Another possible speck of light at the end of the long COVID-19 tunnel is the return of the Downtown Farmers Market to its downtown district home this Saturday, May 8.
The popular weekend market had been relocated to Abundant Life Church south of the historic downtown district in order to meet social distancing guidelines set for by Jackson County during the pandemic. However, as the County has begun to ease some of the restrictions as vaccinations are increasing along with the decrease of positive cases, Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street has announced the Market is coming home this week.
“We are thrilled to return to our home at 2nd and Douglas Streets in Downtown Lee’s Summit," said market manager and DLSMS assistant director Ashley Nowell. "We have missed the community, small-town feel, and walkability of our Downtown Lee’s Summit location.”
Even with the easing of County guidelines, Nowell was quick to point out patron safety was still a important factor for the Market. Patrons are still encouraged to continue social distancing and wear face masks when this is not possible. She added a reminder for people to wash their hands often and stay home if they are feeling sick.
The Downtown Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m .to noon in the Farmers Market lot at 2nd and Douglas streets in Downtown Lee's Summit. Free parking is available at the City Hall parking garage located at the corner of 2nd and Green streets.