Overland Park Farmers’ Market will return to downtown pavilion after two years away

Overland Park Farmers' Market

The Overland Park Farmer's Market is set to return to its original pavilion location downtown when it opens on April 16 after two years in the parking lot of the Matt Ross Community Center. The city plans to expand the footprint of the market and make use of nearby parking lots so that there can be more spacing between vendors to accommodate for pandemic public health precautions. File photo.

After two seasons elsewhere, the Overland Park Farmers’ Market will return to its original downtown pavilion location for its 40th season this year, but it will be spread out with more space between stalls, a city council committee learned Wednesday.

Jermel Stevenson, director of the city’s parks and recreation department, said the market will open on Saturday April 16, with Wednesday markets beginning June 1.