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Dragonfly Desserts

Dragonfly Desserts

Want to taste the best cinnamon rolls in the state? If so, be sure to stop at Dragonfly Desserts Coffee House & Bakery in downtown Alma to enjoy a specialty drink and tempt your taste buds with decadent rolls and other delicious treats. Plus, if you are participating in the Nebraska Passport program this summer, you can stamp your card and get your sugar high at Dragonfly…

Meats & More Country Store

Meats & More Country Store

It’s like stepping back in time at Meats & More Country Store in Paxton. The quaint store is reminiscent of past simpler days, and the meat products sold there are made fresh from local producers and are free of preservatives. Enjoy a visit to Paxton’s unique custom meat store with writer Kristi Dvorak…

Bakers Candies

Bakers Candies

For 30 years, the Baker family has been helping Valentines share their love with the company’s world-famous meltaway chocolates produced in a small town in eastern Nebraska. Writer Kristi Dvorak unwrapped the mystery behind Bakers Candies’ success in her recent interview with the Bakers. Find out what makes this family-owned Nebraska company so unique and how they make their chocolate so delectable…

Countryside Market

Countryside Market

Small-town business owners must often get creative to serve their communities well and to keep the doors open. That’s what the owners of The Countryside Market in Bertrand have done for the past 10 years. Owners Jerry and Brenda Johnson sell groceries, provide home-cooked meals, sell home décor and cards and have even offered craft nights. Read about the Countryside Market and discover what famous food gives them a claim to fame…

Tub’s Pub

Tub’s Pub

December is the best time to eat a delicious meal at Tub’s Pub in Sumner because diners can bask in the warm glow of thousands of Christmas lights. Yes, the lighting tradition continues at Tub’s Pub, which after 42 years under the same ownership, changed hands earlier this year…

Breweries Bring Visitors and Boost Economies in Rural Nebraska

Breweries Bring Visitors and Boost Economies in Rural Nebraska

In the past five years, rural breweries have been popping up across Nebraska. These businesses bring tourists by the busloads to rural Nebraska towns to eat delicious food, drink great-tasting fresh beer and experience the beauty of rural Nebraska. These breweries also provide jobs and have been a springboard for rural economic development…

Town Talk

Town Talk

Rural Foodies rediscovered an appointed restaurant in Cambridge with a menu prepared by a chef that sources quality ingredients and cooks them to perfection. The food is served by a professional and friendly staff. Join writer Betty Sayers as she once again enjoys the delicious food at the Town Talk restaurant in Cambridge…

Prairie Grounds Cafe

Prairie Grounds Cafe

It can be a struggle to eat healthy, especially at restaurants. Prairie Grounds Café & Gifts in Broken Bow is making it easier by offering nutritious menu items grown right inside the store using aeroponics. Writer Kristi Dvorak shares how this café is helping rural Nebraskans eat fresh all year long…

Andrew’s Garden

Andrew’s Garden

There’s no place better to pick up some fresh garden produce than Andrew’s Garden. Andrew started growing fruits and vegetables as part of a class project in high school 20 years ago. Now, the 34-year-old rural Funk entrepreneur is well-known in Central Nebraska for his large variety of quality and flavorful locally-grown produce…

The Dairy Barn

The Dairy Barn

Mmmm Summer! It’s like a taking a trip back in time at Alma’s old-fashioned Dairy Barn, where hungry lake visitors, travelers and locals feast on gourmet hamburgers, smoked pork sandwiches and yummy summer treats like crunch cones, banana splits and root-beer floats…

Cunningham’s Feed

Cunningham’s Feed

Sixteen years ago, Kevin and Mitzi Urbom’s daughter suggested the possibility of opening a restaurant in their hometown of Arapahoe so she could practice her new culinary skills. While the original plan changed somewhat, that request resulted in the renovation of a former feed store in Cunningham’s Feed, which now serves some of the best salmon, filet mignon and homemade bread pudding in rural Nebraska…

Sparky’s Wing & Dippin’ Sauce named “Best in the World”

Sparky’s Wing & Dippin’ Sauce named “Best in the World”

If you love tailgating at Husker football games, you may have met Captain Todd Morgan, or “Captain Morgan” as he likes to joke. A firefighter for the Grand Island Fire Department for almost 29 years, Todd has been tailgating and sharing his locally famous Sparky’s Wing & Dippin’ Sauce with fans for years…

Grain Place Foods

Grain Place Foods

When the Rural Foodies heard about David Vetter and Grain Place Foods from organic growers near Bertrand, Nebraska, they had to find out the scoop. So they headed to Marquette, Nebraska, where they were greeted by the homespun smell of fresh grains the minute they walked in the door…

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