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About Us 2020-01-25T09:55:09+00:00

About the Lawrence Farmers’ Market

Our Mission

The mission of the Lawrence Farmers Market is to provide children and adults in the Lawrence, KS area, with locally grown foods and farm products.  This will be accomplished by improving access to local, healthy, affordable food through a direct farm-to-consumer marketing venue that will serve diverse populations, including those of low income.

Other goals that the Lawrence Farmers Market strives to achieve are increased education and support of Lawrence-area agriculture. The Lawrence Farmers Market believes that small, local farms are essential to the local economy and is committed to making economic and educational connections between Lawrence-area residents and local farmers.

Our Vendors

LFM is a producer based market.  A vendor must directly produce the majority of items offered on land the vendor owns, leases, or sharecrops.  A vendor may not purchase from wholesalers to resell at the Lawrence Farmers Market.  All products must be grown or produced in Kansas, within 50 miles of Lawrence (the Board of Directors may, based on need, make exceptions to within 75 miles through a process of review and majority vote of the board).

Our Board of Directors

A Board of Directors manages the market under the LFM Bylaws.  The Board is comprised of six vendors, up to three community representatives elected by the market membership, and the Market Manager as an ex-officio (non-voting) member. The Board holds regular monthly meetings that occur the second Tuesday of each month. New Vendor Applications are reviewed at this monthly Board meeting.

Richard Taylor, Vendor Board Member

Jill Elmers, Chairman

1st term spring ’20
785-393-8372
jelmers@moononthemeadow.com

Roger Flory, Vendor Board Member

Randy Frye, Vice Chair

1st term spring, ’19
874-758-6827
randy.w.frye@gmail.com

Courtney Skeeba, Treasurer

Courtney Skeeba, Financial Officer

1st term fall ’14
785-220-8363
info@circlehr.com

Denise Skeeba, Vendor Member

1st term fall ‘20
785-318-0244
dmws.rn@gmail.com

Amanda Cook, President

Richard Taylor, Vendor Member

1st term fall ’16
913-237-9451
renaissanceman.Taylor9@gmail.com

Jenica Nelson, Vice President

Kevin Prather, Secretary

1st term fall ’18
785-393-9595
khprather@gmail.com

Tom Buller, Vendor Board Member

Casey Kelley, Treasurer

1st term fall ’18
913-406-6773
ca.kelley@hotmail.com

Jan Nesler-Loux, Vendor Board Member

Melissa Johnson, 

1st term spring ’20
773-991-5591
melissafitejohnson@gmail.com

Olivia Taylor-Puckett, Market Manager

Brian McInerney, Market Manager 

January 2019
lawrencefarmersmarket@gmail.com
785-505-0117

Olivia Taylor-Puckett, Market Manager

Jerry Wohletz, Vendor Member

1st term spring ’20
785-331-3468
wohletzfarmfresh@gmail.com

Olivia Taylor-Puckett, Market Manager

Elliot Pees, Vendor Member

1st term spring, ’19
785-766-0849
elliotbp1@gmail.com