Community Crops, a local community gardening organization, celebrated its annual Feast on the Farm Aug. 25 at the Prairie Pines incubator farm at 112th and Adams streets. The yearly event hosted nearly 300 patrons, bringing in close to $20,000 for the organization. It is its largest fundraiser of the year and Lincoln’s premier farm-to-table event. The event’s proceeds fund Community Crops’ farming, gardening and after-school programs.
Sixteen local restaurants provided delicious farm-fresh fare. Some of the highlights were Grilled Pheasant Tacos provided by the event’s host sponsor, Talent Plus, and Watermelon Gazpacho served by The Hub Cafe.
Guests ambled about the farm, sampling gourmet dishes and being serenaded by local bluegrass band Lye Soap.
Community Crops also introduced its new executive director, David Grabarkewitz, who said of the feast, "It was an incredible combination of culinary delicacies and loyal patronage to a spectacular organization."
Community Crops celebrates its 15th year of providing community gardens, education and food-growing experiences to the Lincoln community.