The Holiday Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive.
Admission is free for the last Lawrence Farmers’ Market event of the year, where more than 50 local farmers and ranchers will offer holiday items such as gifts, wreaths and homemade crafts, as well as produce. Specialty meats such as emu and elk will be on sale alongside spinach, sweet potatoes and squash. Extra parking will be available in the Lawrence school district administration building north of the Holiday Inn. Many vendors will accept credit and debit cards, and visitors will also be able to electronically purchase market tokens similar to wooden nickels, which they can use as cash.
Karen Pendleton, co-owner of Pendleton’s Country Market, helped organize the event and said visitors don’t necessarily need to arrive promptly at 9 a.m., but might find it convenient to arrive later.
“It can be a little crazy right when the doors open,” Pendleton said. “It slows down in the afternoon, and we’re here all day.”