FARM TO TABLE WITH A PURPOSE

Eighth Annual Feast on the Farm to be held on August 26th

 

On August 26th, we are pairing Nebraska’s best chefs with our finest local farmers for an unforgettable culinary experience to benefit Community Crops.

You will able to dine on innovative dishes from: The Hub Cafe, Single Barrel, Prairie Plate, Kitchen Table, Dish, Talent Plus, Hummingbird Catering and Piedmont Bistro as well as desserts by Goldenrod Pastries. Sip Cultiva iced coffee, Zipline beer and a special cocktail created especially for the event by The Other Room. Take a look at a few of the mouth-watering menu items that we are planning for the event:

Smoked beef with fresh corn relish, charred onion and fresh herbs, by Single Barrel

Cucumber and watermelon gazpacho by Piedmont Bistro

Heirloom tomato and watermelon salad by Kitchen Table

Three sister’s salad by Prairie Plate Restaurant

Enjoying these dishes in the bucolic setting of Prairie Pines — home of Crops’ training farm nestled within 160 acres of native prairie and pine forests on the east edge of Lincoln — with 250 other guests, truly captures the joy and spirit of why Community Crops is passionate about the work that we have been doing for nearly 15 years!

Rounding out the evening will be tours of our training farm, music by the Frailin’ Hearts and wonderful silent auction items to bid on.

We hope you will join us on August 26th to support Community Crops and show support for local farmers and chefs!

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Preview #4: Before we Feast, we set up the tent! Tickets are still available for the Feast on the Farm on August 26th! ...

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Things are hopping at the Mickle Middle School garden! Green beans are ready to harvest and others will be soon! The hugelkulture is full of tomatoes, peppers and squash! Students at Mickle can get involved in the garden by joining the garden club as part of the CLC or stopping by any time to have a tasty treat! ...

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Sneak preview #3: We're so excited to have Zipline Brewing Co. bringing their beer to the Feast on the Farm this year! Their award winning beer will be paired with the fantastic menu items to enhance the flavors of the meal!

Get a taste of the possibilities on August 22nd as Open Harvest Co-op Grocery pairs Zipline beer with fine cheeses! Our friends at Open Harvest are generous supporters of the Feast, donating locally-sorced ingredients for the chefs to use!

Go check out this great event and support local!
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Zipline + Open Harvest Beer & Cheese Pairing

August 22, 2017, 6:00pm - August 22, 2017, 8:00pm

Beer and Cheese is a match made in heaven! Let Monty, Open Harvest Co-op Grocery Cheese Monger and Craig, Certified Cicerone guide you on this flavor adventure. They will be pairing four Zipline Beers with four Open Harvest Co-Op Cheeses. Get your tickets now online at Eventbrite.com or in any of our retail locations.

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Join the Crops Team!

We are also looking for passionate, hard working individuals to join our next team of AmeriCorps Members! This year, Crops has five open positions to join our Community Garden and Youth Education programs. Members serve a minimum of 1,700 hours, or an average of 35 hours per week. The term of service is eleven and a half months: September 1, 2017 through August 15, 2018.

Call our office 402-474-9802 or email nicole@communitycrops.org if you'd like more information or to apply!
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Still a few spots left for this great Urban Homestead Series class tonight! Learn how to cook both okra and eggplant with suggestions from around the world! Taught by the Asian Community & Cultural Center of Lincoln, NE with generous support from Open Harvest Co-op Grocery! ...

Around the World with Eggplant and Okra

August 15, 2017, 6:00pm - August 15, 2017, 9:00pm

Come to learn and enjoy some great eggplant and okra recipes from around the world

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Students at Dawes Middle School were welcomed today with the garden growing vigorously and ready for students with native pollinators, okra, squash and pumpkins! Do you know students at Dawes or live nearby? Let us know we'd love to have you join the Dawes garden team! ...

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Come see us down at Union Plaza! Union Bank & Trust celebrating 100 years! ...

Next 100 Celebration

August 12, 2017, 5:00pm - August 12, 2017, 10:00pm

Please join us as we host a party to thank the individuals, businesses, and communities that have made our success possible. We invite you to enjoy a fun-filled evening of free food (while it lasts), live entertainment, and fireworks. As we celebrate this milestone we look forward to the next 100! For more info, visit: www.ubt.com/celebrate100

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Come drink ciders with Schilling's owner Colin Schilling while supporting Community Crops. Join us at The Happy Raven from 5-8pm Friday August 18th, A portion of cider sales will be donated to Community Crops to support our community gardens, farmer training and youth garden education! ...

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Tomorrow is Community Crops Veggie Van day at Health 360 Clinic (2301 O St)! This week, we're featuring okra from Emerald Acres farm! Come see us from 3-6 pm every Thursday to get the freshest veggies in town!

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The Community Crops Veggie Van is back tomorrow, August 10th, from 3-6 pm at Health 360 Clinic! This week we are featuring okra from Emerald Acres farm! Okra is a favorite of our community gardeners, and a common ingredient in meals from around the world! The photos are from the Newman Church Community Garden! Come celebrate this beautiful summer weather with the freshest produce in town, at the Community Crops Veggie Van! #HealthyFamiliesEatFresh Community Health Endowment of Lincoln People's Health Center UNL Nutrition Education Program

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