Aksarben farmer’s market approaches end of season


Danielle Meadows

Fall is clearly here at Aksarben Village’s farmers market with pumpkins bursting with color and a slight chill to the air.

Aksarben Village transforms every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to a bustling marketplace with a variety of vendors selling their product. Students are running out of time to swing by the farmer’s market, as the last day will be Oct. 15.

Featuring over 100 vendors, Aksarben Village’s farmers market sprawls across 67th and Center streets. A century-long Omaha tradition, the farmers market is a lasting favorite for residents looking to find something special—or just something delicious.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has continued their sponsorship of the Aksarben Village farmer’s market this year. UNO’s participation includes a booth at the market each Sunday. The booth is available for departments to staff and share information.

A key theme of the farmer’s market is community. The operation not only gives vendors a chance to reach new markets, but it also gives community members the opportunity to meet and connect small businesses.

Sights, sounds and smells enchant those striding through the stretch of vendors. With something for everyone, the weekly event consistently draws a sizable crowd. Mouthwatering baked goods, meats and seasonal beverages are always a favorite. A popular destination for families, dates and dogs, the farmers market has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Lindsey Stephens is the owner of FeelGood Natural Products. She is selling her handmade soaps, candles and wax melts for the second year as a season vendor. Some of her scents include lemon poppy seed and lavender.

“It’s really fun,” said Stephens. “It’s a good crowd and it’s well-organized.”

Prices are reasonable, even for organic products. Located near Scott Campus, the farmers market is an easily accessible and healthy choice for UNO students who want fresh food or unique, natural products.

“Students should come because there’s donuts, coffee, vegetables and food that’s already made for you,” Stephens said. “And our soaps, of course.”

Sophomore Morgan Krist tagged along with a friend for her first visit. Produce available for purchase at the Aksarben Village farmer’s market.

“I’ve never been down here and we live close,” Krist said. “It’s cool to just come down and see what it’s all about. It gives students something to do.”

For more information and a list of vendors, visit omahafarmersmarket.com.