LINCOLN, Neb. – If it’s spring, it’s Farmer’s Market season, and Lincoln’s long-running Haymarket Farmer’s Market is underway with stalls packed and throngs of people.

Lines at food stands were particularly long on Saturday morning, as attendees sought a cold drink and a foodie journey.

The Lincoln Public Schools Steel Band entertained an enthusiastic and grateful crowd at Iron Horse Park.

With 2022 being a political year, people heading to the street event were greeted with opportunities to sign petitions meant to put various issues on the November ballot. This Saturday, a group of people were circulating petitions to raise Nebraska’s minimum wage. The Campaign to Legalize Medical Marijuana has announced plans to offer market goers the opportunity to sign a petition to place this issue on the fall ballot.

While individual activists were not easy to spot on Saturday, especially as they restart primary campaigns, organizers said many candidates for political office would also be expected on the streets of Lincoln over the next few months. weekends before this year’s general election.