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Farmers Market opens May 16 with safety in mind

Farmers Market opens May 16 with safety in mind
Posted on 05/11/2020
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The eagerly anticipated Lenexa Farmers Market returns for a third year on Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 8 a.m. to noon. We’ll have 15 vendors on day one with a fresh crop of locally raised, grown and made products. 

Originally set to open April 25, the Market’s outdoor season was temporarily delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like grocery stores, farmers markets are considered an essential service that provide communities with critical access to food. The City of Lenexa took time to develop responsible operating plans that prioritize the health and safety of vendors, shoppers and staff. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The Lenexa Farmers Market will be open Saturday mornings through October, as well as 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from May 26–Sept. 1, on Lenexa’s civic campus at 87th Street Parkway and Winchester Street. It will continue to function as a walk-up market, but with many alterations due to the evolving public health situation. Please prepare yourself by learning about these changes before visiting the Market.

COVID-19 precautions we are taking 

Expectations for shoppers 

New market layout

Plan your shopping for success 

  1. Make a list in advance to save time at the Market. Want to know what we expect to be available? Check the product list and which vendors are selling what (while supplies last).

  2. If possible, preorder products from vendors to ensure you get just what you want.

    • If you participate in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), reach out to vendors to ask about placing a preorder without paying in advance. Upon arrival at the Market's information booth, swipe your SNAP card to get tokens to pay the vendor when you pick up your items.

  3. Find out where each vendor booth will be located each week. Vendors may shift spots over time.

  4. Go with the flow. We are asking the public to walk in one direction throughout the Market to limit contact with others. Follow the arrow signs. To visit a vendor multiple times, circle back around via the one-way loop.

Opening day vendors

We have at least 30 vendors lined up for the season so far. Here's who will join us on opening day:

  • Daniel's Bar-b-q Sauces – Handmade barbecue sauces and seasonings.

  • Carrie Lynn Concepts – Dipstick spice mixes.

  • Food Life Joy Microgreens – Variety of microgreens.

  • Hedgewood Farms – 100% grass-fed beef, broiler chickens, pork, turkey, eggs and produce.

  • Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery – Wine, wine slushy mixes and accessories.

  • JET Produce and Meats – Vegetables, eggs, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, flour, plants.

  • LandSeaFood – Hydroponic lettuce, oyster mushrooms.

  • New Roots for Refugees – Ibrahim Dugudu – American and African vegetables grown with chemical-free practices.

  • Next to Nature Farm – Eggs, honey, soaps, beeswax products.

  • Rock the House Bakery – Breads, baked goods and dipping oils.

  • Salsa Mama – Homemade salsa prepared on market day.

  • See's Family Farm – Variety of flowers and vegetables.

  • There’s No Place Like Home Bakery – Fresh and delicious specialty baked goods.

  • Three Bears Bakery & BBQ – Low-carb / keto / diabetic-friendly baked goods, BBQ spices.

  • Yummylicious Cookie Company – Baked treats using organic whole-grains, organic sweeteners, butter and eggs.
Thank you for supporting hardworking small businesses and our vital local food system. Farmers markets like ours offer products at the peak of freshness that travel shorter distances to reach customers and are touched by fewer hands in the process. All products offered at the Lenexa Farmers Market are grown or made within 250 miles.

Published May 11, 2020