Shoppers will find fresh produce, plants, jams, baked goods, meats, eggs, a variety of handmade crafts and much more at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market, which opens for the season at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the corner of Second and Douglas streets in Downtown Lee’s Summit. The market is open from 7 a.m. to sell-out every Wednesday and Saturday from April 6 through Nov. 30.
For the past two years, the Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market has been named the No. 1 Farmers Market in Missouri in the America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest, sponsored by the American Farmland Trust. The Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market also was named among the Top 10 markets in the nation in the medium-market category.
Save the date for the Farmers Market Spring Celebration, which is from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 11, and will include live entertainment, craft activities for children, balloon animals, face painting and more. A “pop-up art show,” called the Lexicon of Sustainability, a photography exhibit of 24 photographs taken by Douglas Gayeton, also will be featured. Each image includes handwritten notes regarding sustainable food and aims to define principles of sustainable food systems. The exhibit is made possible by Cultivate KC. For more information, visit cultivatekc.org.
The Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market is coordinated by Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of Downtown Lee’s Summit. The title sponsor of the Farmers Market is Saint Luke’s East Hospital. The market also is sponsored by Bank of Lee’s Summit. For more information, visit www.downtownls.org or call 816-246-6598.