The last time we drove east on Independence Avenue, we counted very few grocery stores. Good thing the Northeast satellite of the Mattie Rhodes Center (148 North Topping Avenue, 816-241-3780) sets up the La Chalupa farmers market from 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday. "We want people to continue to cook their cultural foods but with healthier products," says Anna Bazan, Mattie Rhodes' community services specialist. "We also have a community garden that is at full capacity with a wait list." Regular vendors include aquaponic farmers Urban Harvest KC and Panaderia de Las Americas. Call Bazan at 816-581-5657 for more information.