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Coronavirus response varied among Kansas farmers markets


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Officials in one Kansas City suburb have postponed their popular farmer's market amid concerns about the coronavirus, while another in Wichita is set to open Saturday.

Like grocery stores, farmers markets have been described in stay-at-home orders as "essential businesses" that can continue to operate.

But city officials in Overland Park, Kansas announced the markets' postponed opening on Tuesday under pressure from the public, the Kansas City Star reported. The city had been planning to open the market for the season on Saturday, even as other Johnson County c...

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