Farmers’ First Monday: Lawrence
June 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT| Free
We’re gathering members and friends for an evening of local food, conversation, and informal dialogue…Curious about Kansas Farmers Union or the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition? Join us for a casual introduction to the KFU family! If you’re a KFU member, join us and bring a friend!
6:30 PM: Tour of Lawrence Organics’ greenhouse space at the Sunrise Project
7:00 PM: Welcome from Pres. Donn Teske and introduction to Sunrise Project
7:15 PM: Local foods dinner by Raven’s Table
Kicking-off the inaugural Farmers’ First Monday is an optional tour of Lawrence Organics, a partnership of Moon on the Meadow and Mellowfields Farm. Lawrence Organics occupies about 6,000 square feet of the approximately 30,000 square feet greenhouse complex at the Sunrise Project. The company grows a variety of greens that it primarily sells to restaurants and other larger buyers.
The Sunrise Project is focused on food, community and empowerment. The organization provides programming for youth focused on farm-to-preschool, gardening and hands-on cooking, and it coordinates related educational and community-building events for both youth and adults on-site. Earlier this year, they also launched Sunrise Coffee, open 8am to 5pm daily. The old Sunrise Garden Center is also home to Seeds from Italy.
Those not able to join us for the tour are encourage to arrive around 7:00pm. Raven’s Table is catering the dinner, but you’re welcome to add sides or desserts from your garden, farm, or kitchen.
There is no cost to attend, we just ask that you RSVP below.
Questions? Call or email Mercedes, Mary, or Olivia.
The caterer’s final count deadline for meals has passed. You’re welcome to join us, but we’re unable to guarantee a meal will be available.