Launched by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, the first annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates more than five hundred U.S.-based groups including six from Nebraska who are cultivating a better food system.
Big Muddy Urban Farm is a group of urban farmers who strive to bring fresh produce to Omaha, NE. They use all organic farming products and methods and aim to enhance food security in the city by providing fresh food and organizing a community of urban farming enthusiasts.
City Sprouts works with Omaha, NE residents to grow urban gardens and to promote sustainable food in the city. City Sprouts offers workshops on making healthy lifestyle choices and seeks to create an urban farming community within the city.
Community Crops boasts 13 community garden sites as well as a training farm and a community supported agriculture (CSA) program in Lincoln, NE. The organization strives to expand access to locally grown, nutritious food to all community members in the state’s capital.
Food 4 Thought is a food assistance program in Hastings, NE that sends bags of food home with in-need children for the weekend. The organization provides food every weekend for 76 families across the state.
Nebraska Farmers Union has been dedicated to preserving family farms and rural livelihoods throughout Nebraska since 1913. With over 6,000 member farms and ranches, the organization is active in creating rural and local policies that keep industrial agriculture from encroaching on small farmers’ way of life.
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society promotes agriculture and food systems that improve health throughout the state. The organization offers mentoring opportunities for farmers and hosts events such as workshops and the yearly Healthy Farms Conference.