Farmers’ Market at CVC
Local vendors host a farmers’ market every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College View Church parking lot. Although the definition of a farmers’ market states that it’s a market for vegetables and fruit, as well as meat, cheese and bakery products, this market offers much more.
The different stands sell goods ranging from farm fresh produce to honey straight from the hive and medicinal herbs. There’s also ethnic food for sale made hot on location. Gyros, pasta and paella are all options. Desserts include handmade caramels, gelato and unique cookies from around the world.
This market is a chance for the retailers to promote their goods or businesses in a public place. Most vendors are based in Lincoln, although some come from as far away as Omaha to sell their products.
Quite a few of the stands are operated by individuals who don’t have a store but still want to sell their homemade goods.
“Depending on where you go, you can find really good deals,” said Eli Katsuren, a junior history major. Katsuren was able to barter for a full bag of peppers, eventually paying only four dollars. The prices of the goods are set by each stand owner and account for all of the hard work required to make the products.
In addition to the stands, there are different events featured each week. The scheduled events for the rest of the month are yoga, chef demos, and sampling from different shops. There is also live music performed by local musicians and bands.
“Here’s a tip when coming to a farmer’s market: don’t come when you just got paid because all of that money is going to be gone by the end of the day,” said Celinda Mansilla, a junior psychology major.
Katsuren also mentioned that it’s important to arrive early to avoid missing out on all of the popular items. The earlier in the day someone arrives, the more time they have to leisurely walk around and take in all of the wonderful smells without worrying about items running out.
Stop by the farmers’ market on Sunday for more information. The market will stay open until October 28. There’s also a website with a calendar and a list of the vendors that are in attendance every week, which can be found at www.sundayfarmersmarket.org.
Yeimy Rodriguez is a junior studying business administration.