Send flowers to barbeque lovers with the help of Kansas City florists.
Founded in 1838 as the "Town of Kansas", the city was incorporated simply as Kansas City in 1853. Due to the 200 working fountains throughout the area, the Kansas City has been nicknamed as the "City of Fountains". Second to Rome, there are more fountains in Kansas City than in any other city in the world. The city has also been called the "Paris of the Plains" as it is home to more boulevards than anywhere in the world after Paris, France.
Visitors to Kansas City can enjoy the symphony, the ballet, or take in a show at the Starlight Theatre. This outdoor facility has over 8,000 seats, all under the stars, hence its name. Thousands of tourists visit the city each year for its renowned Jazz Festival which consistently attracts top jazz artists from across the nation. Kansas City has earned its top notch reputation for its famous Kansas City BBQ cuisine. City chefs claim the secret to world famous BBQ is to grill the food "low and slow". There are close to 100 restaurants serving up the faire and the city also hosts the world’s largest BBQ contest, The American Royal each fall.
Another tourist favorite is the Kansas City Market. First started in 1857, this is one of the largest and longest running farmers markets in the Midwest. It brings residents and small businesses together with local Kansas City flowers farmers, and producers of specialty meats, cheeses as well as local artists, which helps to keep their businesses flourishing. The market sees most of its business on the weekend, but there are also 30 full time merchants open year round. Kansas City flower growers rely on farmers markets to subsidize their incomes since the majority of fresh flowers sold in the city and throughout the U.S. are now imported from South America and not from local Kansas City flowers growers.
State agencies and growers associations are working to keep the Kansas City Flower growers in business through education initiatives geared towards helping them become more competitive by growing specialty blooms that the South American growers can’t compete with due to the difficulty involved in shipping certain varieties of flowers.
The Kansas City Flower Market at Barkley Square is open every Thursday from June through September. Local Kansas City flower shops often choose to purchase some of their specialty products through the flower market. While most Kansas City florists purchase the majority of their product through Kansas City flower wholesalers, they know that the product from local Kansas City flowers farmers and nurseries will last 2 – 3 days longer as they are often purchased the same day they are cut. With supermarkets now actively engaged in floral sales, people who buy from Kansas City flower shops are ordinarily spending more money and therefore expect fresher flowers that last longer. This is where the benefit of buying from local growers is most evident.
Things to Do in Kansas City
- Harry S. Truman Presidential Library
- Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
- Lewis and Clark Lake
- Wallace State Park
- Swope Park - the country's second largest urban park at 1,769 acres, which houses the Starlight Theatre, the Kansas City Zoo, two golf courses and a Braille trail
Find Raytown flower shops or florists in Parkville to send flowers. Local Belton florists and Gladstone flower shops will often deliver flowers to nearby cities as flowers will still arrive fresh in its vase. For flower delivery to Blue Springs or nearby cities, real local flower shops in Grandview or Lees Summit florists can help. You can be sure that flowers delivered by our florists in Independence or North Kansas City flower shops will arrive in the freshest condition possible.
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