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Help Raise a Barn

Darby Springs Farm in Ceresco, NE is trying to raise funds to raise a barn using Barnraiser. Cute, right? Join other backers in pulling together the money needed to help this family-owned farm build a creamery barn. It’s a win-win because not only does Darby Springs Farm get their barn, but the rest of us also get to enjoy farmstead ice cream. https://www.barnraiser.us/projects/building-the-barn-at-darby-springs-farm/

Rejoice, Fast Food Fanatics

Yet another Chic-Fil-A has joined the ranks among the Omaha metro area’s fast food restaurants. The new eatery located at Legacy Village opened October 16, and while this may not sound like earth-shattering news, you should ask...

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Alton Brown Invades Omaha

When I watched a preview snippet of Alton’s Brown Edible Inevitable tour I was confused as to what the show would actually entail. From what I could tell, there will be food and music. There will also be comedy and maybe some stuff exploding. Or, at least, that’s what I gathered when I saw that the folks in the front row are urged to wear plastic ponchos.

“What I wanted to develop was a culinary variety show, a kind of old-style variety show where there’s a lot of different things going on all kind of centered around food,” Alton told me. “Of course, a variety show has to have live music so I do some of my food songs, which are hopefully hilarious.” He laughs and adds, “They make me laugh...

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Home Is Where the Havarti Is

Wisconsin is cold. Just the name of the state conjures images of snow, ice fishing and other cold stuff. And perhaps due to this extreme temperature, the people of Wisconsin know how to be warm. Their homes are cozy and you will instantly be offered a blanket and the story of how the owner’s favorite aunt knitted it for the arrival of a grandnephew.

Wisconsinites always have a story

Stepping into the charming NorthWoods Cheese Haus in Papillion is very similar to stepping into your aunt’s home. I was almost surprised not to find a fat cat and a giant over-stuffed couch on which to sit while chatting with the owners, sisters Diana Rayment and Darleene Evitch.

The interior is composed of...

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Last Chance for Famers Market

Whether you want to head to the Old Market on Saturday or Aksarben on Sunday (or both!) this is the last weekend to enjoy the Omaha Famers Market this year. When next we see them, we will have endured yet another ridiculously cold winter, so go this weekend while you still can. http://omahafarmersmarket.com/

Alton Brown Live

"Alton Brown Live! The Inevitable Edible Tour" comes to the Orpheum on Thursday, Oct 30 at 7:30 p.m. A frequent fixture to a variety of food-centered shows on TV, Brown’s show here in Omaha will include food experimentation, comedy and plenty of other entertainment, both food and non-food related. Ticket prices start at just under $50....

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ThanksSharing

It’s not too early to start thinking about who you plan to invite to your home for Thanksgiving dinner, especially if you plan on inviting a bunch of people you don’t know yet. Raise money for local food banks by signing up to host a ThanksSharing dinner and inviting people who probably wouldn’t otherwise enjoy a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving because they don’t live near family. https://www.mealsharing.com/

Use Seasoning, Help Team Jack

Buy some of the signature seasonings available from Big Red Restaurant and Sports Bar and help support the Team Jack Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding research for pediatric brain cancer. Buy at the restaurant or at select...

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Celebrate Food!

The issue of food insecurity is one that is too familiar here in the United States. Recognizing this nationwide dire issue, the Center for Science in the Public Interest created Food Day, a nationwide event meant to highlight the importance of food availability, and enhance community investment in the health of local food systems. 

In an effort to promote the availability of local food for all, the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition partnered with The Reader, the Omaha Farmers Market and other local vendors to organize our own Food Day celebration, held on October 11th on 11th and Howard Street. "Our food day is celebrated during the end of harvest season and during the wind down of the...

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