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Give the gift of local

What to Buy This Holiday Season in Lawrence, Kansas

This guide is a curated selection of seasonal offerings from some of the many businesses in Douglas County that share Central Grazing’s value for the community and the planet. Shopping local helps create regionalized economies that protect communities from global supply chain vulnerabilities. Explore the guide to find perfect items for your holiday table and gifts for your loved ones — all while contributing to a more resilient, localized economy!

Central Grazing

Holiday Feature:
Buy a Lamb Box, Get 50% off a Holiday Lamb Box

Give the gift of grass-fed lamb! Order a Lamb Box and receive a one-time code for 50% off a Holiday Lamb Box, which we can ship to someone on your gift list. The Holiday Lamb Box includes shoulder chops, bone in leg, and boneless rib roast — a perfect medley of cuts for your gift recipient to enjoy this holiday season and fall in love with deliveries of pasture-raised meat from the Midwestern prairie.
Offer ends 12/31/22. Allow two weeks for delivery on all Lamb Box orders.

City Wine Market

Holiday Feature:
10% Off Wine That Pairs with Lamb

There's an adage...things that grow together go together. Lamb and grapes (particularly in Southern France) have long co-existed, both in the fields and on the dinner table—in fact, increasingly, vineyards around the world are using sheep to manage grass and weed growth instead of chemicals. Mention the Holiday Feature at City Wine Market and let them help you discover this perfect pairing.
Items designated NFD are excluded from this offer.

Sunflower Cafe

Holiday Feature:
Breakfast & Coffee

Fuel up for your downtown holiday shopping with Sunflower Cafe’s full coffee bar featuring Repetition Coffee roasted in Lawrence plus handcrafted breakfast served all day and made with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Or, wind down over a beer or a cocktail and a sandwich! Watch for regularly updated seasonal and weekly specials.


Holiday Feature:
Gift Card

Give the gift of Mediterranean-inspired fare incorporating fresh, whole foods made from scratch with ingredients from local farms. The seasonally-driven menu and weekly specials at this East Lawrence spot include tapas-style small plates that encourage a shared dining experience.  

Leeway Butcher

Holiday Feature:
Holiday Prime Rib & Gift Certificates

Leeway Butcher is a sustainability-minded, whole-animal operation offering handcrafted signature sausages and locally-raised meats sourced from small Kansas farms. Reserve your prime rib roast — a striking centerpiece for a traditional holiday meal — and stock up on gift certificates for everyone on your shopping list.

Merchants Pub & Plate

Holiday Feature:
Gift Card

Give the gift of local food! Merchants, located in the heart of downtown Lawrence, sources from more than 25 growers, ranchers, and makers from the surrounding area to bring a local, seasonal food scene to the table. 

The Merc Co+Op

Holiday Feature:
Local Holiday Turkeys

The Merc Co+op is the only grocery store in town with local turkeys! Fresh-never-frozen local turkeys are free-range raised on Vesecky Family Farms in Baldwin City and Bauman’s Cedar Valley Farms in Garnett. Vesecky’s turkeys will be available at the Lawrence store on Saturday, November 19. To reserve a Bauman’s turkey, contact the Meat & Seafood Department (785) 843-8544. 

All local turkeys are free of antibiotics, added hormones*, and preservatives. Local turkey prices and sizes vary and are available while supplies last.


Holiday Feature:
Gift Card

Give the gift of inspired handmade food from this award-winning, locally owned and operated downtown Lawrence restaurant featuring inventive cocktails and an extensive wine list.