Weekends are Market Days in Kansas City!
The Kansas City River Market hosts over 140 vendors on Saturdays and Sundays all year round. It boasts the best produce and goods from local artisans, farmers and vendors from all over the Kansas City area. It's been operating in this area for over 150 years, from the very beginnings of Kansas City's roots.
Today I enjoyed a Saturday morning visit to the City Market, and it was an absolute must see! If you're planning a weekend visit to Kansas City, make sure the River Market is on your list. You'll find good coffee and restaurants in a vibrant local community, as well as unique finds you won't get anywhere else.
First Up: The Perfect Latte
First was a trip to Our Daily Nada, a local coffeehouse and bar that doubles as a bookstore! It's within walking distance to the River Market and served up a mean caramel latte that was the perfect amount of sweet.
Sights & Sounds at the City Market
Looking for gorgeous views of the city from a new vantage point? Check out the skyline from the north side of the city! Or stop and enjoy the talents of local musicians. There's a lot to take in!
Bouquets were the star of the farmer's market, and fall blooms were in full array. Find gorgeous hues of gold, purple, and green blossoming at various floral stands at the market.
At the market, I found more variations of colorful produce than I even knew existed. I have found that the perfect way to discover new foods is to purchase the most interesting finds at the market and learn the best ways to prepare them!
I had a very hard time limiting myself to only a few purchases, but these were by far my favorites! I bought a gorgeous pot of hardy mums for my fall porch display and some garlic butterhorns that I CAN'T WAIT to eat!
Overall, there's so much to see and do in the River Market area, and I highly recommend visiting to support local vendors and to discover some unique finds for your home and kitchen! For more info on the River Market and all the fun spots you can check out in the area, visit their website. Kick off your weekend the right way in Kansas City!