The historic City Market in downtown Kansas City really bustles when farmers come to town to sell produce!
The City Market (sometimes called the River Market) dates to 1857. Today, it is one of the region’s largest City Markets with more than 140 farmer stalls. Shops surround the stalls with meats, fresh produce, specialty goods, flowers, and baked goods from America, Africa, Europe, the Middle and the Far East.
The City Market is located at the site on which Kansas City was first founded. A group of settlers created the “Town of Kansas” in 1850 which became the “City of Kansas” in 1853. In fact, the southern section of the market was the public square for the City in the mid-1800s.
The Market location was the dock on the Missouri River for the exchange of supplies for the tiny settlement of Westport three miles to the south. Westport now houses homes and shops with an historic and artsy flair.
A redevelopment downtown called the River Market neighborhood is nearby. The whole neighborhood is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
The City Market is located at: 20 East 5th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106-1102, Phone: 816-842-1271/www.thecitymarket.org