VIDEO: City Market introduces Wednesday market

Posted at 3:52 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 18:34:23-04

In Kansas City's historic City Market, more history's being made.
For the first time in years, the market is holding a farmer's market - on a Wednesday.

"We're kind of calling it the healthy happy hour and the fun fresh rush hour," said Sue Patterson, the City Market's director of marketing events.

The popular Saturday and Sunday Market already draws big crowds, more than 20,000 this past Saturday.

"I like to think of us as the pulse of the city.  We're kind of where it all began," said Patterson.  "And it grew from here."

Now the market feels it's time to grow even more.

While the more than 30 shops and restaurants in the market are open seven days a week, this new Wednesday market allows people to buy directly from local farmers, just like they can on weekends.

To see a list of the top five metro KC farmers markets, click here.

"We do know that area residents want a midweek solution to buy produce, to buy local produce," said Patterson.

And now there are more potential customers.

"The downtown area and in particular the River Market area is very dynamic now and we're seeing an influx of residents," said Patterson.

The Wednesday market, which will be smaller than the weekend market, runs from 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday through September. It also features music and street performers.

To see a map of all metro KC farmers markets click here.




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