City Market News: February 19
Meat Eaters Rejoice

Looking for local, farm-raised meat? Several Farmers' Market vendors sell a variety of meats every weekend. 

These vendors raise free-range livestock without the use of  hormones, steroids, growth stimulants and antibiotics. Facilities are USDA inspected to offer the healthiest and most flavorful products. You can buy meat from the following vendors at the market this weekend: 

Golden Rule Meats: Argentinian-style grass-fed beef, all-natural pork and chicken
KC Buffalo: buffalo, bison and specialty meats
Of The Earth Farm: Berkshire pork and Katahdin lamb
Danjo Farms: grass-fed pork, chicken and lamb
7 Great Spots for Cocktails in the City Market
City Market shops, restaurants and Farmers' Market vendors offer a world of ways to relax and raise a glass.  

Blue Nile offers a wine and beer list that features Ethiopian honey wine,  delicious traditional wines from South Africa, imported beers like Tusker, King Fisher, Taj Mahal and much more. 
http://www.bluenilekc.com

Winslow's BBQ has a comfy bar offering all the domestic labels, interesting characters and great conversation your little heart desires.

BoLings knows how to have happy hour. Enjoy a full bar with specialty drinks including their signature mai tais and delicious pomesaketinis. 
 
Taste of Brazil recently added a cocktail bar serving a spectacular selection of wines as well as Brazilian beers, and authentic South American mixed drinks made with cachaça, a distilled rum-like spirit made from sugarcane juice.

Carollo Gourmet Grocery has an extensive selection of Italian wines and imported beer available for purchase.*

 
Fahrmeiers Family Vineyards sells an exciting array of wines that will satisfy any palate. Sample and purchase their products most weekends at the Farmers' Market.*
 

Of The Earth Distillery offers spirits distilled from their very own fruit crops grown in northwest Missouri. The selection includes Ray County Rye whisky, apple brandy, grappa, berry liqueurs and more.*

*Packaged for retail sales and not for consumption on City Market premises.
Couples Tied The Knot on Valentine's Day

10 couples were married or renewed vows during free Tie The Knot ceremonies at the City Market last Sunday, Valentine's Day. Click here to view the photo gallery
 
In its ninth year, Tie The Knot has been a unique and romantic way to legally marry, celebrate love and renew vows. Reverend John Navarre, Chaplain at the Pilgrim Chapel in Kansas City, Missouri, officiated the ceremonies, and guitarist Ted Luce provided musical accompaniment.

Each couple said "I do" during their own private ceremony with family and friends in attendance.
 Bloom Baking Company provided delicious mini wedding cakes for each couple to share. 
 
Reservations are currently being taken for next year's Tie The Knot ceremonies on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Please contact Sue Patterson for more information at (816) 842-1271 or spatterson@thecitymarket.org.
Special Menu Celebrates Chinese New Year 


Celebrate the year of the Fire Monkey at BoLings! Enjoy  Chinese New Year specials through Tuesday, Feb. 22. The New Year menu features many delicious items featuring assorted appetizers, Sautéed Whole Flounder, Stewed Beef Noodle Soup, traditional Home-Style Chive Dumplings and House-Made Crème Caramel. Be sure to wear red when you dine in or call ahead for carry-out favorites to enjoy a cozy meal at home! 
Lil Bub Merch Now Available at Candy Wizard 

Lil Bub, the most amazing cat on the planet, is an actual rescue cat born with special needs. After becoming a social media sensation, Lil Bub has used her fame to raise money for and awareness about pet adoption and proper animal care.

All sales of Lil Bub merchandise at the Candy Wizard will go to The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. Visit The Candy Wizard on Facebook for store hours and more information.
St. Pat's Day Is Just Around the Corner 
Emblazon and The Urban Trader have everything you need to get your leprechaun on for St. Patrick's Day: hats, shirts, beads, flags and all the extras. Visit both stores on Facebook for hours and more information.
KC Streetcar Update

The KC Streetcar vehicles continue testing and operator training this week during the day and evenings. To date, there are 14 individuals going through streetcar operator orientation and training. KC Streetcar maintenance staff has also been hired and currently being trained.  
 
Streetcar Advertisers Are Getting Rail 

The KC Streetcar Authority offers a variety of options and programs for local businesses and corporate partners to take advantage of KC Streetcar's integration into the city. If you're interested in  advertising on the KC Smart City digital kiosks along the KC Streetcar route, visit the website and sign up to receive more information  http://bit.ly/20bYsRH.
Streetcar Testing Is Ongoing  

Streetcar testing continues and parking regulations are being strictly enforced. Parking along the streetcar route is allowed in designated areas within the painted white lines. 

To avoid ticketing and towing, no portion of a vehicle should touch the streetcar tracks or encroach beyond the white line that runs alongside the tracks. This applies to all vehicles, including delivery vehicles, U.S. postal vehicles and emergency vehicles. No exceptions can be made for temporary or drop-off parking. 

Be sure that every part of your vehicle including side mirrors is safely inside the painted white lines. Hopefully this goes without saying, but parking on the KC Streetcar tracks is a big no-no. KCPD Parking Enforcement is ticketing, fining up to $500 and towing vehicles as needed per 
City Ordinance #105406 . 

At the
Farmers'
 Market
this weekend

Beef
Buffalo
Lamb
Pork

Fresh Eggs
Pimento Cheese

Distilled Spirits

Artisan Bread
Brownies
Cookies
Fudge
Pies

Honey
Jelly
Salsa
Candied Jalapeños

Crafts:
Incense
Soy Candles
Tag Art
PVC bow & arrows
marshmallow shooters
Children's Clothing 

*Availability is subject to change
Check the Weather Before You Visit

Click here for current conditions and the latest 7-day forecast for the City Market from the NWS. 

 

The Farmers' Market is open Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m. City Market shops and restaurants are open 7 days a week. Please check with individual businesses, shops and restaurants for hours of operation. 


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Leasing space at the City Market  
Interested in leasing a permanent space at the City Market? 

Please contact Justin Cottrell, or give us a call at (913)232-5100.
Cozy Shopping All Winter 

The Farmers' Market is open Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Enclosed Farmers' Market Pavilions are lightly heated and comfortable for shopping even when it's cold outside. 
Shop
  Our Yard Sale 

Shop the Community Yard Sale  Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

You'll find antiques, collectibles or gently used items from up to 60 vendors in one stop. You just never know what treasures you might find! 
Great Space for Special Events

Our Pavilions are perfect for hosting unique events, corporate meetings, graduations, fashion shows, weddings and receptions, reunions and all kinds of celebrations. They're even enclosed and lightly heated for comfortable from November through the end of March. Call or email Sue Patterson for more information. 
(816) 842-1271.