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The Nebraska. Local. (formerly known as Good. Fresh. Local.) program began in September 2005 and is a very popular local dining program with students and the university community. This program defines 'local' as food that comes from Nebraska farmers, producers, and manufacturers.

The Nebraska Local program is built on a foundation that:

  • Serves traditional menu items that promote the value of local food
  • Educates students about sustainable agriculture and the positive impact it has on the environment, local economy, and communities
  • Provides a new distribution opportunity for local farmers and producers in the world of university food service

The Nebraska Local project was created by the following team members:

  • Nebraska Cooperative Development Center
  • Nebraska farmers, producers, and manufacturers
  • The Food Processing Center
  • The Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society
  • University Dining Services
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln students

The Nebraska Local program features special monthly meals at Cather and East Campus Union Dining Centers and incorporates individual local menu items on a daily basis. In addition, the University Catering offers Nebraska Local menus and a few local items are offered at Abel/Sandoz, Harper, and Selleck Dining Centers.

If you have any questions about the Nebraska Local Project, contact Pam Edwards, Assistant Director – Dining Services, at 402-472-9045 or pedwards1@unl.edu.

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Nebraska. Local. definition of local map
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln defines “local” as within a 250-mile radius of Lincoln, Nebraska, and anywhere in the state.

Preference will be given to food that comes from Nebraska farmers, producers and manufacturers.