Homemade pastries for sale at Historic Haymarket Farmers Market. Photo courtesy Historic Haymarket
Historic Haymarket's Farmers
Market in Lincoln
This market is held in the Historic Haymarket
District of Lincoln, listed on the National Register of Historic
Places and visited by more than 5,000 people each Saturday. The
Market is designed to promote and provide opportunities for
Nebraska farmers to market high-quality produce directly to the
consumer. In addition, the Market also offers an opportunity to
local Nebraska-based bakers, artists and crafters to display and
market their products directly. 179 vendors sell the products of
their gardens, kitchens, and workshops. The year 2000 will be the
15th year that the market has been held. Excess produce is donated
to feed the hungry of Lincoln through a program called
and Give. More than 3,000 pounds of food were donated from May
to October of 1999.
Project documentation comprises a one-page report, 15
color photographs, brochures and newsletters on Historic Haymarket,
brochures on the Farmers Market, newspaper articles, and a Nebraska
Sustainable Agriculture Society newsletter.
Originally submitted by: J. Robert Kerrey, Senator.
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