Overland Park Farmers’ Market will stay at Matt Ross through 2021 — long-term plans remain up in air

Overland Park Farmers' Market

The city says traffic this summer at the Overland Park Farmers' Market at Matt Ross Community Center has broken records, with most Saturdays recording 6,500 visitors or more. The city announced Thursday the market will stay at Matt Ross through the 2021 season, which ends in November. Image via City of Overland Park.

Overland Park announced Thursday that the city’s farmers’ market will remain outside the Matt Ross Community Center through the rest of the 2021 season.

Why it matters: Debate about the long-term future of the city’s popular farmers’ market has grown more urgent since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the city to move operations to Matt Ross, 8101 Marty St., a few blocks away from the Farmers’ Market Pavilion downtown.