Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska (BFBLN) is a member-based marketing, promotion, and education program.
BFBLN invites: Nebraska's small family farmers & ranchers, Farmers’ Markets across the state that feature their family farmers & ranchers, Locally owned grocers, co-ops, restaurants, breweries, wineries and other retail that support our farmers and ranchers, AND Sponsors and Friends who want to invest in a vibrant food culture.
For the past 10 years, Buy Fresh Buy Local® Nebraska's distinct efforts have been to support our state’s farmers, ranchers and producers to increase their knowledge of food safety regulations, and increase their market share in both rural and underserved urban communities. Thus developing a sustainable food system that nurtures resilient relationships across the local food supply chain.
How we are accomplishing this?
Identifying the diversified, small family farmers' and ranchers’ needs by developing workshops, across the state and webinars to assist them in their business development.
Expanding consumer awareness about local food and the producer by holding “On Farm Tours” consumers walk the land and hear direct from the farmer about the challenges and success farmers have in growing food for consumers.
Celebrating our members with short informational films, tastings and special meals featuring locally raised food.
Encouraging consumers to buy locally grown food and encouraged family farmers to raise nutritional dense and Good Tasting food.
Please welcome Skylar Falter as our Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska coordinator! Born and raised in Nebraska, Skylar is an advocate for enriching communities and individual wellness through food. She is the co-owner of RhizoCity Farms in Lincoln, NE, an urban vegetable farm that uses biointensive plantings, season extension, and ecologically-minded practices to grow three seasons out of the year. She has a special interest in how value-added products and wholesale markets can help diversify revenue streams for local producers and ranchers. When she’s not working in the soil, she’s elbow-deep making fermented foods like kimchi!
Skylar holds a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her experience growing food began five years ago at the UNL Student Organic Farm where she managed the farm’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Since then, she has worked as assistant farm manager at Lakehouse Farm, server at Prairie Plate Restaurant, and organic certification specialist/inspector at OneCert.
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