Earth Day

Did you know that Americans throw away an average of 80 billion pounds of food each year? You read that right - 80 BILLION. That averages out to almost $650 worth of food per household annually!

Come to the Overland Park Farmers Market on Saturday, 4/21, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to learn more about how your family can reduce the amount of food waste produced each year with our friends from the Johnson County Department of Health and EnvironmentCompost Collective KC and After the Harvest KC.

Activities Include:

  • Enter to win one of three residential compost bins from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment ($125 value)
  • Kids' activities with Compost Collective KC
  • Look for Market vendors wearing "Buy Ugly Produce" buttons as a reminder that your fruits and veggies don't have to be beauty queens to be nutritious and healthy for you and your family
  • More to come!

Thank you to the volunteers of the Downtown Overland Park Green Task Force for their work on this Earth-friendly event: Ten Thousand VillagesThe Upper CrustImages Art GalleryStitching Change, and Law Office of Zachary L. Luea, LLC!