2011-05-04 Westport Plaza Farmers' Market Opening - Wednesday, MAY 4th, 2011

Great Local Food is On Its Way!

The market begins this Wednesday for its second year in our space at Westport Road and Wyoming Street, three blocks east of State Line. We are so grateful to Emmanuel Lutheran Church for offering their auxillary lot again for the neighborhood market. Look forward to new or returning additions to the WPFM this season; including new vendors, the Beans and Greens Program, a monthly raffle for exciting prizes, and arts and crafts for the young and old.
We are so happy to have these wonderful perennial favorites back this season...

New folks this week!!!

  • Rebecca of Soap Mom
  • Kelli and Kate with the Good You Mobile Organic Eatery
  • See Vang of Vang Thao Farm
  • Chris Dille with Recycled Art
  • More to come
This year we are excited to be a part of Beans and Greens! This is a Kansas City program which allows those with SNAP cards/ food stamps to get double the amount of fresh food for their dollar from farmers' markets. Using our little machine, we will also be able to accept debit cards at the market. We are still waiting for the feds to send us the card reader, so you may have to wait until a Wednesday in the near future to utilize these resources at WPFM.

Wednesday, the 4th, you will have your choice of these selections of early season items...
Farm Fresh Free Range Eggs
Wild Italian Arugula
Various Greens
Pea Shoots
Fresh Cut Flowers
Heirloom Tomato Plants
Pepper, herb as well as other plants.
Possibly Morel Mushrooms (if conditions are perfect)
Pea Shoots
Roast and other Select Cuts of Grass Fed Beef
Baked Goods
Homemade Energy Bars
Hand-turned Wood Items

Bug Repellant

Handmade Soaps
Bath Fizzies and other Beautifying Mothers' Day Gifts
Ecclectic Art for Sale
Hot Healthy Goodness from Good You

As an all local market, expect to see the wealth of choices grow at the market as the season warms up.

The Westport Plaza Farmers' Market is Kansas City’s only midweek market providing organic and sustainably grown local produce and farm products. You'll find grass fed beef, free range eggs and lamb, raw honey, heirloom tomatoes, hot peppers, vibrant greens, breads and sweet baked goods from homegrown and ground wheat, cut flowers and live music. Stop by after work near the Plaza, Westport, the KU Medical Center or anywhere in midtown KC. Talk with the farmers as you stock up for the week. If you live in the neighborhood, stroll on over and bring the family! New this year: Vendors will be accepting Misouri Food Stamp cards for double their value, thanks to the Beans and Greens Program . The market will also be accepting debit cards for those who forget to bring cash.

Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30, May 4th through October 12th.

In Westport at the NW corner of Westport Rd and Wyoming St.

5th Annual Plant Seed & Bulb Exchange - Seed Savers KC - Saturday, MAY 21st, 2011

Free Swap for your extra plants, bulbs, seeds. Make sure everything is labeled. Bring extra soil, trays, pots, and labels. Donated plastic pots are greatly appreciated. You take home amounts that approximate what you bring.

5th Annual Plant, Seed, and Bulb Exchange
May 21, 2011 ~ 9:30am-12:00pm

Free Swap for your extra plants, bulbs, seeds . Make sure everything is labeled. Bring extra soil, trays, pots, and labels. Donated plastic pots are greatly appreciated. You take home appx amount to what you bring.

Garden Center Assoc. has great speaker at 10:00am - Diane Ott Whealy, co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange.

Wonderful opportunity to share your extra plants and get lots of new ones-FREE!

Other activities going on til 3:30 at The Center.
Come spend the day, it won't cost a dime.

Questions: 816-356-9892