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Frequently Asked Questions

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What changes have you made to the Market due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

We’re working hard to keep the Lenexa Farmers Market a healthy and safe place during the COVID-19 pandemic so we can continue to provide food access to the community. Learn about our precautions and expectations for shoppers.

What forms of payment are accepted?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we prefer customers to use a debit/credit card or exact change when possible to reduce money handling.

While some vendors accept credit/debit cards, we generally recommend bringing cash to purchase your items. If you do not have cash on hand, you can purchase Market Tokens at the Information Booth with your debit/credit card, and vendors will accept those tokens as payment. 

The Lenexa Farmers Market also accepts SNAP EBT cards and is part of the Double Up Food Bucks program, a healthy food incentive program that helps low-income families eat more healthy food and supports local farmers. SNAP participants can swipe their EBT cards to get SNAP tokens to use for purchases up to $25. You will also receive a matching amount of Double Up Food Bucks tokens that can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables.

What can each type of token be used to purchase?

We have three types of tokens:

Market Tokens (blue): Purchase these with your debit or credit card. Tokens are in $1 increments, with a $5 minimum purchase. These tokens can be used to purchase any items at any vendor at the Lenexa Farmers Market.

SNAP Tokens (red): SNAP participants can swipe their EBT cards for up to $25. These tokens can be used to purchase:

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Honey

  • Baked goods and cereals

  • Milk, cheeses and eggs

  • Seeds and plants for food

  • Coffee beans/grounds

  • Dips, salsas and frozen foods

  • Meats and poultry

  • Nuts

Double Up Food Bucks Tokens (green): These will be given to SNAP participants who purchase red tokens. They can be used to purchase:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Seeds and plants for food

How can I tell where products came from?

All vendors are required to properly label their produce as Farmer Grown, Locally Grown or Regionally Grown. This will help you understand where your food is coming from and ensure that our commitment to local is being followed.

Farmer Grown (green labels): Items labeled as Farmer Grown are grown on property that the vendor owns or leases. 

Locally Grown (blue labels): Items labeled as Locally Grown are grown 30 miles or less from the vendor's property and within 250 miles of the Lenexa Farmers Market. We require vendors to provide an invoice proving the source of that product. 

Regionally Grown (orange labels): Items labeled as Regionally Grown are grown 31 miles or more from the vendor's property and within 250 miles of the Lenexa Farmers Market. We require vendors to provide an invoice proving the source of that product.

How are organic products labeled?

Many of our vendors use pesticide-free practices when growing their produce. Farmers who do not spray their crops are able to label them as "no herbicide/pesticide spray." The Farmers Market manager conducts site visits for all vendors selling at the market to ensure the practices they use match how products are labeled.

Where is parking available?

There are 400 free parking stalls on the upper floors of the parking garage at the Lenexa civic campus. The parking garage is located directly south of the Lenexa Rec Center. Handicap-accessible parking is available on the second and third floors, with elevator access nearby.

Directions

Take 87th Street Parkway west to Winchester Street in Lenexa City Center, then head south on Winchester. The parking garage will be past the Lenexa Rec Center, on your left.

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Parking Map

Where are restrooms located?

There are restrooms in the following locations:

  • On the southwest corner of the Lenexa Rec Center, with outside access.

  • Restrooms are available inside the Lenexa Rec Center and Lenexa City Hall/Lenexa Public Market when these buildings are open.

Are pets allowed?

For the 2020 season, we ask for you to please leave all pets at home except for service animals.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

Since the Farmers Market is primarily located under the awning on the bottom floor of the Lenexa civic campus parking garage, events will usually be held rain or shine. If thunder or lightning is visible or audible (or other dangerous weather exists), the Market manager will determine whether it is safe to continue the Farmers Market.

For inclement weather updates, check our notification line below:

Is smoking permitted?

Smoking is prohibited on Lenexa’s civic campus. There is a designated smoking area located southwest of the public parking garage.