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KC Farmers’ Markets

Posted April 15, 2014 10:20pm by Jane

If you love fresh food as much as I do, chances are you’re excited about the chance to buy beautiful fresh-picked produce at some KC area farmers’ markets this growing season. Many local markets have opened – or are opening soon. After all, with great food samples and even some live entertainment at some, it’s a great way to get food for the week and keep your kids occupied on a beautiful Saturday morning!

City Market: Features an eclectic mix of dining, shopping, entertainment and attractions, including concerts, festivals and other special events. Mar- Oct: Sat. 6am-3pm; Sun. 8am-3pm; 20 E 5th St., KCMO (at the heart of KC’s River Market)

Overland Park Farmers Market: Features a variety of produce and other foods, and offers cooking demonstrations and other live entertainment on select dates. Saturdays, Apr 12-Nov 22: 6:30am-1pm thru Sep 27, 8am-1pm beginning Oct 4; Wednesdays, May 21-Sep 24: 7:30am-1 pm; Evening Markets from 4-7pm June 11, July 3 & Aug 11; 7950 Marty St., Overland Park, KS (between 79th & 80th Street, 2 blocks west of Metcalf)

Bad Seed Farmers Market: Get a taste of Urban Farm life and promote urban farm sustainability every Friday from 4-9pm; May 2-Nov 21, 2012; Crossroads District, 1909 McGee, KCMO

KC Organics Farmers Market: Organic family farmers offer a wide variety of locally produced and artisanal products. Saturdays, May 4-Oct 12; 8am-12:30pm; Minor Park, just East of Holmes on Red Bridge Road (111th Street)

Brookside Farmers Market: This is definitely a treat for anyone who wants farm-fresh, organic, local (within 100 miles) food. Opens Apr 19; Saturdays, 8am-1pm; 63rd St. & Wornall Road, KCMO

Olathe Farmers Market: Featuring 2 locations this year. Saturdays, Apr 19-Oct 25; 7:30am until sold; Wednesdays, May 14-Sep 24; 7:30am until sold; 200 W. Santa Fe; Poplar and Kansas in downtown Olathe & new location at Black Bob Park, 14500 W 151st, Field 1

Shawnee Farmers Market: Offering a variety of farm-fresh produce. Saturdays, May-Oct, 7am-4pm; City Hall Parking Lot, Nieman Rd & Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS

Photo courtesy of City Market.

Parks & Playgrounds

Posted March 28, 2014 2:02am by Jane

One of my fondest memories as a little kid was taking that special trip to Loose Park on one of the first warm days of spring. My sisters and I loved the duck pond and the wide open spaces where we could fly our kites without getting them tangled in the trees (well, most of the time anyway).

Today, my kids and I love to explore new parks. Our all-time favorites are Tomahawk Park – my little animal lover loves to explore the animal prints thoughtfully installed by Leawood Parks & Rec, and Antioch Park, with its Historic Dodge Town, great playgrounds and a seemingly million other things to explore. And we’re looking forward to adding others to the list this year.

If you’re planning to get out and enjoy nature and give your kids that feeling of let-loose freedom that seems to be a natural consequence of entering a park, check out our Parks & Playgrounds list for easy reference. We’ve just updated it, but we welcome any comments and updates on area parks.

Have a favorite that’s not listed? Know of something new coming to an area park? Just want to share the name of your kids’ favorite park? Let us know that too!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some outdoor fun. Oh, and I’m sure my kids are too.

Penguin Park photo courtesy of Kansas City Parks.

Consignment Sales in KC

Posted March 24, 2014 12:29pm by Jane

Looking for great deals on spring and summer clothes for the kids? Consignment sales are popping up all over town! In addition to the sales listed below, check our Consignment Sales page for additional listings.

Here We Grow Again: Olathe/Overland Park, KS @ Santa Fe and Ridgeview (1225 E. Santa Fe, Olathe), March 31-April 5; Gladstone, MO @ 6465 N. Prospect (near Hobby Lobby), April 7-13; Independence, MO @ 16619 E 23rd Street (next to Price Chopper), March 29-April 6; Shawnee Sale @ 13360 W. 87th St., Lenexa (87th & Pflumm, Next to HyVee), April 12-16; Southland Sale @ 305 N Scott, Belton, MO, April 26-May 4

Kid’s Closet ConnectionOverland Park: Mar. 25-29, 2014; Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS. Gardner: April 3-6, 2014; Johnson County Fairgrounds, 136 E Washington St., Gardner, KS. Lawrence/Douglas County Spring Sale Event: April 4-6, 2014 (VIP Pre-sale begins April 3); Holiday Inn Convention Center, 200 McDonald Dr., Lawrence, KS. Leavenworth: April 9-12, 2014; Wyandotte County Fairgrounds, 13700 Polfer Rd., Kansas City, KS.

Rhea Lana’s of Overland Park – April 2-6, 2014; April 1 pre-sale @ Overland Park International Trade Center (115th & Metcalf)

Mothers of Multiples: Are you a mother of multiples? Check out these great consignment sales for those of you trying to keep your twins (or triplets!) in clothes that fit:

Greater Kansas City Mothers of Twins Club @ First Church of the Nazarene, KCMO (119th and Stateline); 8am-2pm, cash only, Mar. 29

Kansas City Northland Mothers of Multiples Club @ Hillside Christian Church, 900 NE Vivion Road, KCMO; 8am-noon, ½ price sale 12:30–2:30 pm; cash only, $1 admission, Apr. 5

Check back often to see the latest Consignment Sales listed!

Have a sale we missed? Be sure to list information (with a link) below in the comments!