Local Market in Full Bloom

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Locals from and around Lee’s Summit visit the farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Vendors sell home grown vegetables, baked goods, and handmade crafts. Photo by Cassie Ferrick.

The Lee’s Summit Farmers Market is held every Saturday and Wednesday 7am until vendors sell out, Apr. 6-Nov. 30. The market is held at the corner of Second and Douglas streets in Downtown Lee’s Summit.

All sorts of goods are sold there such as vegetables, fruits, bread, flowers and crafts.

One man, Mark Davis, loves to sell all sorts of vegetables grown straight from his farm. “We sell whatever we can grow.” said Davis.

For about five years now Davis has been selling his produce at the market.  Davis said his favorite thing about the market is all of the people, and how they can sell a lot in a short amount of time.

In a single day of being at the market, Davis said he can make as much as $300 to $1000.

Most of the venders at the market arrive around 6:30 to set up, and pack up to leave whenever they sell out.

Many varieties of food, crafts and flowers are sold at the Farmers Market. The market is a nice place to find freshly grown items and also recipes.

For more information on the farmers market, visit http://www.downtownls.org/visitdowntownls/farmersmarket

Story By Cassie Ferrick

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