"As a member-owner you own a share of our business and get to reap the benefits. Food co-ops are grocery stores that are owned by their shoppers. Unlike a corporate grocery store, their purpose isn’t to accumulate profits, but rather to meet the goals of their shoppers and keep wealth in their communities. When you purchase an ownership share in a food co-op like ours, your investment provides the capital we need to run our business, helps you save more on groceries, and gives you a say in our future."
Meet Open Harvest Co-op Grocer, community-owned for over 40 years!
“Real Food. Real Local. Real Community."
Located in the center of Lincoln Nebraska, Open Harvest has been committed to supporting local producers and offering healthy, safe foods to the people of Nebraska. Open Harvest is a full service grocer that carries local products in every department of the store - local products make up nearly 30% of total sales!
Open Harvest is a friendly neighborhood grocery store. Check out all they have to offer:
- Curbside pickup with online ordering!
- Local and organic produce section.
- Bulk section – grains, flours, snacks, coffee, tea, spices, herbs, peanut butter, honey, olive oil, kombucha, maple syrup, and more.
- In-store Deli and Bakery where you can pick up a loaf of bread, order a burrito, or get a to-go container of your favorite freshly made deli food.
- Meat and seafood department carrying local, organic or sustainable products.
- Local, organic or sustainable dairy, cheese and eggs.
- Fully stocked Health and Wellness department.
- Catering Options
Cooperative Grocery Store
Open Harvest is a cooperative of around 3,000 dedicated, diverse and engaged member-owners. You do not need to be a member to shop here, however through membership you can contribute to the democratic process of the cooperative model. Members elect a board of directors made up of fellow member-owners to lead the cooperative in a manner that is based on the values and principles of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.
Commitment to Locally Grown Food
At Open Harvest shoppers can find locally produced and grown products in every department. About 30% of the stores sales are from local products - that's about $1,000,000 in revenue. By partnering with local farms and food businesses, Open Harvest has become a reliable source of local food. This partnership is great for both shoppers who are seeking local, and for local farmers who are looking to get their products onto grocery store shelves.
In 2021 Open Harvest organized the Dig Deeper Farm Tours to further connect consumers and farmers who sell to the Co-op. Eight local farms opened their doors to the public, giving tours, demonstrations and providing a glimpse into the life of the farmers whose products can be found on Open Harvest's shelves. Learn more about the Dig Deeper Farm Tours here : https://www.digdeeperfarmtour.com/
SEED Program at Open Harvest
One way Open Harvest lives out their cooperative values is through robust community donations. The SEED Program is a new simple yet powerful community giving opportunity that allows customers to “round-up” their grocery bill for local organizations that share a commitment to a healthy community, sustainable food system, and strong local economy. During a specified month, local organizations are featured and all round-up contributions during that month will be given directly to the recipient organization at the end of each month.
Since its laund in March 2020, the SEED Program has raised over $20,000 for dozens of organizations like Matt Talbot Kitchen, The Malone Center and Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society.
Where to find Open Harvest: