The sun is shining and the tomatoes are ripening. This makes it the perfect time to go a local farmers market. It's a way to get local produce and products.
The Farmers Market in Olathe, Kansas, located in Black Bob Park, is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting at 7:30 a.m.
The farmers market is in its third year.
“If it’s raised here locally, they come for fresh grown by local farmers,” said Bill Clevenger, owner of Last Dollar Farm in Wellsville. “A lot of it has to so with the atmosphere.”
Clevenger raises a variety of vegetables including tomatoes, squash, zucchini, beets and cucumbers. He said his most popular item to sale are tomatoes.
It’s not only produce consumers are looking for, it’s the chance to interact with vendors and create relationships.
“The honesty of the vendors to relay to you where the produce is coming from. We just get to be friends with our customers,” he said.
For a map of other Farmers Markets in the Kansas City area, click here.