Sowing The Seeds of Good Nutrition

It's where fresh produce gets to the consumer faster than anywhere.

Sowing the seeds of good nutrition for years to come.

The Farmers Market is an open air produce shop and it's coming to a neighborhood that can really use it.

It's where urban meets rural.

Fresh produce stacked for the masses.

The Omaha Farmers Market is making a stop at the Charles Drew Center in North Omaha.

"We have a lot of great vendors here so it would be nice for them to know about this place and that they can get their fresh vegetables here locally," Kristin Peyton of Wenninghoff Farms said.

It may be a small market, but there's some big dividends paid here.

"These were all pulled out two hours ago," Ed Pease of Gene's Green Thumb in Lousiville said. "When you buy them from a store it could be a couple of weeks before they actually hit the market."

Many shoppers here don't have transportation to get to a stand or the Old Market.

So these vendors bring the farm to North Omaha.

Dave Thunderman came from Sidney, Iowa.

"They enjoy my garlic here and onions so it's just a pleasant market to come to," he said.

Vendor Anthony Ritton is a math teacher in Papillion. Believe it or not, he uses produce in his classroom.

"We actually look at how many calories we eat and we use that to teach our math," he said. "So many kids don't know how much they eat when they go to fast food and so this is a good time for me to say you need to actually start eating healthy."

Mosie Lee Jones grew up on a farm in Mississippi and she knows her produce.

So what was she looking for while shopping for cabbage?

"To see which one was the largest because all of them are the same price," she said.

Stephanie Beasley has a system.

"I wanted to come up and see everything that they had to offer and then just kind of start over because then I have an idea of what I want," she said.

With the goal of providing good nutrition for generations to come.

This is just the second week of the market at the Drew Center.

It will be open Wednesdays through July between 3 and 5 PM.

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