It's Strawberry Season!!!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/may/22/255836/ It’s Strawberry Time!!!!! The much awaited spring gardening delicacy has finally arrived. This year’s extended cold weather, coupled with a lack of sunny days, delayed the local strawberry season by almost an entire month. The good news is, the wait is over and local strawberries are beginning to ripen. ...

Farmers Markets Are the Key Ingredient

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/may/15/255274/ On Friday, May 10, Micahel Pollan spoke about his new book “Cooked” at the Unity Temple in Kansas City. Several folks from Lawrence were lucky enough to be in attendance. The book is, for all practical purposes, the third in a series of writings on one of our nation’s ...

Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market to Host a "You Name the Price" Benefit Sale!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/apr/29/254016/ It’s Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market time!!!! Of course Cottin’s Hardware & Rental hosts an indoor market through the winter, but there is just something to be said about an open air farmers market bustling with neighbors, farmers, musicians and, in the case of Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market , Free ...

Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market This Tuesday!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/nov/19/245137/ Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market will be held this Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Stony Ridge Farm will have fresh eggs, jams, jellies, sweet breads, gluten free bake goods, grass finished beef and local honey. Avery’s Produce will have a bounty of fresh produce including ...

Let the Winter Market Begin!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/30/243996/ It's just a little thing... buying fresh produce from your local farmer in the dead of winter, but for some people, it is the thing that dreams are made of. For the second year in a row, Cottin's Hardware & Rental is helping make those dreams come true. Starting ...

Savor the Season – Arugula Pesto and Basil Pesto Tasting Event!

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/23/243448/ Arugula , roquette, rocket, rugula or rucola, is an aromatic, peppery salad green. It is very popular in Italian cuisine often added as a raw topping to cooked pizza. Romans used arugula seed for flavoring oils and in Egypt, arugula is often served with seafood dishes or for breakfast ...

Farmers Markets – the New Social Network

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/16/242977/ Gathering spaces, all cultures have them; a place to join with others in the community, a place to share news, listen to stories, trade goods and seek out services. City halls, round houses, parks, churches, taverns and town squares have served as gathering places over time. Since the beginning ...

Three More Weeks of Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/09/242469/ If you haven’t made it to Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market yet this year – or if you are a regular weekly goer – you have three more weeks to partake in the food and fun of Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market. With three Thursdays left in October, the market is ...

Please Pass the Mustard...

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/oct/03/242156/ It’s officially fall and with fall comes the true bounty of the harvest. Storage crops and fresh winter greens are in abundance at your local farmers market. Chestnuts are not quite ready for roasting, but peppers are ripe and ready to be roasted. You will find Avery Lominska roasting ...

Scarecrow Contest & Auction Benefits Local Gardens

Linda Cottin

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/sep/26/241780/ Scarecrows have long been a staple in gardens and fields around the world. Traditionally designed to resemble the human figure, scarecrows are intended to keep birds and other pests away from fresh garden produce. Although scarecrows are still used regularly in many European countries, over the years they have ...

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