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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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Roundup: Garden tour and other April fun

April 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · local food, Roundup

The Lawrence Sustainability Network’s gardening group, SLUG (support for local urban gardeners) is planning a tour in June of Lawrence food gardens, and the group hopes to include more gardens than the 12 featured in last year’s inaugural event. If you didn’t get the notice and have a garden that you think others could learn […]

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Lawrence Farmers Market opens Saturday

April 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lawrence Farmers Market opens Saturday · Farmers markets

It’s hard to believe, but the Lawrence Farmers Market opens this Saturday (April 10) for the 2010 season, and an interesting season it’s sure to be. Among the challenges and opportunities: Weather is always a challenge. The enduring cold and damp winter means many farmers have little to sell as the season starts. The moisture […]

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Tomorrow is another day for farmers

December 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Farmers markets, Growing food

This year is so last year, at least if you are a market farmer. That’s one of the insights I learned recently at my first Lawrence Farmers Market annual meeting. This year, last year and next year During the gathering of 60 or so vendors and others last month, farmers repeatedly referred to 2009 as […]

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