Note: This post was updated on March 26, 2021 to include current information and recommendations.
Spring is in full bloom in Omaha and we’re busy enjoying the luxuries of the season — basking in the sun out on the patio at a local restaurant, strolling through our favorite neighborhoods, revamping our home with bright seasonal colors and grabbing a tasty meal from an Omaha food truck.
Another one of our favorite spring features is the return of farmers markets scattered all over the region. There are so many in the area — and at least one of them is bound to fit your schedule perfectly!
Farmers markets are one of the most fun ways to support the local community — specifically farmers, artisans and small business owners. These markets are also wonderful resources for SNAP participants to get fresh and healthy produce using vouchers.
Be a part of the thriving and exciting farmers market community in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area this year!
Due to COVID-19, these farmers markets (along with everything else in 2020 and 2021) are tentative and may be changed or canceled depending on current conditions and safety measures. For the most up-to-date information, we recommend visiting each market’s website or Facebook page before visiting. And, of course, please remember to social distance and wear a facial covering when around others.
June 5 to September 25, 2021| Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Bellevue Farmers Market
This volunteer-run market takes place at Washington Park every Saturday, rain or shine. This Olde Town Bellevue market is always family-friendly and dog-friendly so bring everyone! No matter which local vendors you find on market day, you’ll go home with plenty of fresh produce, baked goods, bread, crafts, furniture, jewelry and more.
July 10 to August 28, 2021 | Wednesday 3:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Wenninghoff Farm and Huffman Produce
The Charles Drew Health Center Market is one of three summer markets in the Omaha area bearing the Omaha Farmers Market stamp of approval. It couldn’t be more appropriate that this market is outside of the Charles Drew Health Center, as farmers markets host a large supply of fresh produce beneficial for your health. Shop directly from vendors such as Wenninghoff Farm and Huffman Produce while you talk with local farmers and makers.
May – September 2021 | Thursdays, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Farmers Market Council Bluffs
Farmers Market Council Bluffs pops up in historic Bayliss Park every Thursday in May through September. This lively summertime tradition features seasonal and weekly vendors selling a range of fresh produce, baked goods and unique crafts. And it’s a wonderful place to wind down at the end of the day, grab some last-minute farm-fresh ingredients for dinner and support local businesses!
June – September 2021| Sundays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Florence Mill Farmers Market is located at the Florence Mill, a historic mill connecting agriculture, history and art. At the farmers market every Sunday, peruse the selection of local produce and artisans displaying handmade crafts, and enjoy weekly educational events. The fourth Sunday of every month is Family Fun Day where the kids can enjoy free pony rides!
June 4 – September 24, 2021 | Fridays, 5-8 p.m.
Gifford Park is one of the friendliest neighborhoods in Omaha, and also boasts a high walk score! Enjoy the bounties of the area by perusing the local market, which runs on Fridays from 5-8 p.m. You’ll enjoy the work of local artists, fresh flowers from local gardeners and produce from Nebraska farms.
May 1 – October 9, 2021 | Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
One of the most well-known markets in the area, the Omaha Farmers Market at the Old Market is a sight worth seeing and a community worth immersing yourself in every Saturday throughout the summer. In fact, the Omaha Farmers Market is considered the best farmers market in all of Nebraska. Once you see the bustling activity, the abundance of goods and all the smiling vendors at the Old Market location, you’ll see why!
May 2 – October 10, 2019 | Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
If you accidentally sleep through the market on Saturday in the Old Market, you’ll get a second chance to purchase produce at the Omaha Farmers Market at Baxter Arena every Sunday!
June 2 – September 29, 2021 (Excluding June 16) | Wednesdays, 5 – 8 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Papillion Farmers Market
The Papillion Farmers Market in City Park at the corner of Washington and Lincoln Streets is an annual Papillion tradition — and makes exciting updates every year! Take note: the market won’t be held on June 16th due to Papillion Days.
May 1 – October 2, 2021 | Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Village Pointe Farmers Market
Pick up local food from Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota farmers at Village Pointe Farmers Market located on the south side of Village Pointe Shopping Center. Perhaps the most notable feature of this market is that it is the only farmers market in Omaha that requires GMO labeling. The market aims to elevate community awareness of the importance of sustainable, local, family-owned farms.
The Village Pointe Farmers Market also strives to educate the community about wholesome food that comes from said farms and its importance to our health. They take this education a step further by actually providing these healthy options at their market!
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