Overland Park Farmers Market named ‘America’s favorite’ in new nationwide vote

Overland Park Farmers Market

The Overland Park Farmers' Market took home the title of America's "favorite farmers market" in the 2022 America's Farmers Market Celebration after receiving more than 12,000 votes online, more than any of the thousands of other markets across the country that participated. File photo.

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market is the best in the country, according to a new online poll of thousands of farmers’ markets from around the U.S.

Driving the news: The 60-year-old market in downtown Overland Park took home the title of America’s “favorite farmers market” in the 14th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration put on, in part, by the American Farmland Trust.

  • The contest, which lasted throughout the summer before ending on Sept. 19., had farmers markets across the country participate by asking shoppers, farmers, vendors, volunteers and others to vote for their favorite markets.
  • This year, the Overland Park Farmers Market received slightly more than 12,000 votes over the course of the competition, the highest tally of any of the 7,000 some markets across the country that participated.

Key quote: “We are so appreciative of our community for the support,” said Kristina Stanley, Overland Park’s city recreation supervisor. “This award affirms just how essential the farmers market truly is for people of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, national origins, and sexual orientations in our community.”