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Omaha Farmers Market Ready for Spring Debut

Omaha Farmers Market Ready for Spring Debut

     Fresh every weekend from May 1 through October 10 After the Groundhog Day of a year that was 2020, wake up to a fresh start! Regardless of what forecasting rodents say, it’s finally Spring 2021, and the Omaha Farmers Market is back. Beginning Saturday, May 1, in the Old Market (11th and Jackson Streets) and Sunday, May 2, at Baxter Arena, Lot 26 (67th & Center Street), OFM will offer two delicious weekly shopping opportunities.
The Omaha Farmers Market will run for 24 consecutive weekends (rain or shine), through October 10. Saturday (Old Market) hours are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Sunday (Baxter Arena, Lot 26) hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A few important notes before we get to the fun and deliciousness:
• Mask wearing is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.
• Animals are NOT allowed (except for service animals). We know this is “ruff” to hear but
please be kind to the Market staff; it’s not their fault. Please do buy local treats and take them
home to your furry BFFs.
• Sampling (yum) will be allowed but may look at bit different.

OFM is a “green market.” While you will find lots of fun gifts, delicious baked goods, honey, soap, coffee and meat, you will find even more veggies, fruit and plants. In the earliest weeks, visitors can expect produce such as lettuce, herbs, rhubarb, spinach, asparagus, turnips and radishes to be available. Greenhouse-grown tomatoes are also an early season favorite. For those who may have spent their pandemic days watching online gardening videos, our vendors have you covered with many starter-plants for sale early in the season. Buying plants from local growers means knowing exactly what you are getting and having the chance to ask questions about the best growing conditions.

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