Eater, Meet Food

My friend (we will call her Susan) and I often discuss the local food scene. Is there really a scene? Are people really passionate about local food, supporting small farms and eating well? Or are they going to the farmers market so they can wear a floppy hat and tote a canvas shopping bag just to buy a pastry and a $5 jar of jam.

Does anyone really know what to do with tarragon? Or kholrabi? Or beets? Or any other produce item at the farmers market? Is it a place to shop and feed our families or is it a place to be seen?

My friend has a slightly more cynical view than I do, believing most people buy a bunch of Swiss chard only to let it rot in the fridge while ordering take out from...

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July Local Food News

Dutch Girl Creamery located just outside of Lincoln, Ne., launched a kick-starter campaign to help raise funds to build a cheese making plant at their farm. The goat dairy and cheese making business is an offshoot of the Shadow Brook Farm brand, owned by Charuth Van Beuzekom and Kevin Loth. At press time Dutch Girl Creamery still needed $15,000 to meet its $25,000 fundraising goal. To support the cause and get some of the region’s best cheese for your generosity visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1985279006/shadow-brook-farms-dutch-girl-creamery

For those interested in a mini-road trip for local food check out the Bike-in-Bite event in Sioux City, Iowa. For a mere $10 you can...

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July: What’s In Season

July

Beets
Blackberries
Blueberries
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Elderberry
Garlic
Green Beans
Herbs
Lettuce
Muskmelon
Onions
Peppers
Potatoes
Raspberries
Summer Squash
Sweet Corn
Tomatoes
Zucchini

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The Forbidden World Of Oscar Wilde

You are invited to take a look inside the forbidden world of Oscar Wilde on July 13th, 9:30p.m. at the Joslyn Castle. This one-time late night presentation is part of a month long series focusing on the life and times of Oscar Wilde. Samples will be passed of the "Green Fairy", properly known as absinthe which was Wilde's favorite drink while listening to a reading from the opium den scene from The Picture of Dorain Gray.  The Joslyn Castle is located at 3902 Davenport Ave.  For more information you can call 402.595.2199 or visit www.joslyncastle.com for more information.

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Greenbelly’s new location, Countryside Village in the Summer and Cafe 110 now serves breakfast

Opening July 10th at a new location, Greenbelly is moving to a bigger place at 210 N. 114th Street, just south of 114th and Dodge. Greenbelly offers healthy alternatives for lunch or dinner such as salads, soups, sandwiches and pizzas all packed in eco-friendly containers and they also provide nutritional information for many of their signature products. Visit www.greenbelly.com for more information.

Countryside Village will be hosting Summer Barbecues on Sundays throughout July. "Summer Sundays in the Village"  will begin on July 8, from noon to 4 p.m. The Broadmoor Market will be serving barbecue and lemonade while live Jazz is played. The event will be held in the Countryside Village...

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Crumbs June 28 2012

Have you heard of the Nebraska Wine Passport? It is a fun and creative way to tour and taste Nebraska wines while winning prizes along the way. The Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division designed the passport program three years ago. New this year, the passport tours are themed so they can be tailored to a person’s interests. The Nebraska Wine Passport includes 24 wineries and 7 tasting rooms throughout the state and is presented to you by the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association and the Nebraska Grape and Wine Board. You can receive a Nebraska Wine Passport from any of the participating vineyards or through www.nebraskapassport.com. Then you carry your...

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