We are honored to have received one of the 2014 Lincoln-Lancaster County Environmental Leadership Awards on Friday, November 14th.
Many deserving individuals and businesses were honored for their efforts to make Lincoln and Lancaster County a more sustainable and healthy place to live.
Thank you for the nomination!
We are excited to be part of this aggregation of professional growers in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Lone Tree Foods is an exciting new way for growers and buyers to connect and to serve more local food to our very own communities. Check it out!
We are so fortunate to have a community that cares! Check out this article about a benefit dinner coming up soon!
What: “Chefs Supporting Agriculture”
Where: Nebraska Club, 20th floor, U.S. Bank building, 13th and M streets
When: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17
Tickets: $70 (includes raffle ticket); robinettefarms.com
Note: Seating limited to 125
We hope to see you there!
Southwest Fire and Rescue is hosting a Chili Benefit for Alex McKiernan on Sunday February 23rd from 4-8pm at the Sprague/Martell Community Center. Alex McKiernan was seriously injured in a car accident in January and is undergoing intensive therapy to enable him to walk.
McKiernan is a Southwest Firefighter and EMT and co-owner with his wife Chloe of Robinette Farms. Through their farm, they supply many local businesses and operate a CSA. Alex and Chloe have three very young daughters.
Proceeds will help with medical expenses for Alex and other expenses of the family.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy some delicious soup while donating to a very worthwhile cause!
An article about Alex in the Journal Star. Keeping it positive!
We are currently accepting applications for our Farm Apprenticeship and Livestock Apprenticeship positions! We have 4 positions available for the 7 month season (April-October), including a monthly stipend, food from the farm, worker's comp coverage and shared housing!
Spend the season learning hands on in the field as well as through informal classes. Read more about the positions and apply as soon as possible!
We just launched a crowd funding campaign to raise money to bring draft horse power to Robinette Farms! Check it out below and donate what you can or help us spread the word!
Tickets just went on sale for A Robinette Solstice! Join us on Saturday, June 15th for great food from our farm prepared by local pizza artists, local beer & wine, handmade gelato, and great music from right here in Lincoln! Come early and have a look at what we've got in the fields, then eat, drink and be merry. Click here for more details and to buy tickets. Come party like a farmer!
Hello Friends of Robinette!
It's almost June and we've had a busy year so far! We welcomed twin girls to our family in early April, as well as 22 lambs and our 2013 Farm Crew! We are excited about the 2013 season and changes we have made to our CSA, with our animals, our irrigation, our apprenticeship program and so on...read on for an update!
This year was our first offering a Spring CSA and despite the cold start we had plenty of greens and roots to offer each week. We are thrilled that our Summer CSA is sold out, with 150 families joining us this year! Because of the cold, wet weather we have delayed our Summer CSA start date by 2 weeks to June 12th. Our season will still be 20 weeks long, extending the extra 2 weeks into October. This year we will once again offer our Fall CSA, for the weeks running up to mid-December, so stay tuned for details about that this summer!
We are excited for our 2nd Annual Robinette Solstice Party on Saturday, June 15th from 3-10pm! Join us for the best of soul, funk and R&B with Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers and opening act Jack Hotel, both from right here in Lincoln! We'll have Robinette food artfully prepared by Rolling Fire Catering, locally made dessert from Gelato to Go, local beer from Blue Blood Brewing and wine from WunderRosa Winery just down the road!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE MONDAY MAY, 27TH! Check out our website for more details...
Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market
Each Sunday through October we are at the Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market from 10am to 2pm! This is a fantastic producers only market, offering lots of fresh veggies, cheeses, flowers, bread and baked goods, jams, honey, pasta, and more! Our stand is at the very West end of the market, so be sure to walk the whole loop and say hello!
*NEW this year at the Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market--our very own grassfed lamb! Each week we've got chops, leg of lamb, ground, and shoulder roast. And don't forget to grab some bacon or other pork cuts from our hormone and antibiotic-free pigs!
Good Life Fitness Market and CSA
This year, we offered a second Summer CSA pick up at Good Life Fitness on 3rd and Van Dorn. Along with our CSA pick up we will be bringing extra veggies and eggs for a mini-market on Saturday mornings from 9-11am. Check our Facebook page regularly for updates and info on what we'll have at the mini-market. It's a great opportunity to get an early morning workout in and then grab your veggies for the weekend!
As always, thanks for your support, we are thrilled to be your Farmers!
Chloe & Alex
It's time to think about summer! Even though it's cold here in Nebraska, you can begin dreaming of your weekly Summer CSA share full of zucchini, tomatoes, salad mix, carrots.....and more!
Registration for our 2013 Summer CSA is now open! Be sure to read all about the different shares we offer here at Robinette Farms as well as the details of pick up locations and the types of vegetables that we grow.
Get the nitty gritty CSA details HERE and follow the links to our online registration!
Happy eating in 2013!
~Chloe & Alex
We are now accepting applications for Apprentices and a Crew Leader for the 2013 season! Check out the details and the application HERE!
Join us on Saturday, September 8th for a tour of Robinette Farms!
This is an event organized by Open Harvest Coop Grocery in Lincoln, featuring 5 local farms that supply to the Coop. The farms on the tour are open from 12-4pm on Saturday and you can stop at 1 farm or all 5 if you are really motivated!
We'll have self-guided tours as well as guided tours by our farmers.
Come see us on the farm!
Please see the brochure for more information on the farms involved and the tour.
We are thrilled to promote Prairie Hill Learning Center, the school our daughter Nina attends. We can't say enough about the experience our child receives there. Please take a look at the summer camp opportunities below!
PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center (seven miles south of Lincoln) welcomes your children to join us for camp this summer! This is a great place to spend time in nature, be creative, learn new skills, meet
terrific friends, and have a blast -- all the while engaging in habits that demonstrate respect and sustainability to the earth.
We offer half-day camps for children three to six years old and full-day camps for children six through twelve years old. Each day will include some gardening, care of farm animals, pony/horse riding, time in our twelve acres of unspoiled prairie and woods, as well as work with a specialist determined by each session's camp theme. Visit http://prairiehill.com/natureworks-summer-camp/ for more camp information and registration.
Mention Robinette Farms on your registration form and receive a $30 discount for a two-week camp or $15 for a one-week camp. May not be combined with other discounts. Valid for new campers only.
Hello Friends of Robinette Farms!
Robinette Farms will be selling meat and produce in the parking lot south of Leon's Gourmet Grocer (2200 Winthrop Road) tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12th, from 4-6pm!
Our 2011 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program has ended for the season, but the weather is still beautiful and so are all the veggies coming out of the field.
For the next few weeks at least, look for a Tuesday email from us with meat and produce availability. If you'd like to pre-order meat on a weekly basis, check out our online meat store (details below). We'll bring some of everything, but show up early for the good stuff!
Availability - Wednesday, October 12th
Salad Mix, Arugula, Spicy Greens, Kale, Chard, Broccoli Raab, Bok Choy, Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, Turnips, Beets, Potatoes, Green Tomatoes, Red Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Onions and Garlic. Frozen Beef, Pork and Chicken.
Online Meat Store
You can order meat for pickup on Wednesday evenings at Leon's by visiting our meat store. Place your order for individual cuts of beef or pork, and for whole chickens. Pay for your meat when you pick up on Wednesday evening!
*Please note: we will not know the exact weight of your meat order until pickup, so your online total will be listed as $0.00.*
*Meat Store is open Thursday through Tuesday, and is closed Wednesday for order packaging.*
Thanks and we'll see you tomorrow!
Chloe & Alex
We are proud to announce that our on-farm Self-Serve Farm Stand is open! We invite folks to stop by, grab some veggies and eggs and of course, say hello and thanks to the chickens!
Open Daily 10am to 7pm. Look for the sign at the road!
We are excited to be offering Pastured Pork raised right here at Robinette Farms! Right now, you can find our pork every Saturday at the Haymarket Farmers' Market. In the next couple of weeks, we'll also have it at the Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market on Sundays. All of our pigs are raised without the use of steroids, hormones and antibiotics. They lived a comfortable life rooting through a large wooded area inbetween our fields and our farmstead. Interested in learning more? Stop by and chat with us at market before you take that bacon home!
Every Thursday is volunteer day on the Farm!
Come out between 9am and noon to join us in the fields. We'll be weeding, planting or working on a project around the farm. Stay for as little or as long as you like!
Kids are welcome, but no pets please. Remember to wear closed toed shoes(no sandals), bring water and a snack, sunscreen and a hat.
Send us an email to let us know you're coming out!
See you in the fields!
Our CSA Program is full for the 2011 Summer season. Thank you to all the members who have joined for this season!
If you are interested in CSAs, please read more about our program here.
If you would like to join our Mailing List to get information about future CSA registration, click here.
And don't forget, we are at the Haymarket Farmers' Market on Saturdays and the Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market on Sundays. Click here for more information about the Farmers' Markets we attend.
Thanks for your interest and support!
~The Folks at Robinette Farms
The first pick-up is tonight from 4-7pm at Leon's Gourmet Grocer (2200 Winthrop Road). We are encouraging you to bring your own reusable bags to pack your share in at each pick up, but we will have plastic and paper bags available. We are excited to have you join us for 20 weeks of local, seasonal, fresh, organic eating!
All of our past and present Newsletters are archived on our website for your enjoyment. Follow this link for this weeks Newsletter to find out what's in your share, farm news, recipes, and more!
For Meat Share members, your first pick up is on Wednesday, June 15th from 4-7pm at Leon's Gourmet Grocer. More details in upcoming emails....
Some Reminder Information:
- Pick-up is every Wednesday from today until October 5th, from 4-7pm at Leon's Gourmet Grocer
- If you know you will be out of town and can't pick up your share, send a friend or neighbor to enjoy it!
- We cannot save shares for pick up any later than Thursday. If you need to arrange to pick up on Thursday, please call us and we can work out a way for you to get your share.
We are looking forward to meeting you and sharing the season with you!
Chloe & Alex
17675 SW 14th
Martell, NE 68404
Do you know where your food comes from?
Check out this interactive story in the Journal Star! It's all about where to find local food in the form of CSAs, Farmers' Markets and on-farm stands. Lots of information with cool graphics, and all about food and farms!
We just got notice that we have been accepted at the Haymarket Farmer' Market for this season!
We are excited to be a new produce vendor at the Haymarket for the 2011 season. We will be offering our produce, grown without the use of chemicals and our meats raised on pasture later in the season.
The market starts on Saturday, May 7th, from 8am to noon --- we'll see you there!