Farmers markets provide a friendly, fun atmosphere to pick up some of the freshest produce around—and in Nebraska, there’s no shortage of them. Nebraska farmers’ markets span across the state and in recent years, more and more seem to be popping up or expanding, attracting thousands of visitors. Here’s a look at 7 of the best farmers markets in Nebraska!
Many locals say the best part of summer in Omaha is the farmers market. As the largest farmers market in Nebraska, the Omaha Farmers Market in the downtown Old Market features over one hundred vendors and attracts thousands of visitors each season to shop produce, meats, plants, baked goods, fresh cheese, crafts, and much more.
On Saturday mornings in Lincoln, the Haymarket district transforms as more than 100 vendors set up to sell their farm fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, and more all along the streets and sidewalks.
This relatively new farmers market in the Aksarben Village in Omaha has quickly expanded and now features more than 85 vendors offering fresh fruits and vegetables, music, and other craft goods.
Located in the beautiful Washington Park, the Bellevue Farmers Market is the perfect weekend outing thanks to its family-friendly (and pet-friendly!) atmosphere. Events are organized each weekend along with cooking demos and hands-on activities for kids.
Established in the 1970s, the Kearney Area Farmers Market features more than 50 vendors sharing their freshest produce and products with the community. You can find a wide variety of goods for sale—from canned vegetables to bison meat!
Located in the parking lot of the Village Pointe Shopping Center in Omaha, this farmers market is focused solely on fresh produce with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture. You won’t find any crafts or processed foods here, but instead an incredible selection of grass-fed meats, free-range pastured eggs, artisan cheeses, honey, and flowers.
The North Platte Farmers Market attracts vendors from six nearby counties and visitors can purchase the freshest fruits and vegetables from local these farmers. The weekly market also hosts “Special Saturdays” and other fun activities to enjoy.