Pictorial View of Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market

Wakarusa Valley Farms shows off a dwindling supply of produce by the end of the market day.  Proof positive that when it comes to market shopping, arriving early has it's advantages.

Wakarusa Valley Farms shows off a dwindling supply of produce by the end of the market day. Proof positive that when it comes to market shopping, arriving early has it's advantages. by Linda Cottin

What's available this week at the farmers market? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a mouthful from Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market!

Despite the intense summer heat, area farmers seem to be having a bountiful (and delicious) growing season.

Despite the intense summer heat, area farmers seem to be having a bountiful (and delicious) growing season. by Linda Cottin

Early season cantaloupes made their first appearance in Avery's Produce booth last week at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

Early season cantaloupes made their first appearance in Avery's Produce booth last week at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market. by Linda Cottin

Tomatillos, sometimes called Mexican Ground Cherries, available from Avery's Produce.

Tomatillos, sometimes called Mexican Ground Cherries, available from Avery's Produce. by Linda Cottin

Hot Peppers and Hotter Peppers from Avery's Produce at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

Hot Peppers and Hotter Peppers from Avery's Produce at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market. by Linda Cottin

Fresh Chard and Kale are still available from several vendors at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

Fresh Chard and Kale are still available from several vendors at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market. by Linda Cottin

Delicious bake goods, jellies and even a tomato or two from The Yeast We Can Do bakery at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

Delicious bake goods, jellies and even a tomato or two from The Yeast We Can Do bakery at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market. by Linda Cottin

Purple Hull Peas from Cook's BBQ at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

Purple Hull Peas from Cook's BBQ at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market. by Linda Cottin

There's more than just fresh produce at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.  Like these pork skins from Cook's BBQ - the perfect snack to have with that Free State beer!

There's more than just fresh produce at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market. Like these pork skins from Cook's BBQ - the perfect snack to have with that Free State beer! by Linda Cottin

This week at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market roving troubadour LA Fahy will entertain the masses with his eclectic collection of acoustical songs while Rafael from the Global Cafe whips up a round of green chili burgers and more!

Students from more than to 10 area schools play together at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market thanks to the Cordley Elementary School Chess Club and their parents!

Students from more than to 10 area schools play together at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market thanks to the Cordley Elementary School Chess Club and their parents! by Linda Cottin

Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market is held in the back parking lot of Cottin's Hardware & Rental, 1832 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS. The outdoor market runs Thursdays, through October, from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

Tagged: Local Food, Avery's Produce, The Yeast We Can Do Bakery, Cottin's Hardwrae Farmers Market, Wakarusa Valley Farm

Comments

d_prowess 5 years, 10 months ago

I am curious as to what it seems like there is regular articles about the Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market. I see that one of the Cottin's is the author, but it seems so self-serving that this is less news and more just advertising. That is fine if anyone can do it, but I wanted to check to see if that was the case cause I know a lot of companies that would then start a "blog" to promote their activities and have them show up on the main LJW website news list.

kernal 5 years, 10 months ago

This is the WellCommons site, not LJW. This particular blog of Linda's fits the purpose of the Food and Nutrition segments of WellCommons; I for one appreciate knowing what's available at the farmers markets before I go so I can plan accordingly.

d_prowess 5 years, 10 months ago

kernal, I wasn't saying this was a bad blog. I just was curious if anyone could start a blog on this site and then have it show up on the LJW main site's listing of "Latest" news that is listed down the left side of the page. Seems like a great way to get some free promotion of your events as long as it fits into the theme of the website.

Alice Brewer 5 years, 10 months ago

For-profit businesses do have an opportunity to use this space for the purposes of educating the audience about their product or services for a fee. The content should be relevant to the site topic. This site was designed as a social marketing concept to encourage engagement between users and providers.

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