Food cooperative featuring locally grown food

Wyobraska consumers have a new retail outlet for locally grown products. After three years of planning, Hometown Harvest, a locally food cooperative is opened in downtown Mitchell. At their Grand Opening celebration in Mitchell on Sunday, Manager Danielle Moore is excited about this opportunity.

The twelve hundred foot grocery store in downtown Mitchell - brings back the feeling of a small town grocery store. Moore says Hometown harvest is working with about a dozen different producers in featuring local products.

Hometown harvest aims to attain as much product as it can within 100 miles. Moore says they are focusing on getting food predominately from Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado.

With locally grown food, this will change how consumers have typically shopped. Board member and Kathy Manville of the Open A Bar 2 Ranch says the store's inventory will change with the seasons.

Hometown Harvest is looking to also help consumers in shopping locally. In the next month or two, they want to offer cooking classes to help consumers adapt to cooking with products as they come into season.

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