These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Missouri For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Missouri offers.

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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 Missouri? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Missouri farmers markets:

  1. Farmers Market Of The Ozarks, Springfield, MO
  2. City Market Kansas City- Year-Round, Kansas City, MO
  3. Midtown Farmers Market, University City, MO
  4. Kc Organics And Natural Market, Kansas City, MO
  5. Columbia Farmers Market, Columbia, MO
  6. Arnold Farmers Market, Arnold, MO
  7. Greater Springfield Farmers Market, Springfield, MO
  8. Cape Riverfront Market, Cape Girardeau, MO
  9. Eureka Farmers’ Market, Eureka, MO
  10. Waldo Farmer’s Market, Kansas City, MO

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 Missouri or the cheapest place to live in Missouri.

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

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Missouri, 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 Show Me 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 Missouri, 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. Farmers Market Of The Ozarks

Farmers Market Of The Ozarks -- Springfield, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Springfield, MO
Address: 2144 E Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65804
Times: Thu: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

2. City Market Kansas City- Year-Round

City Market Kansas City- Year-Round -- Kansas City, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Kansas City, MO
Address: 20 E 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM Sun: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM

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

3. Midtown Farmers Market

Midtown Farmers Market -- University City, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: University City, MO
Address: 6655 Delmar Blvd, Back Lot, University City, MO 63130
Times: Sat: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

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

4. Kc Organics And Natural Market

Kc Organics And Natural Market -- Kansas City, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Kansas City, MO
Address: 1/4 mile East of Holmes Road on Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:30 PM

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

5. Columbia Farmers Market

Columbia Farmers Market -- Columbia, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Columbia, MO
Address: 1701 West Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

6. Arnold Farmers Market

Arnold Farmers Market -- Arnold, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 62.9
City: Arnold, MO
Address: 2400 Bradley Beach Road, Arnold, MO 63010
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

7. Greater Springfield Farmers Market

Greater Springfield Farmers Market -- Springfield, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Springfield, MO
Address: 2825 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804
Times: Tue: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Thu: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

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

8. Cape Riverfront Market

Cape Riverfront Market -- Cape Girardeau, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Cape Girardeau, MO
Address: 35 S. Spanish St., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

9. Eureka Farmers’ Market

Eureka Farmers' Market -- Eureka, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 60.0
City: Eureka, MO
Address: 394 South Central Avenue, Eureka, MO 63025
Times: Thu: 3:30 PM-7:00 PM

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

10. Waldo Farmer’s Market

Waldo Farmer's Market -- Kansas City, MO

Source: Public Domain

Score: 57.1
City: Kansas City, MO
Address: 303 West 79th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Missouri

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

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Missouri

Name City Rank Score
Farmers Market Of The Ozarks Springfield 1 85.7
City Market Kansas City- Year-Round Kansas City 2 77.1
Midtown Farmers Market University City 3 74.3
Kc Organics And Natural Market Kansas City 4 71.4
Columbia Farmers Market Columbia 5 71.4
Arnold Farmers Market Arnold 6 62.9
Greater Springfield Farmers Market Springfield 7 60.0
Cape Riverfront Market Cape Girardeau 8 60.0
Eureka Farmers’ Market Eureka 9 60.0
Waldo Farmer’s Market Kansas City 10 57.1
Webster Groves Farmers Market Webster Groves 11 57.1
The Farmers’ Market At Fort Leonard Wood Fort Leonard Wood 12 57.1
Cuivre River Farmers Market Troy 13 57.1
Greater Ozark Farmers Market West Plains 14 54.3
Webb City Farmers Market Webb City 15 54.3
Lake Saint Louis Farmers And Artists Market O’fallon 16 51.4
Pony Express Farmers’ Market St. Joseph 17 51.4
Lincoln University Farmers Market Jefferson City 18 51.4
Cape Girardeau Farmers’ Market Cape Girardeau 19 51.4
Historic Downtown Liberty Farmers’ Market Liberty 20 51.4
St. Louis Community Farmers’ Market St. Louis 21 48.6
Independence Farmers Market Independence 22 48.6
Columbia Farmers Market-Winter Columbia 23 48.6
Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmers Market Lee’s Summit 24 48.6
South St. Joseph Farmers Market At The Junction St. Joseph 25 48.6
Dowtown Rolla Farmers’ Market Rolla 26 48.6
Greene’s Country Store And Feed Lake St. Louis 27 48.6
Lebanon Farmers’ Market Lebanon 28 48.6
Brookside Farmers’ Market Kansas City 29 45.7
City Market – Kansas City – Winter Market Kansas City 30 45.7
Northeast Farmers’ Market Kansas City 31 45.7
Joplin Farmers’ Market Joplin 32 45.7
Raytown Farmers’ Market Raytown 33 45.7
Gladstone Farmers’ Market Gladstone 34 45.7
Ferguson Farmers’ Market Ferguson 35 45.7
Kirksville Kiwanis Farmers’ Market Kirksville 36 45.7
Marshall Market On The Square Marshall 37 45.7
West Plains Area Farmers’ Market West Plains 38 45.7
Greater Polk County Farmers Market Bolivar 39 45.7
Briarcliff Village Farmers Market Kansas City 40 42.9
Bringing Home Grown To U 1 St. Louis 41 42.9
Bringing Homegrown To U 2 St. Louis 42 42.9
North Village Arts District Farmers And Artisans Market Columbia 43 42.9
St. Charles Lions Club Farmers’ Market St. Charles 44 42.9
Raymore’s Original Town Farmers’ Market Raymore 45 42.9
Farmington Farmers Market Farmington 46 42.9
Fulton Farmers’ Market Fulton 47 42.9
C Street Market Springfield 48 40.0
Friday Night Farmers’ Market Springfield 49 40.0
Blue Springs Farmers Market Blue Springs 50 40.0
The Market In The Loop University City 51 40.0
Rolla Farmers’ Market Rolla 52 40.0
Ozark Downtown Farmers’ Market–Powered By Fmo Ozark 53 40.0
Ozark Square Farmers’ Market Ozark 54 40.0
Jackson (Mo) Farmer’s Market Jackson 55 40.0
Depot Park Market Moberly 56 40.0
Brick District Farmers’ Market Fulton 57 40.0
Harrisonville Farmer’s Market On The Square Harrisonville 58 40.0
Warrensburg Main Street Farmers’ Market Warrensburg 59 37.1
Downtown Poplar Bluff Farmers’ Market Poplar Bluff 60 37.1
Downtown Sikeston Farmers’ Market Sikeston 61 37.1
Cherokee Street International Farmers Market St. Louis 62 34.3
North City Farmers’ Market St. Louis 63 34.3
Cole County Farmers’ Market Jefferson City 64 34.3
Ferguson Farmers’ Market On Vine Ferguson 65 34.3
Christian County Farmers’ Market Ozark 66 34.3
Jackson Farmers Market Jackson 67 34.3
Carondelet Farmers’ Market St. Louis 68 31.4
Liberty Wednesday Farmers’ Market Liberty 69 31.4
Grandview Farmers’ Market Grandview 70 31.4
Carthage Farmers’ Market Carthage 71 31.4
Branson Farmers’ Market Branson 72 31.4
City Of Union Farmers’ Market Union 73 31.4
Ivanhoe Farmers’ Market Kansas City 74 28.6
Boone County Farmers Market Columbia 75 28.6
Fischer’s Pumpkin Patch And Corn Maze Jefferson City 76 28.6
Wildwood Farmers’ Market Wildwood 77 28.6
Belton Farmers Market Belton 78 28.6
Hannibal Farmers’ Market Hannibal 79 28.6
Kennett Community Farmers Market Kennett 80 28.6
Grand Court Farmers’ Market Kansas City 81 25.7
Freeman Health System, West – Farmers Market Joplin 82 25.7
Iron Mountain Market Poplar Bluff 83 25.7
Heart Of The Ozarks Farmers’ Market West Plains 84 25.7
Neosho Farmers’ Market Neosho 85 25.7
Buckeye Acres Farmers’ Market Warrensburg 86 22.9
Urbavore Urban Farm And Market Kansas City 87 20.0
Zona Rosa Farmers’ Market Kansas City 88 20.0
Columbia Center For Urban Agriculture Columbia 89 20.0
South Us 63 Farmers’ Market Rolla 90 20.0
Moberly Farmers’ Market Moberly 91 20.0
Capital Regional Medical Center Farmers’ Market Jefferson City 92 17.1
Hinkebein Hills Farm And Market Cape Girardeau 93 17.1
Overland Farmer’s Market 63114 Overland 94 17.1
Loud House Farm Kansas City 95 14.3
Farmers’ Market Of Laclede County Lebanon 96 14.3
Columbia Farmers Market-Thursday Columbia 97 11.4
Creve Coeur Farmers’ Market Creve Coeur 98 11.4
Troostwood Youth Garden Market Kansas City 99 8.6
Jefferson City Farmer’s Market Jefferson City 100 2.9

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