Downtown Lawrence Farmer’s Market

There’s nothing more fun than a farmer’s market, especially a Kansas one where the actual farms are pretty close by. Living on the coast of Southern California meant the farms were a long ways away – granted, it was still better than the distances most imported food travels.

But the joy of chatting with the people who grow and sell your food is something else.

It was a chilly day but people came out for the first weekend of the year to check out some produce, walk their dogs and sip delicious (and potent) coffee. I made away with some local honey and sachets of lavender, but it was the coffee, breakfast burrito and maple bacon donuts that were the highlight of the market.


Alma is a journalist by trade, living and working in Chicago while staying true to her tree-hugging spirit, L.A. spirit. Favorite pastimes include watching great television, listening to fantastic podcasts and daydreaming about writing a novel. Favorite foods run the gamut from sweet to salty to savory to eggs Benedict. And chocolate. Especially chocolate.