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Local sources

Local favorites boxI hope the list you find here will help you find local food in and around Lawrence, Kansas. Some of these sources also will lead you to foods anywhere in the nation. Please note that I’ve included only producers that have Web sites. Plenty do not, but you can find many such producers on organizations’ lists, which appear first on this page.

Any list like this inevitably becomes dated. I will review the links periodically, but in the meantime I’d be grateful if you’d let me know of any additions or corrections that need to be made. I don’t want to leave anyone out! Just drop me a line via the Contact form.

Also, if you find the list useful or have general suggestions for organization and the like, why don’t you put those in the comments section at the bottom of this page. Thanks!

Organizations that list multiple producers

Eat Well Guide (nationwide)
Eatwild (nationwide grass-fed meat, eggs and dairy)
Growing Lawrence
Kansas City Food Circle
ksmktlogoKansas Farmers Markets
Kansas Fruit Growers Association
Kansas River Valley Foods
Kansas Rural Center
Ks Ag Department list of certified producers
Local Harvest (nationwide)

Primarily fruits and vegetables

plumtomatoesBismarck Gardens
Enright Gardens
Fieldstone Enterprise
Gieringer’s Orchard
Lawson Brothers Farm, berries
Rees Fruit Farm
Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance, subscription produce CSA
Vesecky Family Farms, berries and pastured chickens and turkey
Wagon Wheel Orchard, cherries, peaches, plums, pears, apples
Wakarusa Valley Farm (also mushrooms)

Primarily meat or poultry

Local meat label4 D Acres, emu
Amy’s Meats, beef
Gasper Farm, grassfed/pastured beef, dairy, pork, chicken and duck
Homespun Hill Farm, grassfed/pastured beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey and meat CSA
Homestead Ranch, goat meat and products
Kickin’ Bull Ranch, beef
Lazy S Farms, heritage pork, turkey (in Glasco, Kansas, pretty far from Lawrence)
Lone Star Lake Bison Ranch & Meat Co., bison (aka buffalo)
MJ Ranch, all-grassfed beef
Sundance Emu
Vesecky Family Farms, pastured chickens and turkey; also berries

Other products

Anthony’s Beehive, honey
BlueJacket Winery, wines, table grapes
Central Soy Foods, tofu (wholesale)
Chestnut Charlie, organic chestnuts
Davenport Winery, wines and sometimes apples
Holyfield Winery, wines
Jefferson Hill Vineyard, wines, fruits, vegetables
Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch

Markets and food stores

DowntownLawrenceFarmersMktCasbah Market
Checkers Foods
Community Mercantile
Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market
Pendleton’s Country Market
Zimmerman’s Kill Creek Farm (Desoto) hosts Fresh Promises produce market on Wednesdays


The following restaurants use at least some locally sourced foods.
Free State Brewing Co., beer and restaurant
Lawrence Originals, group of independent Lawrence restaurants that may or may not serve local food products
Local Burger, specializes in burgers and sandwiches from all-grassfed or pastured local beef, elk, bison, pork and chicken
WheatFields Bakery, artisan breads from Kansas organic flours


Growing for Market, publication for growers
Growing Growers, resources for prospective growers plus list of Kansas City area outlets that use local food
Kaw Valley Farm Tour
Lawrence Sustainability Network

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