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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.
"People who know the garden in which their vegetables have grown and know that the garden is healthy will remember the beauty of the growing plants...Such a memory involves itself with the food and is one of the pleasures of eating. The knowledge of the good health of the garden relieves and frees and comforts the eater."
—Wendell Berry, Kentucky farmer and author
Nebraska Produce Availability Chart (Source: Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska)
Chart giving the average harvest seasons and availability of locally grown produce.
Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Includes a guide to local farmers' markets and U-pick operations. NOTE: Not all farmers’ markets may be included in this listing or have updated information.
Tips for Shopping at Farmers' Markets
Here are some quick tips on what to do before, during and when you get home from the farmers' market!
Farmers' Market Search
The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service maintains a current listing of farmers' markets throughout the United States. Their interactive guide lets you search by types of payment accepted. NOTE: Not all farmers’ markets may be included in this listing or have updated information.
Farmer's Market Moms
Connecting People with their Food. This project assists families in feeding themselves through gardening and purchasing locally raised food at area farmers' markets.
Nebraska Food Cooperative
Nebraska’s online, year-round farmers’ market and local food distribution service.
Nebraska Market Maker
Interactive mapping system that locates businesses and markets of agriculture products in Nebraska.
Find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Eat Well Guide®
Free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada.
Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Provides information, resources, and models on how farmers and consumers can actively participate in the development of local and regional food systems.
The number one informational resource for the “buy local” movement; find information on direct-marketing family farms.
Consumer program founded to celebrate the sustainable food movement, educate individuals on food-related issues, and build community through sustainable food.
Sustainable cuisine by teaching children, supporting local farmers, educating one another, and inspiring the public to choose good, clean food.