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Entries Tagged as 'Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance'

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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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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First CSA bag delivers the greens

April 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments · local food

Ahh… the first CSA delivery of the season. To say I’ve been eagerly awaiting it is a major understatement. I’m working my way through the bounty and couldn’t be happier about it. Piles of fresh-from-the-garden green things are an excellent antidote to winter. The contents (clockwise from top left: Spring salad mix Spinach Sweet potato […]

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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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Purple Passion highlight of CSA bag

May 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Food preparation, local food

There, amid this week’s CSA bag full of greenery, was Purple Passion, a deeply purple asparagus variety. Even though the Rolling Prairie farmers had green asparagus, too, and even though purple asparagus in my experience turns green just like the other stuff, I couldn’t resist choosing the purple. I always get excited by the deliveries, […]

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Lawrence has wealth of local food sources

May 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Food selection, local food

Here’s Kansas in the middle of the United States. We are ever so lucky here in Lawrence (see red dot below in Kansas) as far as our access to fresh, local food. Not only does the Lawrence Farmers Market have a Saturday morning market, as is common in towns and cities across the country, but […]

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