plantJust outside the historic City Market in Kansas City is a wonderful old school store, Planters Seed and Spice Company, and it is awesome. Walking through the doors of Planters transports you back in time as you are greeted with the scent of spices and are treated to the long display cases showing the wares. Beyond the seeds, spices, and amazing assortment of teas, Planters offers a wide variety of items that any home gardener may need and related items ranging from the practical to the decorative.

About Planters Seed and Spice Company in KCMO: “This unique company was founded in 1924 by German immigrant Henry Wertheim as a Commission House, selling farm and garden seed. Farmers would bring their produce to the Historic City Market, and on their way they would leave an order for fresh seed at Planters. Planters would complete their orders for pick up on their way home. In 1928, Planters moved into the building at 513 Walnut. This building was constructed in the early 1870’s. Over the years Planters has expanded into five adjoining buildings. Many items have been added to satisfy the customer needs. One item was fresh bulk spices, something farmers needed because of their distance from stores. The same tradition of bulk spices, seeds, coffee, teas and many other items still exist today.”

Planters Seed and Spice Company is located at 513 Walnut Street just outside the City Market in the great city of Kansas City, MO.

From my own photo collection – the “menu” board inside Planters: