker Creek Heirloom for sale this year.  We will also feature Seed Collections for gift-giving or your own use: Child’s Garden, “Fast Food”, Rainbow Garden and Container Garden collections.  We’ll also have bags of red and yellow onions for growing your own green onions or slicing onions, instructions included.

Come join us tomorrow from 7am until at least noon at the corner of 2nd and Douglas in Lee’s Summit.  Also, check out our list of other market locations to see when we’ll be near you.  We’re excited to see you!

Peculiar Market closes, green beans almost ready

Well, it’s official.  The Peculiar Farmers and Artisans Market has officially closed.  We tried for three years to make the market a viable option for folks in Peculiar and the surrounding area, but lack of customers turned to lack of vendors and, finally, we had to face facts.  Thanks to all of you that faithfully came out to see us each week.  We hope we’ll be able to come out and find us at our other markets during the week.

The next news is more exciting: the first green bean harvest is almost here!  They’re a little late this year due to the super wet spring, but patience will make them taste that much better!  I anticipate the first small harvest on Tuesday, but many of those will go to our CSA customers (lucky them!).  A larger harvest should happen on Friday and we should have plenty to share with you at both the Lee’s Summit and Harrisonville markets on Saturday.  We’ve also started digging the new potatoes, so you’ll have those beauties to go with your yummy green beans.

See you at the market!

~Karin

Belton Market moves; crop report

I know, I know.  I’ve been neglecting you and I’m sorry.  For those of you that follow us on Facebook, you’ve seen me posting several times per week.  For those that only follow here, I’m truly sorry for keeping you out of the loop.  It’s been very easy to update Facebook on the go from my phone.  During these weeks of working 12 to 15 hour days it’s virtually impossible to find time to sit in front of the computer to post here.  I’m working on a way that I can do that from my phone, also, so please be patient with me.  I won’t let you down, I promise!

Two important notes:

1.  We’ve been given notice that the Belton market has moved!
The new location for the market is a parking lot at the corner of 2nd Street and Hackberry.  This is about 3 blocks south and 2 blocks east of our old location.  You can reach 2nd Street from Y Hwy.  Hackberry is one block west from Y.
We haven’t seen the new location yet and our spots are still being laid out, so we have no idea how to tell you where to find us!  Just look for Arcenio to be wearing his red Wolf Creek t-shirt and I’ll have him hang our banner, too, to make it easier.

2. Here’s what we’ve got in produce right now: tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, candy onions, cabbage.  What’s coming next? Sweet peppers, hot peppers, bell peppers, green beans and new potatoes.  Each week you can find these goodies at the following locations:

Raymore Farmers Market, Tuesday 4pm to 7pm

Lee’s Summit Farmers market, Wednesday, 7am to noon

Waldo Farmers Market, Wednesday 3pm to 7pm

Peculiar Farmers Market, Wednesday, 3:30pm to 7pm

Belton Farmers Market, Thursday, 4pm to 7pm

Lee’s Summit Farmers Market, Saturday, 7am to noon

Harrisonville Farmers Market (on the square), Saturday, 7:30am to 11:30am

See you at the market!

~Karin