Latham Park, which is located across from the Lincoln Public
Library, is owned by Logan County and falls under the management of
the county board.
The loosely organized group that has been meeting in the park to
sell locally grown and produced goods under the name Lincoln
Farmers' Market has done so for many years. Each year they petition
the county for permission to use the park for set days and times.
Doug Fink and Vickie Hum requested and were granted that permit on
behalf of the market this year and in recent years past.
This year a few of the vendors were in disagreement on the
market's management, and last month they went to the county board to
request their own site in the park.
The Buildings and Grounds Committee has granted a request made by
Susan Wachter, and another area of the park is now open for vendors
to set up their stands.
Vendors are being allowed to choose whichever end of the park
Wednesday evening the market along Kickapoo Street was evenly
spread out with five vendors at one corner and five vendors at
another corner set up along the walks leading into the park.
The market is in full swing, offering the best of the fruits of
the season, with fall crops soon to come in. Wares include
vegetables and fruits as they ripen and mature, baked goods, and
Health advocates strongly advise buying locally grown produce and
other products such as honey, saying it is better for you.
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Buying from a local market cuts down transportation costs involved
in getting products to the grocer, thereby reducing fuel consumed
and improving the environment.
The market is also important to the local economy and helps many
local residents supplement their income.
Market hours continue to be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and
from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
LDN reminds you: Buy local; it's better for everyone.
To learn more about why you should buy locally grown foods,
State news release