Manhattan Kansas Farmer’s Market

July 4th, 2010

This was my favorite stand.

It had the prettiest design…

And also – the best costumes.

At first I didn’t know what this vegetable was.

I thought maybe they were exotic carrots.

Or petite beets.

Or tiny red rutabagas!

But then I read the sign.

“Radishes” it said.

Sometimes I have a tendency to over think things a little bit.

Hey!  I told you it was exciting!

Happy Fourth of July!


  • Yum! Your pickin’s were much more plentiful than mine! I think the sheer size of those radishes is what threw you. That olive oil tin looks pretty vintage….until you read the “No Cholesterol” sign. : )

  • Kay in KCMO:

    Wow, that all looks so good. Mr. Kay in KCMO and I used to be frequent denizens of the city market in KC on Saturday mornings. Then it dawned on us that hardly anyone actually grew what they were selling; they were just unloading shipments from produce distributors. We haven’t been back in years. It looks like the vendors in Manhattan actually grew their own stuff.

  • Kay in KCMO, check out the Merriam Farmer’s Market. Their merchants sell all locally grown fruits and veggies.

    And, there’s a great stand at 74th and Metcalf in Overland Park, right in the lot at the Christian college there. The couple who runs the stand have a farm in Gardner, KS, and they sell Monday-Saturday. They have the best corn right now, as well as tomatoes, peaches, and the green beans should be coming in soon!