Meet Lincoln Mediterranean Market located in downtown Lincoln, NE!
Sourcing fresh, naturally grown produce from local farmers!
What Lincoln Mediterranean Market offers:
- Local, fresh produce from area growers
- Full service grocery store specializing in Mediterranean products
- Home goods - including kitchen equipment
The next time you are in Lincoln, Nebraska plan to make a stop at Lincoln Mediterranean Market, conveniently located on “O” street between 16th and 17th. In this family owned grocery store, shoppers can find everything needed to create your favorite meal, including kitchen staples and a huge variety of products from the Mediterranean region. When Tahsin Khalaf and his family opened the store in 2018 they knew they wanted to provide a good selection of fresh and specialty produce, and its for this reason they have partnered with local growers in the area.
Much of the local produce found at Lincoln Mediterranean Market is grown by members of the Yazidi community in Lincoln. Many Yazidi people arrived in Lincoln after facing persecution in their home regions. In partnership with Community Crops, a local non-profit focused on garden education & training, Yazidi farmers have been able to access land to grow and sell foods of cultural significance, like cucumbers, eggplant, parsley, cutting celery, tomatoes, pickling peppers, radishes and greens.
Watch a video segment highlighting Yazidi farmers in Lincoln:
Try this! Recipe for Yazidi Summer Salad here: http://buylocalnebraska.org/yazidi-cucumber-and-tomato-salad
Community Matters: Double Up Food Bucks
Lincoln Mediterranean Market is one of three local grocery stores in Lincoln that participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program. The Double Up Food Bucks program provides SNAP/EBT users up to $20 a day in matching dollars spent on select produce at participating farmers markets and grocery stores in Nebraska. Basically, if you spend (up to) $20 from your EBT card, DUFB will give you an extra (up to) $20 to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables!
Participating in the program means that more people can get healthy and culturally significant foods for their families - it also brings more customers through the door which creates a stable market for local producers.