Market Canopies 101: A Weighty Matter

Raising and direct-marketing specialty crops in Kansas involves some challenges other parts of the country don’t normally face. Most markets have a rainy day now and then, but wind is not as universal an issue as it is in the “Land of Oz.”

The Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market–celebrating its 40th anniversary this year–requires that vendors adequately weight their canopies to reduce hazards. A recent gusty day showcased vendors’ ingenuity. Send us your photos of clever canopy weights!


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