Library's Monday Market Crops Up

At the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, you can pick up a cookbook with great recipes and the ingredients to make supper. Each Monday starting June 4, customers can shop for food and plants from Kansas farmers set up in the library’s parking lot.

Local growers will sell their goods each Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning June 4 through Oct. 8. Purchase items such as farm-fresh vegetables, herbs, flowers, bedding plants, eggs and other seasonal produce, and ask questions of the vendors, who include Shane Root of T&S Root Farms and Ed and Leah Shaw.

While their parents shop, children will enjoy a new craft activity each week.

The Monday Market is a Capital City Wellness initiative, a state program that aims to promote healthy eating and exercise, especially among Downtown Topeka employees. Customers are encouraged to walk to the market, if possible.

Meet librarians who will help you discover more information inside, whether it’s a new recipe from our collection of cookbooks or a gardening book on what herbs grow best in Kansas’ soil. Customers can also pick up recipes at the library’s booth at the market.

This year marks the fourth annual Monday Farmers Market @ your library®.

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is 21st-century, landmark library, and features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Café, the Chandler Booktique Gift Shop, meeting rooms, and free computer and Internet access and training.

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm.

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