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Merriam Farmers Market
(913) 322-5550
5740 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2-October 10 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

Overland Park Farmers Market
(913) 642-2222
Downtown Between 79th & 80th Street off of Marty; By the Clock Tower in His
Overland Park, KS
General Information
Covered : Yes
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 15-September 30 Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Johnson

Olathe Farmers Market
(913) 764-6263
Heritage Center; 1200 E. Kansas City Road
Olathe, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 25-October 10 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - Sell Out
County
Johnson

Farmers Community Market at Brookside
Border Star Montessori School, 63rd & Wornall
Kansas City, MO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 11- Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

KC Organics and Natural Market
1 mile S of 1-435 on Holms, E on Red Bridge Rd; in Minor Park
Kansas City, MO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-Mid-October Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Shawnee Farmers Market
(913) 248-2360
11110 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 2-October 31 Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - Sell Out
County
Johnson

Fresh Promises Farmers Market
(913) 209-4446
9210 Kill Creek Rd; NW Corner of Kill Creek Rd. Interchange
Desoto, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 1-September 30 Wednesday, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
County
Johnson

KCK Green Market
(913) 526-0688
6th and Taurome
Kansas City, KS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 10-September 30 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - Sell Out
County
Wyandotte

The City Market Farmers Market
(816) 842-1271
5th & Walnut
Kansas City, MO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
March-October Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 12 Noon Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bannister Federal Complex Farmers Market
92nd & Troost
Kansas City, MO
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 9-September 29 Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Nutrition, Tips for Including More Delicious Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet

By Erin Rogers

Just about everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy diet. Even though we know this to be true, many of us still find it hard to include the recommended 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit per day in our diets. Once you learn a few easy tricks, soon you'll have no trouble eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.

First, you'll want to become generally familiar with serving sizes. They are not as big as you might think. Here are the some guidelines for one serving of fruits or vegetables:

∗ 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables (such as lettuce or spinach)

∗ 1/2 cup of other vegetables, cooked or chopped raw

∗ 1/2 cup cooked or canned legumes (beans and peas)

∗ 3/4 cup of vegetable juice

∗ 1 medium apple, banana, orange

∗ 1/2 cup of chopped, cooked, or canned fruit

∗ 3/4 cup of fruit juice

∗ 1/4 cup dried fruit

Here are some practical tips anyone can use:

∗ Be sure to include at least one fruit serving at breakfast, preferably two. Try a glass of orange juice and a whole piece of fruit, or a smoothie using both juice and whole fruit.

∗ Use snacktime to add a serving or two of fruits or vegetables to your daily diet, such as raw vegetables with some light dip or dressing, or a bowl of chopped fruit topped with some fat-free yogurt.

∗ Include at least two servings of vegetables with both lunch and dinner. A lunch example would be to add both lettuce and tomato to a sandwich, and some raw vegetables on the side. For dinner, try serving 2 sides of steamed vegetables. Or, eat a bowl of tomato or vegetable soup or gazpacho as an appetizer. Try a pizza with lots of veggie toppings.

∗ Before you prepare dinner, fix a bowl of fresh veggies to munch on and then place it on the table with dinner. You'd be surprised how easy it is to down a 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes or sliced cucumbers when you're munching away.

∗ Fill half your dinner plate with vegetables, and go for seconds on veggies before you'll allow yourself seconds of the entree.

∗ If you don't have any fresh vegetables or fruit, keep frozen and canned on hand - they are surprisingly comparable in terms of nutrition.

∗ Drink an ice-cold glass of vegetable juice with a meal or for a snack.

∗ Make it a point to try a new fruit or vegetable as often as you can - it's a great way to discover wonderful new favorites!

∗ Include fruit in your dessert selections. You can serve it with angel food cake, yogurt, light whipping topping, chocolate syrup, light ice cream, or all by itself!

If you use all of the suggestions in this list, you'd get 5-6 servings of vegetables and 3-4 servings of fruit in a day. That doesn't seem so hard, does it? Happy eating!

Related Information: Holisticonline.com Healthy Recipes Infocenter for recipes on healthy foods from around the world.

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