Native American art work and local food featured at Santee Farmers Market

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Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Santee, Neb. - The Santee Farmers Market will reopen Saturday, July 1, 2017, outside the Ohiya Casino and Resort, at 53142 Highway 12, east of Niobrara on the Santee Sioux Reservation. It will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the season.

The market is part of the Santee Garden and Market project, a joint effort between the Center for Rural Affairs and Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC).

”This will be an exciting season at the market,” said Kristine Flyinghawk, market manager. “We have grown to 32 vendors and will have even more farm, homemade, and handmade items, as well as healthy foods for sale.”

New this season, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards will be accepted.

Along with fresh, locally grown produce, visitors will be able to purchase baked goods, including Amish goods, Indian tacos, and other prepared foods. Authentic Native American buffalo bone carvings, inlaid jewelry, and bead work from various artists will also be available.

Working together with the community, NICC and the Center have offered a series of garden, market, and artist trainings throughout the year. Trainings include demonstrations on garden soil preparation, growing techniques for produce, preparations for direct sales, as well as beading and artist workshops to provide resources for selling artwork or other handmade projects.

The market launched in 2012 and served more than 1,000 customers during the 2016 season. There is still room for vendors to get involved and all are welcome. To learn more about booth space or for more information, contact Flyinghawk at 605.760.5283.