Food is an integral part of every person's day. The food we eat
requires many resources from water, land and energy for production as
well as transportation to your table. From farms and
gardens to our tables, MCC is working to teach and implement
local, healthy and flavorful food production and preparation with low
What Is MCC Doing?
- MCC's Horticulture and Culinary Arts programs are partnering
in joint curriculum to teach students the food cycle through
growing, preparing, eating and composting food waste.
- MCC's Institute for Culinary Arts works with local farmers and
community gardens to purchase local produce for use in their
- The Horticulture and Culinary programs are working within the
community by sharing their knowledge at local community gardens
and farmers' markets.
- Throughout the Institute for Culinary Arts, MCC teaches and
practices minimal waste and the importance of fresh, local
- On-campus composting will reduce food waste going to landfills
and provide vital nutrients for Horticulture's food gardens.
What Can You Do?
- Support (or start) a community garden in your
- Support (or start) a farmers market near you
- Grow your own food in your yard or at a community garden.
- Know your farmer.
- Avoid disposable paper and plastic food packaging by buying in
bulk or through a food cooperative.
- Nebraska Food Cooperative
The freshness and flavor of local food will make your taste buds
tingle. Nebraska farmers, gardeners and craftspeople come together
through this cooperative to offer you the best of the best. Buying
local helps your own community grow stronger along with your
health and pocketbook. For more information, visit
- Omaha Farmers´ Market
Every Saturday from May through mid-October, thousands of shoppers
visit Omaha's Farmers' Market for fresh produce,
smoked meats, freshly cut flowers, locally canned jams, gourmet
baked goods and much, much more. Support local business and visit
the Farmers' Market at 11th and Jackson. For more
information and a list of vendors, visit