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About River Market
Kansas City's River Market area, home to some of the oldest architecture in Kansas City, is rich in history, but is also home to international and organic dining, as well as the region's largest farmer's market, known as the City Market. The Market is open 7 days a week and is home to 35 permanent merchants whose offerings include produce from area farms and specialty groceries. The Saturday Farmer's Market hosts more than 140 local vendors who offer fresh produce, fresh flowers, homemade baked goods, handmade crafts, and more. Several locally owned restaurants, many of which serve locally grown organic food, are located in the River Market, as well as a brewing company. With a variety of ethnic restaurants, markets, and shops, the area attracts a diverse mix of people. The River Market is home to many festivals throughout the year, such as a Harvest Festival in October, an Art Festival, and even live music, with a concert venue that attracts national musicians and is large enough to accommodate 10,000 fans. Art galleries, an antique mall, and building size murals, which capture scenes from Kansas City's history can be found at the River Market. More people are moving to this area of Kansas City, as historic warehouse and storage buildings are being renovated into lofts and apartments. It is a popular area to live because of its proximity to shops, restaurants, walking trails and parks, and downtown Kansas City, which is just a few blocks south of the Market.