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Help make this Holiday season a little brighter for those in our community affected by domestic violence. Donate to our Friendship Home Giving Tree! We are accepting gifts through December 10th.

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If you are a student, you are well aware FINALS WEEK is fast approaching. To make it easier for you, we're offering a special deal for all students with a valid student ID. From now until December 13th, save 10% OFF all your purchases!🍎🏃‍♂️📓

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Today is #GivingTuesday, and this Holiday season there are many ways to give back when you shop at our co-op!

1) Lincoln Food Bank Food Drive + Checkout Hunger
When you shop at the co-op, you'll have a chance to contribute $5 or $10 to the Lincoln Food Bank, or you can purchase a pre-filled bag of non-perishable goodies to that we'll drop-off for you!

2) The Friendship Home Giving Tree
From now through December 10th, we are accepting gift donations to help spread holiday cheer with victims of domestic abuse and their families in our community. Please ask us how you can contribute!

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Check out these new Co+op Deals, good now through December 17:

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If you know local food, you know Megan McGuffey. Congratulations to Community Crops on an excellent hire!

Community Crops is excited to announce that Megan McGuffey has been hired as our new Executive Director. Megan has been involved with Community Crops for a number of years starting out as a gardener, serving on the Board of Directors for six years, and she is actively engaged in various food policy networks across the State. She holds a Master of Public Administration and is a doctoral candidate in the UNO School of Public Administration. Welcome Megan!


November Board Reflections

By Rosina Paolini, Board Member

Our Annual Open Harvest Meeting was a celebration of the Open Harvest community’s achievements.  We are in the “black”, meaning another profitable year, with expanded seated and a revitalized deli. We will have $4 meals coming soon with a space to have community conversation. Come for lunch!


John Steinman was our featured speaker. He discussed his new book, “Grocery Story”, with his focus on all of us being ambassadors of community. The Author discussed the role grocery stores and food cooperative play and their impact on human health, food systems, economy, and the planet.


We welcome our new board members: Margaret Milligan, Wally Graeber, and Megan Jackson returning for another term. Thanks to you all! With the initiation of on-line voting the turn out improved by 10%! A total of 14.3% of you, the owners, voted this year.


Our board is looking to the future with new board members, improved orientation, and more efficient meetings. We have a buddy system, where we mentor each other through our policy handbook and board meetings and learning from each other.


Each month we start our board meeting with an opening question. This month we pondered: ”How do we celebrate our achievements?”


We discussed the many ways we can come together with our community, our owners: volunteering together at a non-profit event, activities in the store like, Trivia Night, and outdoor activities that immerse us in nature. Aaron wants to go winter camping – Do you want to join him? How does celebrating our achievements impact our store? How does it impact our local economy?


Financially, we had a rough quarter with fewer shoppers shopping at Open Harvest. The management & staff are analyzing customer trends, with a customer survey coming out soon. How often do you shop?  What changes can we make to ensure that our store thrives? Do we have the items you may be purchasing elsewhere?  These may be questions to ask yourself and our community. Jump into action, engage our community and we will increase visits to Open Harvest.


The board is planning another Financial Meeting of Member Owners in 2020! The FINMOO was so well attended last year we will be having another in February. We plan to look at market surveys and discuss how our finances support future plans.


Finally, Holiday orders will be accepted through November 21st. Order your holiday turkey and other items now — You can even order them ON-LINE!