General News
6:06 am
Fri May 3, 2013

The Omaha Farmer's Market Returns this Weekend

The Omaha Farmer’s Markets returns this weekend.  The markets offer attendees a variety of items, including local produce, flowers, meat, and cheese. 

Project Manager Heidi Walz says there are also local vendors with non-food items, including handcrafted jewelry and wooden toys. 

This year’s downtown Omaha Farmer’s Market will feature more than 100 vendors.

The Farmer’s Market at Aksarben Village has expanded to 80 vendors. 

Walz says this year is special as it’s the 20th anniversary of the downtown Farmer’s Market.

"We feel like we were on the forefront of the local food movement. We are excited to be part of that and to be able to celebrate 20 years down there.  From there, new things at the market include somebody doing mushrooms for the first time.  Those we are hoping will be available mid-June.  And there’s even somebody that raises local artichokes that we’re very excited about.”

The downtown Omaha Farmer’s Market starts Saturday and runs from 8-12:30.  The market at Aksarben Village resumes on Sunday from 9-1:00.   

Details are available online at the newly-redesigned website, omahafarmersmarket.org.