The Omaha farmers market has three locations: Old Market at 11th and Jackson Street, Aksarben Village at 64th and Center, and Charles Drew Health Center at 2915 Grant Street. The Old Market farmers market’s hours are 8 am to 12:30 pm, going from May 4th to October 19th. The Aksarben Village hours are 9 am to 1 pm, going from May 5th to October 20th. And, the Charles Drew Health Center markets hours are 3 pm to 5:30 pm, going from July 10th to October 2nd. There is also a Holiday Market at Aksarben Village on December 7th and 8th, from 10 am to 5 pm.
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The Benefits of Going to the Farmers Market
Food and other products fresh from the farm are much healthier than standard store-bought products. They will be fresher when you buy them. They will taste better and they’ll be better for you. You can ask the vendors questions about how they grow and raise their wares and generally get a better idea of where your food is coming from. This allows you to make wise choices for what you are eating. This works out to mean that you’ll have better food and a healthier lifestyle, something which everyone can agree is worth it.
There are organic options to try out at the Omaha farmers market as well as options for community supported agriculture in which you can purchase a farm share to support the farm while at the same time partaking of the fruits of the farms labors. These are excellent options for getting healthier food items on your plate at home.
Omaha Farmers Market Activities
Farmers market shopping is a unique and fun experience bringing fresh, high quality fruits, vegetables, dairy, honey, plants, and many other products directly to the city. There is a lot to see and do at the market and plenty of tasty food items to try out. Another great part of the farmer’s market is socializing with the farmers and asking them about their products, getting the rural experience in the heart of the city.
Not only is there food to try out or bring home at the market. There are also crafts including pottery, soap products, candles, and jewelry, among other craft items. You can get your plants at the market as well, which enables you to find plants from sources other than the major store outlets, who may not take care of their plants as well as the folks at the market do.
The Omaha Farmers Market is a great place to bring your children. They will have fun and you can bring them to stalls serving popcorn, homemade root beer, enchiladas, baked goods, and many other fun treats. The farmers market is an especially enjoyable experience and Omaha’s fits the bill nicely for a fun time out and an opportunity to find some very unique and worthwhile products. It is one of Omaha’s greatest treasures.