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Know how. Know now.
From border to border in Nebraska, UNL Extension is making an incredible impact on the success of our state — its youth, its families, its farms and ranches, its communities, its economy. Please check these websites for more "know how, know now" information.
"Encourages the purchase and enjoyment of locally grown food."
Welcome to Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska. Here you can find BFBL's Food Guide of farmers’ markets & community-supported agriculture providers, restaurants & groceries that offer local foods, and local farmers & ranchers who grow and produce local Nebraska foods and products. As well as much more information about local foods.
This website is designed as a guide to Nebraska locally grown foods. Whether you’re just starting out or are considering pursuing local food more actively, we can help you decide which route is best for you, as either a consumer and/or grower of local foods.
BFBLN Harvest Celebration 2013
Thursday, November 7
East Campus Union Prairie Suite
Harvest Celebration 2013 of Food and Community is a fundraiser for Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska an education, outreach and marketing program that “encourages the purchase and enjoyment of locally grown food.” Through outreach events, local food guides, and educational materials, Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska makes it easy for consumers to find and connect with local food from farmers they can know and trust. Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska is bringing back the base for locally grown food in communities across Nebraska.
We are celebrating the abundant harvest of local food! Food raised in season by our Nebraska small to mid-scale family farmers and ranchers. This seasonal celebration is held in recognition of those who raise our food and sell direct to the consumer. We also thank those who support our growers...farmers’ markets, restaurants & bakeries, grocers, specialty stores & co-ops, schools & institutions, Buy Fresh Buy Local Friends & sponsors.
Doors open at 5:00 with heavy hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 and live auction to begin at 6:30. Tickets are $35.00 for members and $40 for non-members, kids under 10 free. The price of the ticket includes UNL parking pass ($6.00).
A Sampling of Auction Items:
- 1-American currant "Riverview"
- 1-Buffalo currant "Gwen's Buffalo"
- 3-'La Crosse' Grapes (sell as a group)
- 1-paw paw
- 1-black berry
- 1-aronia berry
- Set of books "Farms of Tomorrow Revisited" and "The Call of the Land" autographed by author
Local Produce Baskets created from food raised, value added and prepared by BFBLN family farmers and bakeries:
- Vegetarian basket of locally grown vegetables and herbs
- Local wine and cheese baskets
- Tail Gate with Ribs
- Pasture raised chicken and produce
- Thanksgiving turkey and produce
- Breakfast Baskets
- Basket of jellies and handmade soap
Season tickets for two to Ross Theater
Bushel of Pink Lady Apples
A basket with Asparagus to Zucchini cookbook, seeds and various gardening stuff
Sustainable Ag and Beginning Farmer Resource Library, 10 books
Two pashmina scarves from Afghanistan
Rosemary Topiary container and Topiary container gardening book
1 year subscription to edible Omaha
DVD “Growing Cities"
Autographed copy of Edible Communities Cookbook
Thank you to our Donors
Clear Creek Farms
Common Good Farm
Gratitude Cafe Bakery
North Star Neighbors
Oak Ridge Farms Hydroponics
The Country pumpkin
S & S Honey
Abbie Vegetable People
Great Plains Auction
H.H. Wild Plum
Mary Riepma Ross Theater
State Wide Arboretum
Prairieview Proudce and Jellies
Local Food to be Served
Local Food Guide (pdf version)