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COVID-19 & Local Food

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More than ever, we need our local farmers.

Local food is grown and harvested within days of reaching your plate. With a shorter supply chain, the customer has greater control and transparency on the food safety practices used to harvest, wash, and ship the product.  You can build a relationship with the grower and feel safe eating food grown close to home.

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Ways to Support Farmers

#1

Embrace diversity - learn about the breeds of animals, fruits, and vegetables abundant in your region.

#2

Support your local farmers' market! Follow them on Facebook or sign up for their e-newsletter. If you can't shop there, donate on their webpage.

#3

Purchase $10 a week on local foods. If every household in Nebraska spend $10 per week on local food, that would add $390 million to the state economy! #keepfarmersfarming

#4

Order take-out and gift certificates from restaurants that purchase from local farmers.

#5

Start a garden! Plant flowers, trees, seeds, and transplants from local farms and nurseries.

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Thank a farmer. Send a local farmer a note on Facebook, Instagram, or through email.

#7

Sign up for a CSA or farm membership and get a weekly supply fresh veggies!

#8

Waste no food. Find out ways to preserve vegetables through canning, freezing, and fermentation!

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Eat meat direct from the a Nebraska ranch!

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Eat with the seasons to enjoy food at peak flavor.

#11

Support local food and farming initiatives by joining as a Friend of BFBL.

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Shop at Nebraska-owned grocery stores that stock with food from local farmers- if the store you visit doesn't, make a request that they start.

Find local farmers, farmers' markets, farm-to-table restaurants and more with our online directory.

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Find farms near you offering delivery!

Local Food Resource List

Did you know?

According to the FDA and USDA, there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19.
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Support your local Farmers' Market!

Farmers' Markets are a vital market for small scale farmers.  Without them, many farmers may go out of business. Farmers' Markets are taking extra precautions to make sure you have access to local foods! They are planning to stay open and are preparing for an amazing season. In fact, one of the best things you can do to prevent colds and flu of any kind is to eat plenty immune-building fruits and vegetables!

Farmers' Markets are a safe place to access fresh, local foods. Find markets near you:

Stay in touch with your favorite markets!

Follow them on Facebook, bookmark their homepage, or join their e-newsletter!