These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Kansas For 2018


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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Kansas? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Kansas farmers markets:

  1. Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market, Lawrence, KS
  2. Overland Park Farmers’ Market, Overland Park, KS
  3. Lawrence Farmers’ Market – Saturday, Lawrence, KS
  4. Kansas Grown Farmers Market 21st & Ridge, Wichita, KS
  5. Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market, Bonner Springs, KS
  6. Kansas Grown Farmers Market 21st & Rock, Wichita, KS
  7. Leavenworth Farmers Market, Leavenworth, KS
  8. Emporia Farmers Market, Emporia, KS
  9. Allen County Farmers’ Market – Thursday, Iola, KS
  10. Old Town Farmers Market Wichita, Wichita, KS

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Kansas or the cheapest place to live in Kansas.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Kansas?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Kansas, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Sunflower State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Kansas, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market

Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market -- Lawrence, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Lawrence, KS
Address: 1832 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Times: Thu: 4:00 PM-6:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Overland Park Farmers’ Market

Overland Park Farmers' Market -- Overland Park, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Overland Park, KS
Address: 7950 Marty, Overland Park, KS 66204
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Lawrence Farmers’ Market – Saturday

Lawrence Farmers' Market - Saturday -- Lawrence, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Lawrence, KS
Address: 824 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-11:00 AM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Kansas Grown Farmers Market 21st & Ridge

Kansas Grown Farmers Market 21st & Ridge -- Wichita, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Wichita, KS
Address: 7001 W 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67205
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market

Bonner Springs Farmers' Market -- Bonner Springs, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Bonner Springs, KS
Address: 129 Elm St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

6. Kansas Grown Farmers Market 21st & Rock

Kansas Grown Farmers Market 21st & Rock -- Wichita, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Wichita, KS
Address: 8141 E 21st St N, Wichita, KS 67206
Times: Tue: 3:00 PM-6:30 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Leavenworth Farmers Market

Leavenworth Farmers Market -- Leavenworth, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Leavenworth, KS
Address: 7th and Cherokee Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Emporia Farmers Market

Emporia Farmers Market -- Emporia, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Emporia, KS
Address: 8th Ave. & Merchant St., Emporia, KS 66801
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Allen County Farmers’ Market – Thursday

Allen County Farmers' Market - Thursday -- Iola, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Iola, KS
Address: None, Iola, KS 66749
Times: Thu: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

10. Old Town Farmers Market Wichita

Old Town Farmers Market Wichita -- Wichita, KS

Source: Public Domain

Score: 51.4
City: Wichita, KS
Address: 1st and Mosley, Wichita, KS 67202
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets Kansas

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Sunflower State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Kansas

Name City Rank Score
Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market Lawrence 1 82.9
Overland Park Farmers’ Market Overland Park 2 80.0
Lawrence Farmers’ Market – Saturday Lawrence 3 80.0
Kansas Grown Farmers Market 21st & Ridge Wichita 4 74.3
Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market Bonner Springs 5 62.9
Kansas Grown Farmers Market 21st & Rock Wichita 6 60.0
Leavenworth Farmers Market Leavenworth 7 60.0
Emporia Farmers Market Emporia 8 57.1
Allen County Farmers’ Market – Thursday Iola 9 57.1
Old Town Farmers Market Wichita Wichita 10 51.4
9th And Grand Farmers Market Salina 11 51.4
21st Street Farmers Market Topeka 12 48.6
Farmers Market In Liberal Ks Liberal 13 48.6
Walnut Valley Farmers’ Market Winfield 14 48.6
Fort Scott Farmers Market Fort Scott 15 48.6
Gardner Farmers Market Gardner 16 45.7
Parsons Farmers Market Parsons 17 45.7
Lawrence Farmers’ Market – Tuesday Lawrence 18 42.9
Reno County Farmers Market Hutchinson 19 42.9
Geary Community Hospital Farmers Market Junction City 20 42.9
Great Bend Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market Great Bend 21 42.9
Paola Farmers Market Paola 22 42.9
Capitol Midweek Farmers Market Topeka 23 40.0
Shawnee Farmers Market Shawnee 24 40.0
Pittsburg Farmers Market Pittsburg 25 40.0
Mission Farm And Flower Market Mission 26 40.0
Kansas Grown Farmers Market Derby Derby 27 34.3
Mcpherson City Farmers Market Mcpherson 28 34.3
Merriam Farmers Market Merriam 29 34.3
Atchison Farmers Market Atchison 30 34.3
Main Street Farmers Market Chanute 31 34.3
Eudora Farmers Market Eudora 32 34.3
Eudora’s Market On Main Eudora 33 34.3
Farmers Market Inc. In Historic Downtown Independence Independence 34 31.4
Spring Hill Farmers Market Spring Hill 35 31.4
Allen County Farmers Market – Tuesday Iola 36 31.4
Thomas County Farmers Market Colby 37 31.4
Kck Farmers Market – Thursday At Kckcc Kansas City 38 28.6
Kck Farmers Market – Wednesday On Strawberry Hill Kansas City 39 28.6
Monday Farmers Market At Your Library Topeka 40 28.6
Haysville Hometown Market Haysville 41 28.6
Fresh Promises Farmers Market De Soto 42 28.6
Kck Farmers Market – Tuesday At Catholic Charities Kansas City 43 25.7
Chanute Farmers Market Chanute 44 22.9
Lincoln Heights Village Farmers Market Wichita 45 20.0
Liberal Community Farmers Market Liberal 46 11.4
Oak Grove Neighborhood Market Kansas City 47 8.6
Downtown Mcpherson Farmers Market Mcpherson 48 8.6
Downtown Hays Market Hays 49 2.9
The Original El Dorado Farmers Market El Dorado 50 2.9
Olathe Farmers Market Olathe 51 0.0
Downtown Manhattan Farmers Market Inc. I Manhattan 52 0.0
Downtown Manhattan Farmers Market Inc. Ii Manhattan 53 0.0
Salina Farmers Market Salina 54 0.0
Dodge City Farmers Market Dodge City 55 0.0
Garden City Farmers Market Garden City 56 0.0
Junction City Farmers Market I Junction City 57 0.0
Junction City Farmers Market Ii Junction City 58 0.0
Hays Area Farmers Market Hays 59 0.0
El Dorado Farmers’ Market El Dorado 60 0.0
Ottawa Farmers Market Ottawa 61 0.0
Ark City Farm & Art Market Arkansas City 62 0.0
Coffeyville Farmers Market Coffeyville 63 0.0
Independence Farmers Market Independence 64 0.0
Wellington Farmers Market Wellington 65 0.0
Abilene Farmers Market Abilene 66 0.0
Concordia Farmers Market Concordia 67 0.0

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