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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
Prairie Pines (Community CROPS)
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
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!
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?
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.
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!
Did you join a CSA this year? Learn more about the history of CSA, what to expect from the season, how to manage your share, and take home customizable recipes. We’ll have a typical spring “box” to check out, and we’ll make something delicious with it!
Learn all about nutrient-rich microgreens - a tiny salad green packed with big flavor. The class will cover how to make a simple light table suitable for growing in your own home, taste a variety of greens and plant some to take home with you. Microgreens are easy, nutritious, and delicious!
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'!
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
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!
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.
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!