It’s a new kind of beer pairing. The Overland Park Farmers Market unveils its Summer Evening Market tonight from 4 to 7 p.m. The Other Place will be selling beer, so you’ll be able to shop and sip at 7950 Marty Street.
“We looked at adding an evening market because there are people who haven’t been able to come during our morning markets,” says Kristina Stanley, the Farmers Market Supervisor.
The Overland Park Farmers Market is regularly held on Wednesdays (7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Saturdays (6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.). But the night market will have live music – the Candace Evans Jazz Band will be playing on a stage under the Clock Tower downtown – and specials that haven’t been offered during the day sessions.
“This feels a little different so we wanted to cater the entertainment and environment to it,” Stanley says.
If you need something to go with that beer (which by law has to stay within the market pavilion or the Clock Tower area where the band is playing), El Salvadoreno will be selling papusas and the Wiener Wagon will have their hand-stuffed sausages.
For those who want to stock the crisper, vendors will have asparagus, strawberries (Stanley recommends shopping early for these), arugula, lettuce, broccoli, green onions, spinach, kale, beets, radishes, turnips, rhubarb, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, cauliflower, gooseberries and cucumbers.
The market also has three kinds of cheese: cow, sheep and goat, as well as butter, ice cream, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, lamb and emu. There will be no milk at the night market, but there will be honey. Those who need sandwich fixings can pick up bread or gluten-free bread. Stanley says marketgoers can expect lots of surprises like sorbet and popcorn roasted on site.
“It’s been fun watching vendors getting excited about trying new things,” Stanley says.
The Summer Evening Market, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m., is scheduled for June 11, July 3 and August 11.[Image via Facebook: Overland Park Farmers’ Market]