Saturday, May 7, 2011

2011 Guide to Lincoln, Nebraska Farmer's Markets and Farms

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It finally looks like winter decided to disappear and summer is fast approaching and with summer the local farmer's markets and farms are gearing up to start selling their goods.  Seeing we live in an agriculture state Lincoln is abuzz starting this Saturday with loads of locations where you can purchase goods from local growers.  This week I'll go through the markets, farms and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) in and around Lincoln, Nebraska.

Farmer's Markets

Haymarket Farmer's Market - Runs May 7th through Oct. 15th.
Located on 7th & P streets,
Time: 8-12 p.m. n oSaturdays.
This is the biggest one in Lincoln with roughly 120 vendors on any given Saturday.

Centennial Mall Garden Market - Runs July 6th through Aug. 31st.
Located on L street between 14th and 16th streets.
Time: 12-4 p.m. on Wednesdays

Old Cheney Road Farmer's Market - Now until Oct. 30th.
Located at 5500 Old Cheney Road
Time: 10-2 p.m. on Sundays

Jazz in June Market - June 7, 14, 21, 28
Located at 12th and T streets
Time: 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays
Offers live music, food, vendors, and local artisans.

Fallbrook Farmer's Market - Begins June 16th
Located at NW 6th St. and Fallbrook Blvd.
Time: 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays

UPCO Community Market - Runs June 15th through Sept. 21st.
Located at 48th and Madison streets
Time: 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays

Farmer's Market at the FARM - Runs May 21st through Oct. 29th.
Located at 11855 Yankee Hill Road
Time: 9-Noon on Saturdays

St. Paul UCC Farmer's Market - Runs June 7th through Oct. 11th.
Located at St. Paul United Church of Christ - 1302 F St.
Times: 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays

Piedmont Farmer's Market - Runs May 14th to mid-September
Located on 1265 S. Cotner Blvd.
Time: 8-noon on Saturdays


Page's Produce
Growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers at 2455 County Road A, Valparaiso. They have a roadside store and also attend the Old Cheney Farmer's Market.  They concentrate on sweet corn, tomatoes, apples and peaches.

Martin's Hillside Orchard
A U-pick orchard in Ceresco with raspberries, apples, cider, & pumpkins.  Tours and butterfly garden.

Darby Springs Farm - Ceresco
Sells free-range eggs, heritage chicken, milk, butter, and more.

Branched Oak Farm - Raymond
Produces milk for a variety of cheeses (Quark, Camembert, Gouda, Mozzeralla, Cheese Curd, Seasonal selections.
Hours: Store is open 11-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays

Common Good Farm - Raymond
Located: 1702 NW 40th St., north of Raymond
They offer 45 kinds of produce, herbs, & meats.  They offer a CSA program as well as offer their products at an on-site store.

Sunwest Farms
Located: 4851 N. 84th St.
Phone: 402-466-7022

Chrisholm Family Farm - Elmwood
Offers products on sale at the farm.
Open daily, 7 a.m - 7 p.m.

ShadowBrook Farm
Located: 2201 W. Denton Road
Market-style CSA.

West Blue Farm - Milford
Offers chicken, lamb, and beef products without antibiotics nor growth hormones.

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