Edible Omaha


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How quickly the days, months and oh my, an entire year can pass. As Edible Omaha celebrates its first anniversary, Lucy and I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to bring you this beautiful publication and a mission to change the way our community shops for, cooks, eats and relates to local food and drink.

What called us to launch this magazine? The belief that people want to know where their food comes from. Th is tugs on our hearts, and we remain steadfast in our mission. Lucy and I have a deep sense of responsibility to being part of a collaborative effort to build a stronger local food system in our community.

As the local voice for local food, we want you to think about your food, where it comes from and who is producing it. We also want to inspire you to choose to invest some of your hard-earned money in support of local food. Th e vote you make with your fork is vital to the health of our community. As Joel Salatin so eloquently stated, “You, as a food buyer, have the distinct privilege
of proactively participating in shaping the world your children inherit.”

It all starts with you. Buying local is like a seed. When planted in good soil and cared for, that seed can produce abundance for today and the future—a true inheritance for all. With the farmers markets opening soon; Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs accepting members; community gardens with plots available; on-farm stores; and the Nebraska Food Cooperative and
Tomāto Tomäto providing year-round access to local food, you have many options to get engaged. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being a part of the local food community by reading Edible Omaha and by supporting our advertisers who make it possible.


Amy S. Brown
Copublisher and Editor

P.S. Congratulations and a warm welcome to our new neighboring magazine, Edible Kansas City,
that just launched this spring. Check it out when you’re in Kansas City. Support local when you’re
on the road.