(Kansas City, MO) – Kick off National Farmers Market week at City Market August 7-14. Savor summer’s bounty, support local farmers and food makers, and celebrate the many benefits the Farmers Markets brings to our community.
Coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition, this year’s campaign is centered around the essential role farmers markets play in supporting equitable access to healthy food, resilient local food systems, economic growth, human connection, and collective action through shared values.
“Our Farmers Market serves a vital role in both the physical and mental health of our community,” said Paula Stocker, Farmers Market Manager at City Market. “It’s not only an abundant source of fresh healthy food, but also it provides a place for people from all parts of Kansas City, the region, and the country to connect.”
Participation in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the primary ways our Farmers Market supports our local growers and their customers. SNAP recipients can double their SNAP dollars – up to $25 per market day – through the Double Up Food Bucks matching program, which offers free $1 tokens redeemable for fresh fruits and vegetables sold at the Farmers Market. Visit the SNAP booth during the Farmers Market or learn more here.
You can celebrate and support City Market in a number of ways:
VOTE in the 2022 Farmers Market Celebration to help City Market win prize money to support local farms and healthy communities. It only takes a minute. Click here to vote now.
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SHARE your City Market photos and why you support the Farmers Market with these hashtags: #FarmersMarketsAreEssential #CityMarketKC #FarmersMarketWeek #LoveMyMarket.
SPONSOR the Farmers Market and align your organization’s brand with our mission. As a non-profit entity, sponsorships are vital to preserving City Market’s historical significance and continuing our legacy as a diverse public gathering space.