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Weather woes could scare off farmers, customers

October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Weather woes could scare off farmers, customers · Farmers markets, Growing food, local food

I’m beginning to worry that our increasingly volatile weather may put the young local-food movement in reverse. Here in Lawrence, Kansas, which had pretty mild weather in summer 2011 compared with many parts of the county, I’ve been having a hard time accepting that summer is over because I haven’t had nearly the number of […]

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Celebrate farmers markets by spending your money there!

August 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Celebrate farmers markets by spending your money there! · Farmers markets, local food

It’s national farmers market week, always a good time to think of and thank the farmers who grow the food at our markets. The Lawrence Farmers Market, in fact, is being recognized this week by the Farmers Market Coalition as a fine example of what a farmers market should be. As a fan (and board […]

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West market off to positive start

May 7th, 2010 · Comments Off on West market off to positive start · Farmers markets, local food

[updated with photos] After years of planning and debate, the Lawrence Farmers Market on Thursday opened its first true west-side market to a warm welcome. Vendor Carolyn Slawson (the silhouette at left, above) said, “The comment heard most from the customers was ‘Thank you for coming west,’” and she added, “As a vendor I felt […]

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Roundup: Farmers markets lists

April 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Farmers markets, Growing food

Get yer farm-fresh produce here. The Kansas City Star provides a detailed list of farmers markets in the Kansas City region, both in Kansas and Missouri. (KC Star) Of course, other market lists are available that capture most markets in the United States. They include Local Harvest and the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service lists. The […]

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Happy days are here again where fresh local food is concerned in Lawrence

April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Happy days are here again where fresh local food is concerned in Lawrence · Community supported agriculture, Farmers markets, local food

My spring is now complete. Not only is the Lawrence Farmers Market open on Saturdays for the season, but this week marked the early season start for the Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance. Bob Lominska presides over RPFA’s first early-season delivery. Rolling Prairie Rolling Prairie’s  first delivery far exceeded my hopes, considering what a cool wet […]

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Farmers market off to auspicious start

April 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Farmers markets

We could hardly have hoped for better weather Saturday to kick off the 2010 Lawrence Farmers Market early season. The day was sunny, almost 50 degrees with a light breeze when the market opened at 7 a.m., and by closing time at 11, the temp was in the lower 70s. Besides being the most pleasant […]

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