If you are planting your own garden this spring or growing one with a neighbor, put February 2nd on your calendar for Omaha Seed Share, presented by the Omaha Community Garden Network. The event runs from 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. at the Douglas County Extension Office, 8015 West Center Road. Here are some points of interest on the event as marketed…


  • Seed swapping and sharing (bring any extra seeds)
  • Growing advice from Master Gardens
  • Free Seeds
  • Meet community gardeners and local farmers
  • Learn about seed saving and heirloom varieties
  • Free coffee and refreshments


Admission is free and children are welcome. For more information, please contact Patty Falcone, Douglas County Health Department at 402.444.7146 or

Looks like the wait is over for anyone who was counting the days for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to open their doors. They will be open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday January 31st at the corner of Dodge and 72nd street. 7060 Dodge Street to be exact. Raising Cane’s is based out of Baton Rouge LA and runs 149 stores, including three in Nebraska. According to the press release:
  “Raising Cane’s founder and CEO Todd Graves believes the timing is perfect for his restaurant in Omaha, given the brand’s success in the state capital.  “Nebraskans have really embraced Raising Cane’s since we opened our first restaurant in Lincoln in 2006,” said Graves.  “We think Omaha is going to be another thriving market for our brand, and we intend to bring great jobs, great chicken finger meals and great community support to the area over the months and years ahead.”

Attention all Farmers, Local Foodies, Chefs and Culinary Students. Please join in cultivating your culinary and local food relationships together at a gathering brunch, February 10th from 11:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, Swanson Conference Center Building 22. The cost is $10 at the door. Chefs and Farmers are complimentary. The event is asking for reservations to be made so they can plan accordingly at by February 7th. For more information, call Colleen Johnson at 402.457.2321.

posted at 02:17 pm
on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013


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