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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Tuesday at the Mickle Middle School garden we harvested carrots and planted spinach! School gardens rely on the community to help plant, weed, harvest, teach and learn right alongside the students!

Want to get involved at Mickle or other school gardens? Send an email to volunteers@communitycrops.org
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We're so excited about the special treat we'll be bringing to the Community Crops Veggie Van we had to sample it for ourselves...and it definitely deserves all the hype!

You can snag some of this fresh, fragrant cantaloupe from Green School Farms tomorrow from 3-6 at Health 360 Clinic.

Don't forget to bring your Eat Local Challenge passport. We'll be slinging stickers like it's no ones business, helping you on your way to great prizes while supporting local food!

We'll also have: slicing and cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, beets, slicing cucumbers, baby eggplant, okra, filet beans, garlic and specialty peppers!
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This event has been rescheduled due to the rain last Saturday. If you couldn't make it last week, now is your chance to get registered. The workshop will be happening this Saturday, September 23rd from 8:30 am - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there!
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In partnership with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Community Crops is hosting a workshop at our Prairie Pines Training Farm where attendees will learn how to assess their farm for beneficial insect habitat, participate in the establishment of a beetle bank shelter and take part in an insect safari with the purpose of identifying common beneficial insects and crop pests.

Natural pest control on the farm depends on increasing habitat for predatory and parasitic insects that feed on common crop pests. One strategy to increase that habitat is through the use of beetle banks. A beetle bank is habitat intended to attract a specific group of beneficial insects: predatory ground beetles. Predatory ground beetles are voracious consumer of aphids, slugs, caterpillars, and other common crop pests in our region. Some research also suggests that the beetles feed on weed seeds and can help lessen field weed pressure.

A beetle bank is simply a raised earthen berm planted with native bunching grasses that provides overwintering habitat for the predatory ground beetles and also provides quick access to the crop field for the beetles to feed when warm weather returns.

As part of your registration you will receive several Xerces Society publications including an invaluable reference manual: Habitat Planning for Beneficial Insects

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the insect experts at the Xerces society and learn more about how to farm with native beneficial insects!

Cost to register is $10
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Natural Pest Control - Bug Out At Prairie Pines

September 23, 2017, 8:30am - September 23, 2017, 11:00am

**** This event has been rescheduled due to the rain last Saturday. If you couldn't make it last week, now is your chance to get registered. The workshop will be happening this Saturday, September 23rd from 8:30 am - 11:30 am. Hope to see you there! **** In partnership with The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Community Crops is hosting a workshop at our Prairie Pines Training Farm where attendees will learn how to assess their farm for beneficial insect habitat, participate in the establishment of a beetle bank shelter and take part in an insect safari with the purpose of identifying common beneficial insects and crop pests. Natural pest control on the farm depends on increasing habitat for predatory and parasitic insects that feed on common crop pests. One strategy to increase that habitat is through the use of beetle banks. A beetle bank is habitat intended to attract a specific group of beneficial insects: predatory ground beetles. Predatory ground beetles are voracious consumer of aphids, slugs, caterpillars, and other common crop pests in our region. Some research also suggests that the beetles feed on weed seeds and can help lessen field weed pressure. A beetle bank is simply a raised earthen berm planted with native bunching grasses that provides overwintering habitat for the predatory ground beetles and also provides quick access to the crop field for the beetles to feed when warm weather returns. As part of your registration you will receive several Xerces Society publications including an invaluable reference manual: Habitat Planning for Beneficial Insects Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the insect experts at the Xerces society and learn more about how to farm with native beneficial insects! Cost to register is $10

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