Local Artist In Search of JELL-O Boxes for Storefront Display

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4232″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1540399975872{padding-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]No More Empty Pots has been chosen by local artist and NMEP advocate, Shirley Neary for a featured window display in Midtown Crossing’s Miracle on Farnam this holiday season. She is in need of over 1,000 JELL-O boxes to create this masterpiece. What is Miracle on Farnam? Miracle on…

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What do Dancing, Singing and Books Have to do With Apples?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4214″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1538021580555{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the 3rd Thursday of each month at No More Empty Cups, No More Empty Pots, the Omaha Public Library and Dahlman Neighborhood partner up to celebrate literacy through storytelling and activities for youth and seniors. September’s theme was one of the most popular fruits in Nebraska, apples!…

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Community Market Basket Recipes to Expand Your Taste Buds!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you ever get an ingredient in your box that you have no idea what to do with it? Check out some recipes for these “not-so-common” produce items that have been featured in the Community Market Basket boxes so far![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” active_section=”0″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Basket Ingredient: Salanova Lettuce” tab_id=”1538070178079-d260706a-43a6″][vc_column_text] Shaved Fennel and Citrus Salad with…

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Christapher, Parris and Ray  Adventure Outside the Classroom

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For the past ten weeks Culinary Workforce Training Participants have built up their culinary skills in the Production and Training Kitchen at the NMEP Food Hub. From simple soups and salads to intricate meat fabrication and baking techniques, the participants increased their knowledge base and will be using it as they venture into the internship phase of…

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Parris and Christapher Pitch Food Start-ups to First National Bank

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”4168″ img_size=”400×400″ onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1535337387596{margin-left: 1px !important;padding-right: 5px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”4169″ img_size=”305×305″ onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1535679802579{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]CWTP participants, Parris and Christapher had an opportunity to share their food dreams with the members of the First National Bank Community Leaders Program. For weeks, the participants created business plans, researched the target market, completed competitive analysis and…

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Culinary Workforce Training Program Cohort 4 Takes Off!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1533056629341-355c722c-d984-5″ include=”4093,4098,4096,4097,4094,4099″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cohort four welcomes five new participants; Ray, Parris, Christapher, Stacy and Kim. For the next 15 weeks, they will participate in culinary skills training, engage in workforce development and gain experience through internship. In this cohort, we are updating the curriculum to provide more hands-on opportunities to learn about food systems, food waste…

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No Matter How You Slice It, Suzan’s Sweet Potato Pie Keeps Growing

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1533059353533-aaf44557-fc5e-0″ include=”4101,4102,4103″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Velma Mackey has made tremendous strides since starting her business, Suzan’s Sweet Potato Pie. When Velma first began her journey, she was selling her pies to friends and family. Most of her business came through word of mouth and slowly, it began to spread through the community. Experiencing some success, Velma was compelled…

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Tired Moccasins Adventure With Milkweed

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1529701027648{padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”] You may have never heard of them but in the heart of the city lies a special group of Elders who call themselves the Tired Moccasins. Made up of Native American or tribal heritage, these seniors participate in the Senior Center Program at the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC). Among…

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