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20 hours ago

We are so stoked to have Courtney from the UNL Entomology Department in-store today! Come learn about pollinators of all sorts, learn how to make a bee hotel 🐝 🏨, and get signed up for our Pollinator Giveaway! #todayatthecoop #openharvest #beekind

23 hours ago

We are collecting at the registers to purchase Bloom Boxes from Nebraska Statewide Arboretum to help Educare plant a pollinator garden in one of their garden plots. (We will be asking for staff and member/customer volunteers to help plant the garden closer to spring).

Please help us pay it forward and BEE Kind to Pollinators in the process!! Your donation doesn't just help make the community more beautiful, it will help teach the kids about the importance of pollinators and the purposeful planting of pollinator gardens.

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1 day ago

Open Harvest Kindness Campaign Random Acts of Kindness ideas.
1. Donate your talents!
2. Be empathetic – Really try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
3. Find goodness in the person you don’t care for.
4. Make connections with people. Make eye contact. Smile. Really see other people.
5.Reach out to a person that has really made a difference in your life and tell them so and why.

1 day ago

Orange Chocolate Truffles are surprisingly easy to make!

Elegant and sumptuous, this special occasion indulgence is surprisingly easy to make.

2 days ago

Open Harvest Kindness Campaign Random Acts of Kindness Ideas:

1. Pay it forward with books. When you’re done reading a great book, leave it in a public place for someone else to find. Add a note saying something like the following: “This book belongs to whoever finds it. When you’re done reading it, pass it on.”
2. Shovel your neighbor’s driveway or sidewalk or clean off their car after it snows... JUST BECAUSE. Do it even if they are physically able to do so themselves.
3. Prepare a meal for a friend, co-worker, or neighbor. Enjoy their company, clean up afterwards.
4. Babysit a ... See more

Co-op Documents

Product Standards

Open Harvest Co-op Grocery is Lincoln’s trusted source for high quality food, personal, and household products, making healthy and sustainable choices accessible to a diverse community of member owners and shoppers.

We feature local, organic, and non-GMO foods that are free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.

Product Standards

Return Policy

Open Harvest gladly gives a full return on items with a receipt and within 30 days of purchase. Any item without a receipt must be approved by a Manager and will be given store credit. Items that may not be returned include expired product, special orders, and sticker discounted items.


The Bylaws set out the terms of Co-op membership, election and duties of the Board of Directors, duties of officers, duties of the General Manager, and meetings of the membership. The bylaws are set by the Board of Directors and changes are approved by a vote of the membership.

Open Harvest Bylaws, November 2018


The Articles of Incorporation set out the business structure and purpose of the Co-op. They also set out how the Co-op is capitalized (through the equity payments of member-owners), and they empower the Board of Directors to draft and amend bylaws.

Open Harvest’s Articles of Incorporation, November 2, 2014

Annual Report

Each year the Co-op releases a report around the time of the annual member meeting. This report includes a report from the GM, the balance sheet, and an income statement compared to previous years. The annual report gives member-owners an opportunity to track the Co-op’s progress over time.

Board Policy Register

Open Harvest’s Board of Directors uses a formal system known as policy governance to establish a structure for its work. The Policy Register is the document which sets out the details of how we apply policy governance. The Register describes the roles and responsibilities of the Board, and the methods it uses to oversee the co-op.

Board Policy Register, December 2017

Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Board Calendar 2018/2019

The Open Harvest Board of Directors meets at 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month at Mercy City Church, 1430 South St. in Lincoln. Meetings are open to all member-owners who wish to attend. If you would like to suggest an item for the agenda, or to express your viewpoint on an issue coming before the board, please contact Board Chair Megan Jackson at before the next scheduled meeting.

Upcoming Board of Director’s Meeting DRAFT Agenda

September Meeting Agenda – Draft

*This is a draft version of the agenda for the upcoming board meeting and is for information purposes only. We reserve the right to modify the agenda at any point before the final version is approved for use at the upcoming board meeting.

Board Meeting Minutes

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