Even early in the season, Kevin Irick checks his field crops - from asparagus to zucchini - on his property near the Kansas Turnpike. Such produce makes its way to customers through his booth at the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market, restaurants includinhg Free State Brewery and grocers, such as Community Mercantile Co-op.
Two greenhouses on Kevin Irick's farm allow him to grow tomatoes, flowers and more, regardless of the time of year or weather conditions outside.
Rows and rows of tomato plants reside in a place where they can grow - one of two greenhouses on Kevin Irick's property northeast of Lawrence.
Kevin Irick, who offers produce at the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market, looks over some of his hot house tomatoes.
Kevin Irick, who lives northeast of Lawrence, tries to figure out how to get a load of melons out of a field of mud. Recent heavy rains on the heels of a dry spell have played havoc with Irick's crops.
Kevin Irick picks over his colorful flowers at his greenhouse northeast of Lawrence.