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 2017, under pressure from continued growth and customer base, the decision was made to move the market. The 2018 season kicks off in a new location at College View in the parking lot of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at Union College on 48th and Prescott. The Market's Board of Directors and staff are embarking with excitement on this transition, and working to rebrand our vibrant market as Sunday Farmers’ Market at College View. Come see us on Opening Day, April 29, 2018!
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.