In the summer of 2005, Kevin Loth, co-owner with his wife, Charuth van Beuzekom of ShadowBrook Farm, recognized that Lincoln-area farmers needed a Sunday market. Jim Caruso of Caruso-Rozzano Farms agreed, and from that grassroots conversation and assessment, the Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market pilot season came to life. In September and October of 2005, local vendors set up tents with their fresh and unique products and the new market was quickly supported by a strong customer base. An organizational groundwork was established for the successful market we have today. We continue to grow and prosper each year, with our number of all local, all food vendors growing to over 60 members.
In 2008 the market received 501(c)(3) non-profit status that enables us to sustain the market with donations, and to expand our scope with grant funded projects and activities.
In 2018 the Market moved to the College View neighborhood and took the new name "Sunday Farmers' Market at College View". We're excited to be hosted by the College View Seventh-Day Adventist Church and look forward to connecting local growers with local eaters.
Sunday Farmers' Market at College View is an integrated institution in the community. We are committed to sustainably produced food for food security and a strong, healthy community. We support local farmers and producers by providing profitable direct market opportunities, education, and organizational stability.
Sunday Farmers’ Market at College View provides access to high quality, fresh food produced with integrity by local family farmers and producers, bringing value to the social, environmental, and economic fabric of our community.