Farm Fresh Produce Abundant in Haymarket


Story by RC Hansen, News Net Nebraska

The Haymarket farmers market showcases all sorts of stands with food and other goods.

Farmers from throughout the state come to Lincoln to sell the fruits and vegetables. Violins and guitar players add to the area’s atmosphere.

Some stands at the Haymarket’s farmers market sell arts and crafts. However, most vendors sell fruits and vegetables grown on their land.

Farmer Jim Thomas of Decatur, Neb., said he makes sure he brings enough vegetables to sell and take back home.

“The rule is that you need to take 10 percent home,” said Thomas. “If you don’t, then you didn’t bring enough.”

Vegetables are picked fresh every day at a farmers market. Haymarket also has stands that offer unusual foods. One stand, owned by Don Medinger of Seward, Neb., sells tomato chips with a spice to them. He said he grows vegetables that are healthy no matter what they are sold as.

“They are our specialty products,” said Medinger. “We spice them and dry them, so they are healthy and make a great snack.”

The farmers market in Haymarket runs from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, rain or shine, through October. With all sorts of variety of foods and goods, it is hard not to stop and look at each stand.