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Farmers markets launching in June with some changes

Including item restrictions and relocation
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Posted at 11:14 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 12:14:50-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha Farmers Market will be back this summer but some changes will be implemented in light of the pandemic.

Organizers say the locations will be changing, albeit not much, in an effort to honor the ten-feet rule.

The events will occur on/at:

  • Saturdays (June 6 – Mid-October, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Old Market - City Parking Garage – Top Level (1011 Jackson Street)
  • Sundays (June 7 – Mid-October, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Baxter Arena Parking Lot 26 (2425 S 67th Street), across from Aksarben Village

The first hour of each Omaha Farmers Market event will be limited to those who may be at greater risk, such as "seniors, people with underlying health conditions and expectant mothers."

The only items eligible for sale are:

  • Produce
  • Herbs
  • Vegetable starter plants
  • Meat
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Artisanal prepared (pre-packaged) foods including but not limited to honey, salsa and jams

For more information on the new rules and to find out how to purchase items from vendors who won't be able to participate, due to the new rules, visit omahafarmersmarket.org.