Friday, April 8, 2011

Overland Park Farmers Market opens this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 2:20 PM

click to enlarge Head to the market in OP.
  • Head to the market in OP.

You don't have to feel that scurvy is a possibility anymore. Remember what it's like to have a fridge full of fruits and vegetables by heading over to the opening of the downtown Overland Park Farmers Market. The first day of the market -- west of Marty between 79th and 80th streets -- is Saturday. On June 1, vendors will start selling goods on Wednesdays as well, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This Saturday, the market will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. While you're there, stop in for an orange roll at the Clock Tower Bakery & Cafe; they're big enough for lunch or dinner.

Get some late-night grub tonight at Good News: Good You at the News Room (3740 Broadway). Chef Kelli Daniels serves up dishes perfected in her mobile food truck, including the Good Mac, an organic version of the Big Mac, with hand-cut fries. And don't forget the blueberry ketchup. The Good News kitchen is open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.

The second annual Meow Mixer -- a benefit for No More Homeless Pets -- is Saturday at the Aftershock Bar and Grill (5240 Merriam Drive) in Merriam. Enjoy rockabilly at its finest. The doors open at 6 p.m., and admission is $7.

Lukas Liquors (13657 Washington) is holding a free wine tasting from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The four wines that will be available for tasting are NV Gaezela Vinho Verde from Portugal, 2009 Rock Rabbit Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Montinore Pinot Noir, and the 2008 Pascaul Toso Reserva Malbec from Argentina. These are wines that would serve you well when you begin to grill this summer.

Singer Ray Reed will be honored during a jam session and roast on Sunday at Danny's Big Easy in the 18th and Vine District. During the jam session, which runs from 3 to 7 p.m., donations will also be collected to help pay for Reed's medical bills. The night will also mark the one-year anniversary of the restaurant.

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