On the lighter side

Cleanup on Aisle 9

On the Lighter Side: How to Enjoy a Good Country Fourth of July Holiday


Thank goodness the summer holiday has arrived. If you want to really celebrate the spirit of America, do it the way we do it in the country. A step by step guide to making the most of your down-home holiday. Happy Fourth of July to all!

First, swing by the general store on your way home

Swing by the general store

Next, get in a little last-minute yardwork

Get your hair done

Get your hair done

Hook up the boat

Hook up the boat

Swing by the carwash

Fill up the cooler

Fill the cooler

Don't forget your drink coozie

Don't forget your coozie

Get in a quick round of golf

Heat up the hot tub!

Be sure to put on your sun protection

Wear a hat for sun protection

Fire up the grill

Fire up the grill

No, really fire up the grill!

Really fire up the grill

And have a wonderful, safe and happy Fourth of July from your Nebraska Grocery Industry Association and Farmer Goes to Market!

Cleanup on Aisle 9: An Idea to Liven Up a Slow Day at the Lake

If you find ourself growing a little bored with your summer Sundays at the lake, consider how the producers of this hidden-camera bit decided to put some good clean fun back into their day at the beach.

On the Lighter Side: Keep Your Eyes Peeled!

Since Dakota City resident Rebekah Speight sold a McDonalds Chicken McNugget that resembled George Washington on the auction site Ebay, we're seeing a whole new potential revenue stream for grocers. Click on the link to be on the lookout for these other famous figures that have shown up in food.

(Editor's Update: We've since learned the original bidder backed out on the final bid on Speight's church fundraiser, but nevertheless we say, Dare to dream!) 

 Click here to see the gallery of famous food faces

On the Lighter Side: How Well Do You Really Know Your Breakfast Cereals?

What ever happend to Mikey? Take this quiz if you think you know.Quiz Time: How much do you really know about all those cereals you sell?

Click on Life Cereal's famous Mikey to take the quiz.

Be sure to post your results to the comments to give your fellow grocers a benchmark to shoot for. 

On the Lighter Side: Christmas Toys of the 1970s

Take a fond trip down memory lane from an era before video games and computers. Merry Christmas, and may Santa make you as happy as he did back then.


Supported by the Nebraska Farm Bureau

The farm and ranch families represented by Nebraska Farm Bureau are proud sponsors of the Farmer Goes to Market program. We take great pride in supporting Nebraska's agricultural foundation. A key part of that effort is to make sure we produce safe and affordable food. This newsletter is an important part of our effort to connect the two most important parts of the food chain -- the farmer and the grocer -- with the goal of increasing consumer awareness and information about how their food is raised in Nebraska.

In patnership with the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association

The Nebraska Grocery Industry Association was formed in 1903 by a group of Omaha grocery store owners, wholesalers and vendors to allow them to promote independent food merchants and members of the food industry, and to promote education and cooperation among its membership. NGIA continues to represent grocery store owners and operators, along with wholesalers and vendors located throughout Nebraska, by promoting their success through proactive government relations, innovative solutions and quality services. NGIA offers efficient and economical programs. NGIA also lobbies on both a state and national level, ensuring that the voice of the food industry in Nebraska is heard by our representatives.

Supported by the Nebraska Corn Board

The Nebraska Corn Board, on behalf of 23,000 corn farmers in Nebraska, invests in market development, research, promotion and education of corn and value-added products. The board aims to work closely with the farmer-to-consumer food chain, to educate everyone about the role corn has in our everyday healthy lives. The Nebraska Corn Board is proud to sponsor the Farmer Goes to Market program to help bring its mission of expanding demand and value of Nebraska corn to the consumer, through the strongest touch point in that chain: the Nebraska retail grocer.