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Entries Tagged as 'Farmers markets'

New coordinator may be biggest change at market

April 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on New coordinator may be biggest change at market · Farmers markets

Opening day shoppers The biggest change this year at the Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market may be in personnel, but look for some variations on familiar tunes.  (Do go to the market web site and sign up for the market newsletter. It will keep you updated on available products and events.) I got a chance to […]

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Spring is here, and local produce is the proof

April 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Farmers markets, Food selection, local food

I’m hereby declaring spring, and not a moment too soon for my taste. How do I know it’s spring? Two ways: The Lawrence Farmers Market opened on Saturday. Wind, rain, cold and gray skies greeted opening day the last couple of years, but not on Saturday. It was cool but brilliantly sunny, and about 30 […]

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Farmers market season ends…mostly

November 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Farmers markets, Food selection, local food

Today was my last chance to take advantage of the local bounty at the Lawrence Farmers Market—at least until the holiday market—and take advantage I did. I bought all I could carry the half-mile or so home and spent $28.50. And what a haul! The take included 2 good-sized butternut squash, three carnival squash, 10 […]

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Ugly’s only skin deep when it comes to apples

October 20th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Farmers markets, Food selection, local food

Would you pay more for an apple if it was produced with fewer chemicals? Probably not if it’s ugly, according to a paper by Chengyan Yue, Helen H. Jensen and others at Iowa State University. But maybe you’d reconsider if you knew that ugly apples can taste great. Take this apple, for instance. From the […]

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Applooza loads me with apples, and I like it!

October 8th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Farmers markets, local food

Applooza came to the Lawrence Farmers Market last weekend, and what a treat! Apples, apples and more apples burdened the vendors’ tables, and former market apple mainstay Laurie Walters answered questions under the market tent where 18 varieties of apple (by my count) were available for tasting. Walters (in red sweater) talks apples. I tried […]

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Roundup: Local food at market, at fair, at school

August 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments · local food, recipes, Roundup

It’s been a great week for news about local and sustainable food. Hooray for summer! It’s farmers market week. Really, every week is farmers market week around here, April to November (give or take), but markets get a national nod this week. Rah! (K-State news) Blue-ribbon recipes. Try the prize-winning baking from the Douglas County […]

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