NE Box Newsletter for August 2, 2019 Pickup

Hello everyone!  Erin here.  Keeping it short and sweet this week 🙂  A few housekeeping notes:

  • Lone Tree Foods was nominated for a Food Day Omaha award!  You can vote for us here.  Voting ends in less than a week (8/3), so vote soon and spread the word.  We’re in the Retailer of the Year category, and our retail program is the Nebraska Box of course!
  • If you’re concerned that you have too many funds in your account, due to auto-renewals and taking weeks off, and want to reschedule your next auto-payment, just email us!  That’s an easy change for us to make, and we’d hate to lose you because you thought your payment feature was inflexible.
  • If you’re on Vacation Mode, be sure to un-select the Vacay checkbox in order to get your Nebraska Box this coming Friday.
Diggin’ spuds the old fashioned, tried & true way, at Pekarek’s Produce.
New tea up for grabs this week in your add-on section!

Farm updates:

  • Robinette Farms, whose items we wholesale every week of the year, has just certified their whole farm organic!  They are now added to our list of certified OG farmers, which also includes Wolff Farms, Jones EcoFarms, and Lakehouse Farm.
  • Abie Vegetable People also plans to have many of their crops certified organic within a few weeks!  This is a big accomplishment for these farms, and we are looking forward to be able to move more of their products to grocery stores, restaurants, and YOU in the coming months.
  • Summer crops, like corn and melons, are approaching.  Remember the crazy wet spring?  That delayed many corn plantings, but it’ll be here ‘fore we know it.
  • We’re tracking down new local items to include, so look for bagels in an upcoming box…Long live the bagel farmer!

 

Whole Bean Coffee from Cultiva (12 oz bag)

Cream from Burbach’s Countryside Dairy* (quart)

Honey Bear from Hunter’s Honey (12 oz)

Organic Rolled Oats  from Grain Place Foods (1 pound bag)

Carrots from Clear Creek Organic Farm (1 bunch)

Rhubarb from Clear Creek Organic Farm (~1 lb bunch)

Fresh Oyster Mushrooms from Abie Vegetable People* (6 oz clamshell)

Green Bell Peppers from Pekarek’s Produce*

Yukon Gold Potatoes from Pekarek’s Produce* (3 lb bag)

Carrots from Clear Creek Organic Farm (1 bunch)

Fresh Oyster Mushrooms from Abie Vegetable People* (6 oz clamshell)

Green Bell Peppers from Pekarek’s Produce*

Rainbow Swiss Chard from Abie Vegetable People (1 bu)

Cheddar Cheese from Clear Creek Organic Farm (8 oz pkg)

Hamburger Buns from Le Quartier Baking Co. (6 ct bag)

Grassfed Bison Patties from Straight Arrow Bison Ranch (4 ct pkg)

Yukon Gold Potatoes from Pekarek’s Produce* (3 lb bag)

Carrots from Clear Creek Organic Farm (1 bunch)

Fresh Oyster Mushrooms from Abie Vegetable People* (6 oz clamshell)

Green Bell Peppers from Pekarek’s Produce*

Kiku Chrysanthemum Melons from Delish Farms (multiple mini melons)

Cheddar Cheese from Clear Creek Organic Farm (8 oz pkg)

Hamburger Buns from Le Quartier Baking Co. (6 ct bag)

Grassfed Bison Patties from Straight Arrow Bison Ranch (4 ct pkg)

Any questions about our growing practices email Erin.  We’re proud the majority of our farmers grow completely chemical-free!  Unless asterisked, the farms on our list use organic-approved methods in their production pactices. 

 

                  Ahh it’s summer.  Enjoy!