Farmers Market in Lincoln’s Haymarket Returns

Downtown Lincoln sprung to life as people shopped at local vendor tents on Saturday.
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Downtown Lincoln sprung to life as people shopped at local vendor tents on Saturday.

It’s the first Saturday in a while where dozens walked the streets in the Haymarket as the Farmers Market re–opened for the season.

“We came quite a bit last year and its just nice to be able to get out in the fresh air and walk around and support these guys,” said Matt Beavers, a Lincoln resident.

The Farmer’s Market pushed the date to open to this weekend because of the rise in COVID–19 cases.

Customers were still able to buy plants, fresh food and homemade goods. Some took extra precautions and wore masks and some went without.

The amount of vendors were lower for the opening day and owners of small businesses told Channel 8 it was nice to get back to normal. But one is keeping his eye on how the coronavirus impacts future events and what customers choose to buy.

 “We’ ll find out later in the year if the markets are gonna keep up, whether people are gonna have the income to continue to buy, and what happens with the state fair,” says Jason Balaban of Balaban’s Summer Kitchen Yummies.  “This and the state fair are two big incomes for this business.”

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