Events

TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat
Mar
7
9:30 am09:30

TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

  • Firespring

TEDxLincoln, Open Harvest Co-op Grocery, Community Crops and The Hawley Hamlet are co-sponsoring an event that will include a live feed from TEDxManhattan in New York and local presentations with the theme “Changing the Way We Eat.” This one-day conference will feature a dynamic and diverse group of speakers addressing the issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. Register for a FREE ticket and/or purchase a $10 meal ticket at TEDxLincoln.

Seed Starting
Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

Seed Starting

  • Antelope Park Church of the Brethren

Join us to get your garden season off to a great start! Learn how to start all your own seedlings inside with some simple materials. We'll talk about what you need to buy and what you don't and cover the common challenges to starting seeds.

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Instructor Ingrid Kirst

Ingrid Kirst has been the Executive Director of Community Crops since 2005, guiding the organization to be the primary resource for food growing in Lincoln. Ingrid has 13 years of gardening experience, and was a Master Gardener for 10 years. Her position as executive director combines her many skills with her goal for everyone in Lincoln to grow some of their own food.

City Chickens
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

City Chickens

  • Antelope Park Church of the Brethren

Learn the basics of raising poultry in the city. Discover proper housing and care methods to ensure a healthy, happy and productive flock of backyard poultry. Whether they’re for meat or eggs, you’ll learn the essentials to raising poultry in an urban environment.

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Instructor Brett Kreifels


Brett is from Springfield, NE and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he obtained a bachelors degree in Animal Science and a masters degree in Applied Science in livestock and poultry nutrition and husbandry. He currently raises an exhibition and commercial flock of poultry. He is president of the Nebraska State Poultry Association and a board member of the Cornhusker Poultry Club. Brett teaches Ag and Science in the classroom for UNL Extension in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

 Building Raised Beds
Apr
25
1:00 pm13:00

Building Raised Beds

  • Antelope Park Church of the Brethren


This hands-on workshop will provide instructions for building a raised bed for a flower or vegetable garden. We will talk about the benefits of a raised bed, type of soil to use, and how to maintain the bed.

John Jenkins is a self-taught gardener with over 50 years of gardening experience. He says, "gardening is very enjoyable and therapeutic for me, plus you can raise some great produce!"

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Instructor John Jenkins

 

Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation

  • Antelope Park Church of the Brethren

Join us as we learn the art of growing your very own mushrooms!

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Instructor Ash Gordon

Following his passion for mushroom cultivation, William Ashley Gordon founded Nebraska Mushroom LLC in 2011 with the goal of producing high quality gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. By sourcing local raw materials and working in a sustainable fashion he hopes to shed light on the value of mushroom production for both culinary and medicinal uses as well as find new innovative ways to harness the power of fungi.

Worm Farming
May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Worm Farming

  • Antelope Park Church of the Brethren

Learn how to use your home's organic waste to create amazing compost for your garden, with worms!

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Instructor Jeremiah Picard


Jeremiah Picard has co-owned Cook Grow Sew vegetable farm since 2012, works for the Nebraska Farmers Union and serves on the Board for the Nebraska Food Cooperative and Community Crops. Through his work, NeFU has been granted financing to begin a commercial vermicomposting operation using food waste from Lincoln Public Schools. He has been raising worms and composting at home for eight years. He is an active proponent for local food, self-reliance and leaving the world better than it was found.


Gentle Healing with Flower Essences
Feb
26
6:00 pm18:00

Gentle Healing with Flower Essences

  • Two Pillars Church

Discover the gentle healing power of flower essences in this fun, hands-on class with Elizabeth Wolf, “Elixir Mixtress” of Good Medicine Apothecary. Registration forms are available in-store and online [PDF].  

Registration fee is $15 public / $12 owners and includes a 1oz. custom remedy.

Seed Swap
Jan
31
1:00 pm13:00

Seed Swap

  • Antelope Park Church of the Brethren

Are you a seed saver, or interested in learning how to save seeds from one season to the next? Join Open Harvest and Community Crops for a seed swap extravaganza!

 

Dec
13
11:00 am11:00

Holiday Harvest Farmers Market

If you missed the November market, you're in luck! Grab your market bags and grocery lists and head to the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park on Saturday, December 13th to load up on local veggies, cheese and lots of other local goodness for your holiday feast. Need some ideas? We have a shopping list and vendor map available to download for your convenience.

The market starts at 11:00 a.m. and the final bell will ring at 3:00 p.m.

For more event information check out the Holiday Harvest Farmers Market Facebook page.

Nov
22
11:00 am11:00

Holiday Harvest Farmers Market

No longer is a farmers market just for summer! For two days only, twenty of your favorite local farmers will come together for the Holiday Harvest Farmers Market—a new fall tradition in Lincoln.

Grab your market bags and grocery lists and head to the Auld Pavilion in Antelope Park on Saturday, November 22nd to load up on local veggies, cheese and lots of other holiday staples. Need some ideas? We have a shopping list and vendor map available to download.

The market starts at 11:00 a.m. and the final bell will ring at 3:00 p.m.

For more event information check out the Holiday Harvest Farmers Market Facebook page.

Sep
28
11:00 am11:00

Chef Challenge

  • Old Cheney Farmer's Market

Join us at the Old Cheney Farmer's Market for the 2nd Annual Open Harvest Chef Challenge! See three chefs compete head to head, using local ingredients to make the tastiest dish. Show your Eat Local Challenge passport and receive a sticker!

Urban Homestead Series: Cheese 101
Sep
23
6:00 pm18:00

Urban Homestead Series: Cheese 101

  • Antelope Park Church of the Brethren

Come and learn about the complex world of cheese! Cheese buyer Izzy Koch will walk you through the basics of pairing cheese with other food, and also some factual tidbits. Come and try some awesome cheeses paired with a variety of other tastes, and up the education of your palate!

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Sep
20
Sep 27

Local Vendor Demos

Stop by the store to try samples from the many businesses in the Lincoln area, and earn a Eat Local Challenge sticker at the same time! Watch Facebook to see who is sampling.

Urban Homestead Series: DIY Kimchi
Sep
16
6:00 pm18:00

Urban Homestead Series: DIY Kimchi

  • Antelope Park Church of the Brethren

Did you know that Kimchi can be eaten fresh or fermented? Learn how to create a tasty Kimchi from great produce. This traditional Korean dish will present you with endless possibilities in the kitchen!

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Streets Alive
Sep
14
1:00 pm13:00

Streets Alive

Streets Alive! is a FREE family friendly afternoon of fun. A 2 mile stretch of Lincoln streets in the Near South and Everett Neighborhoods (south of the State Capitol) will be closed to motorized vehicles and open for all human-powered transportation.

Streets Alive! is part of our 2014 Eat Local Challenge. Get a sticker for your passport by stopping by the Open Harvest booth at Veg Fest, located at 13th and F.

Ploughshare 3-Course Sustainable Beer Dinner
Sep
10
6:00 pm18:00

Ploughshare 3-Course Sustainable Beer Dinner

Join Ploughshare Brewing’s founder and Certified Cicerone® for a fun and friendly beer dinner. Local foods from Common Good Farm, Shadowbrook and Branched Oak dairies, and Davey Road Ranch beef, all expertly paired with Lincoln craft brews.

Omnivore and vegetarian prix menus are available. 

Mingle at 6 pm, Dinner from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Call 402-742-0420 today to reserve your spot. Tickets are $40 per person. Inform us of menu preference and accessibility issues when you call.

Lincoln Beer Week - Beer & Wings
Sep
9
5:00 pm17:00

Lincoln Beer Week - Beer & Wings

  • Open Harvest

The mission of Lincoln Beer Week is to promote, advance, and celebrate the craft beer movement through education, enjoyment, and community. 

In support of this week, we are pairing some Open Harvest wings with Zipline beer at the store! Stop by to pick up a sticker for your Eat Local Challenge passport.

Lincoln Beer Week - Beer & Cheese
Sep
9
5:00 pm17:00

Lincoln Beer Week - Beer & Cheese

  • Moran's Liquor

You don’t want to miss this FREE cheese and beer sampling at Moran’s Liquor — our Cheese Buyer, Izzy, will have a great lineup of imported cheeses to pair with five different Belgian beers.

This sampling is a featured event of Lincoln Beer Week and the Eat Local Challenge (yup, you can get a sticker for your passport!)

Dig Deeper Farm Tour & Farm Walk
Sep
6
12:00 pm12:00

Dig Deeper Farm Tour & Farm Walk

Open Harvest and Community CROPS are coming together for a day dedicated to local food and the farmers behind it. Discover what's growing in your hometown; fresh delicious produce, world-class cheese, free range eggs & grass-fed meat. It all comes together for this exciting day-long event.
 

Dig Deeper Farm Tour : noon - 4 PM

Community CROPS Farm Walk: 4 PM - 7 PM

Grab a tour booklet in the store for more complete information.

PARTICIPATING FARMS:
Prairie Pines (Community CROPS)
Robinette Farms
Shadow Brook Farm and Dutchgirl Creamery
Common Good Farm
Fox Run Farms
Branched Oak Farm - Organic Dairy and Cheese

URBAN FARM PROJECTS:
UNL Student Farm
Southern Heights Food Forest
Hawley Hamlet

Urban Homestead Series: Canning
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Urban Homestead Series: Canning

  • Antelope Park Church of the Bretheren

Learn all about how to water bath can in this class - safety, equipment, techniques, and more. It's a beneficial skill to master and a great way to preserve extra vegetables you've grown during the season for winter use. You'll take home some great recipes too!

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Urban Homestead Series: Raw Foods
Aug
5
6:00 pm18:00

Urban Homestead Series: Raw Foods

  • Antelope Park Church of the Bretheren

This engaging presentation on the benefits of a raw food diet will inspire you to try this healthful and delicious way of eating, and will answer the most common questions you have about raw foods. This class will demonstrate how to prepare raw foods, provide tasty samples and send you home with recipe cards. What better way to delve into the world of raw foods?

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Urban Homestead Series: Solar Power Cooking
Jul
15
6:00 pm18:00

Urban Homestead Series: Solar Power Cooking

  • Antelope Park Church of the Bretheren

During the summer things really heat up in Lincoln. Have you ever wondered about using some of that free energy to cook food? Come learn to build and use your very own solar cooker! From this class you will leave with a finished solar cooker kit, knowledge about utilizing the sun's energy for cooking most effectively, and a few solar friendly recipes.

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Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

Beer + Cheese, part 3 - SOLD OUT

  • Zipline Brewing Company

Join us for a night of local beer and delicious cheese. Educate your palate with the guidance of Certified Cicerone Craig Reier of Zipline Brewing Co. and Open Harvest's own cheese expert Izzy Koch. In the comfort of the Zipline Taproom, we will offer up five combinations of locally brewed beer paired with handcrafted cheeses. This edition will feature lighter, summery flavors that you are sure to enjoy! 

Lincoln Bike Kitchen : Spring Tune-up
May
3
12:00 pm12:00

Lincoln Bike Kitchen : Spring Tune-up

The Lincoln Bike Kitchen will be setting up shop at Open Harvest making small repairs and tuning up bikes for folks in the loading dock area. Stop by and show your bike a little lovin'!

Star City Electronic Recycling
Apr
26
9:00 am09:00

Star City Electronic Recycling

We are partnering up with Star City Recycling for an electronic recycling event. Get a jump on your Spring Cleaning and get rid of those electronics that have been cluttering up your space! 

For more information about Star City Recycling and their services, please visit: www.starcityrecycling.com

 

Urban Homestead Series: Growing Gourmet Mushrooms SOLD OUT
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Urban Homestead Series: Growing Gourmet Mushrooms SOLD OUT

  • Antelope Park Church of the Bretheren

Got coffee grounds and soy-ink phonebooks? Then you should be eating gourmet mushrooms. We’ll be demonstrating methods of how to produce edible mushrooms in your own home on waste products. It’s likely that you already have the supplies! Each student will receive a pint of Oyster mushroom grain spawn to take home!

THIS CLASS HAS SOLD OUT!

Apr
12
12:00 pm12:00

Earth Day

  • Union Plaza

Come visit us at Union Plaza in preparation for Earth Day! Spend the month thinking carefully about your actions and their effect on the planet that we all share.

Mar
30
4:30 pm16:30

2014 Board Election Meet & Greet

Calling all Open Harvest Member Owners! It's that time of year again: time to elect our new Board of Directors. Please stop by the annual "Meet & Greet" at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso. This is your chance to shake their hand, ask your questions and get to know the candidates that hope to represent the Member Owners of Open Harvest for the next three years!