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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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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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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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A return to the Foodperson venue

October 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Farmers markets, General

I’m back, at least a little bit. I finished the manuscript I was working on and took a wee breather. I also presented the two classes I’d signed up for at the Community Mercantile, and signed on as a new member of the Lawrence Farmers Market board of directors. (This post’s photos are from the […]

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