Lawrence Farmers' Market records
This collection contains a brief history, bylaws, operational duties, member rosters, advertisements, and financial statements regarding the yearly operations of the Lawrence, Kansas Farmers' Market.
- 1985 - 2004
- Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market (Lawrence, Kan.) (Author, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
History of the Lawrence Farmers' Market
The Lawrence, Kansas Farmers' Market was started in the summer of 1976 at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot with only 3-4 vendors per week. Within three years, the numbers of vendors had grown to 49. In the years after, the Farmers' Market has grown to involve two locations in public parking lots, one between 8th and 9th streets and New Hampshire and Rhode Island, and the other between 10th and 11th on Vermont Street. The market now has over 80 vendors and operates 31 weeks of the year. The Market acts as a "producer-only" market, in which the consumer gets to interact with the producer, rancher, or cook of what they purchase. If an item is made, raised, or cooked in Kansas it can be sold at this market.
2.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
The Lawrence Farmers' Market collection contains documents and records that pertain to the operation of the Farmers' Market. There are documents on general information, rules and regulations of the Market, duties of the Market manager, coordinator and other board members and Kansas regulations pertaining to the Market. The collection also contains multiple years of member rosters, annual reports, accounting records, press releases, advertisements, information specifically regarding the Holiday Market, and annual newsletters.
RH MS 1172
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records donated by Mary Jo Mensie, a former treasurer and historian of the Lawrence Farmers' Market, 2004.
- Mensie, Mary Jo (Donor, Person)
- Guide to the Lawrence Farmers' Market Collection
- Lawrence Farmers' Market records
- Finding aid prepared by cjn, 2010; revised by mhr, 2015; revised by tmw, 2017.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Lawrence Farmers' Market records, RH MS 1172, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States