Lawrence Farmers’ Market annual holiday event returns

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The annual Lawrence Farmers’ Market holiday market was a hit yet again Saturday. Lawrencians gathered at the Douglas County Fairgrounds open pavilion to stock up on a variety of goods from more than 40 vendors.

The smell of apple cider and the lovely chiming of the Lawrence Community Handbell Choir filled the air as people shopped and snacked. Andy Connolly also played the accordion.

Kids got their photos taken with San-Dee Claus in the morning, and Santa and Mrs. Claus in the afternoon, as adults sipped coffee, munched breakfast burritos and savored sweets from vendors such as Barton Coffee Roasters, Circle S Tamales and Chonky Sweets and Eats.

If you missed out on this year’s market, don’t worry — there’s always next year.

For more information on the Lawrence Farmers’ Market, visit this link. Like the market on Facebook and give them a follow on Instagram to stay up-to-date on upcoming events.

Photos by Chloe Anderson; video by August Rudisell

Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times The arts and crafts tables was a hit among the little ones . Randi Hutto, 22, tightens her grip on 1-year-old Callahan as he reaches for another crayon.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times LCG Farms offered everything from candles and ice cream scoopers to produce and pork.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Leavenworth-based LCG Farms offered produce just as lovely as its inedible products. Martha Bogart, 69, of Lawrence, digs through the vegetables display to find the perfect squash.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Tim Flory, 66, of Overbrook, stands at the grill cooking up another sandwich. In addition to their hot-off-the-grill sausage biscuits, pork burgers and polish sausage sandwiches, Flory Family Farms sold ornaments and frozen meats at the market.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Lawrence local Betty Reading, 73, admires one of the wreaths from Pendleton’s Country Market. Pendleton’s also had a variety of vegetables, gift baskets, crafts and bulbs to choose from.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times These hats, scarves and mittens made from hand-spun wool by 71-year-old Nini Kintei-Moss were as soft as they look. Kintei-Moss, who lives in Lawrence but is originally from Ecuador, is the creative force behind First Weavers.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Shelly Brewer, 56, of Lawrence, buys one of Kintei-Moss’s hand-loomed alpaca scarves.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Fieldsong Farm, a greenhouse located in Bonner Springs, sold “Santa Cacti” in addition to other plants and home decor.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times The Lawrence Community Handbell Choir performed Christmas songs in the pavilion.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Members of the Lawrence Community Handbell Choir will hold their next performance at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 at the First Presbyterian Church.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times
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Chloe Anderson (she/her) contributed to The Lawrence Times from August 2022 through May 2023. She is also published in Climbing magazine, Kansas Reflector and Sharp End Publishing. As a recent graduate of the University of Kansas, Chloe plans to continue her career in photography, rock climbing and writing somewhere out West.

You can view her portfolio, articles and commissioned work here. Check out more of her work for the Times here.

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