Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative

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The Nebraska Regional Food Systems Initiative invites you to join Buy Fresh Buy Local

Growing market demand for Nebraska-grown foods through collaborative marketing, promotion, and education.

Do you grow food to sell to local markets?
Do you buy locally grown ingredients or foods for your business?
Do you manage a farmer's markets?
Do you love to support your local farmers?

Join our network of over 100+ small/medium scale farms, farmers' markets, and local food businesses from across the state! As a Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska member, you join a growing network dedicated to transforming communities through food. Registration is now open to farms, farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, grocers, retailers that carry local food products, and individuals that are passionate about local foods.

Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska features a searchable online database of local food businesses, an annual print directory called the Nebraska Food Guide, and year-round media campaigns to promote local food. These initiatives are powered by our membership made of farmers, ranchers, food businesses, & farmers markets dedicated to promoting, marketing, and educating on the benefits of Nebraska-grown foods & products. By combining resources, energy, information, and funding, Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska creates a single go-to local food resource for customers.

Who can join?

  • Small/Mid-scale family farms
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Farm to table restaurants
  • Food artisans sourcing locally grown ingredients
  • Grocers & retailers that carry local food products
  • Individuals passionate about local foods


Skylar Falter

6 Reasons

To Join Buy Fresh Buy Local

  1.  A rising tide lifts all boats: Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska works to increase the market share for all local foods - when we work together, we all benefit!
  2.  Our website & your business' listing always shows up near the top on Google searches!
  3.  We make it easy for new customers to connect with your business with our print & digital Nebraska Food Guide.
  4.  For a limited marketing budget, we provide exceptional exposure & reach to our members (80,000 page views, 400,000 FB impressions).
  5.  We help educate local shoppers: why eat local, how to eat local, and where to find local!
  6.  Connect & network with other Nebraska producers & businesses.


Click here to learn more about member benefits
Click here to learn more about farm or ranch memberships
Click here to learn more about farmers market memberships
Click here to learn about business memberships
Click here to join buy fresh buy local as a friend
Click here to view the 2021 membership launch letter
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