Tomato Celebration 2018

tomato 2018

Join us for a special summer Market on Thursday, August 2nd! Our vendors will be at the peak of their tomato harvest, so we want to celebrate their special harvest. Our Tomato Celebration 2018 will highlight some of the tasty tomatoes they grow, and we will host our 3rd Annual Tomato Contest for biggest, ugliest, and (NEW!) prettiest tomatoes!

To enter the tomato contest, bring your contest tomato (HAS TO BE A TOMATO THAT YOU GREW!) to the market (3001 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124) between 4pm and 6pm. Customers will vote for the UGLIEST and PRETTIEST tomatoes during the market and we will weigh the BIGGEST tomato at 6:15pm. Winners will be announced at 6:30pm! Here are the prizes:

1st PRIZE—$30  ·  2nd PRIZE—$15  ·  3rd PRIZE—$5

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First Market of 2018 on May 17th!

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Join us for the first Northeast Farmers Market of 2018 on Thursday, May 17th!

This is the 4th Year of the market at our regular spot at 3001 Independence Ave, KCMO 64124, every Thursday from 4pm to 7pm starting May 17th.

Vendors will have fresh, local vegetables, fruit, jams/jellies, meat, and more!

Customers will be able to double their SNAP benefits (up to $25/week) to buy more fruits and vegetables. http://www.doubleupheartland.org/how-it-works/

Now Accepting 2018 Vendor Applications

We are now accepting applications from prospective vendors for the 2018 market season.

2018 Vendor Application

The Northeast Farmers Market will be open on Thursdays, 4pm to 7pm, from May 17th, 2018 to October 4th, 2018.

Vendor fees are $50 for the whole season (21 weeks) or $5/week. If you choose to pay for the whole season up front, the vendor fee is on or before the first market on May 17th, 2018.

If you have any questions, email NortheastFarmersMarket@gmail.com

Opening Market on May 18th

FarmersMarketFlyer_SocialMedia-02Northeast Farmers Market will have its opening market on Thursday, May 18th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, at 3001 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64124.

This is our 3rd season and we hope you can join us for the first market of the year! We have many of your favorite vendors from last season and added a few new ones:

– Fresh from the Field Farm (vegetables, ORANGE WATERMELON, eggs)
– M&M Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
– The Tamale Kitchen (beef and chicken tamales)
– Pink Pony Farm (native berry jellies and jam)
– The Urban Farming Guyes (vegetables, eggs)
– Valentine Beef (BEEF!)
– Blue Mills Farm (vegetables)
– Bee Haven Farm (honey and other bee products)
– Adams ORAC Farm (vegetables, transplants, eggs, goat milk)
– Greenwood Garden Organics (USDA certified organic vegetables, honey)

We will also have other info booths, including:
– Kansas City Community Gardens
– El Centro
– The Mattie Rhodes Center
– Legal Aid of Western Missouri
– Bike Walk KC
– Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

As always, NE Farmers Market will participate in the Double Up Food Bucks KC program in 2017. This allows customers who receive SNAP benefits to double their SNAP/EBT dollars to purchase more fruits and vegetables (up to $25/week).

**For the opening market, customers who ride their bike to the market will get $5 free to spend at the market**

For parents, we will have a kids activity tent to entertain children while you shop!

We hope you can join us!

Vendor Meeting on February 28th

Northeast Farmers Market will have a vendor meeting on Tuesday, February 28th, at 5:00pm at the North-East Branch Library (6000 Wilson Rd, Kansas City, MO 64123).

This will be an informational session about the 2017 Season of Northeast Farmers Market. Old and potential new vendors are welcome to attend.

We’ll discuss the expectations for selling at the market this year, including vendor fees (they are much less this year!), the token system we use to process debit/credit cards and EBT, and other logistical things.

You can find the 2017 Vendor Application here: https://nefarmersmarket.wordpress.com/vendor-information/

I hope you can make it! If you have any questions, please email Jenna Wilkins, NortheastFarmersMarket@gmail.com