ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: NEBRASKA

Where to shop for bulk, package-free, zero waste foods in Nebraska: a state-by-state grocery store guide | Litterless

Lincoln

-Fresh Thyme: You can bring your own containers to fill up on dry goods  like coffee, beans, granola, trail mix, snacks, grains, and more.
-Hy-Vee: Per a reader submission, this spot has grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, candy, nut butter, loose-leaf teas, and more. (Some Hy-Vee locations don’t have any bulk items; check your location by calling before assuming they have bulk.)
-Natural Grocers: A good selection of bulk dry pantry staples like grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more.
-Open Harvest Co-op: Pick up local, organic produce in your own bags from home. Ask if you can use your own containers when purchasing from their deli, bakery, and seafood counter. 

Omaha

-Fresh Thyme: You can bring your own containers to fill up on dry goods  like coffee, beans, granola, trail mix, snacks, grains, and more.
-Exist Green: At this bulk store, you can fill your containers with a range of package-free foods, like grains, flours and baking supplies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, teas, oils, vinegars, and more. You’ll also find personal care and skincare products (like shampoo and conditioner), home cleaning supplies, and DIY ingredients, and other reusable goods for a home with less waste. They accept drop-offs of food scraps and other organic waste for free for composting; learn more here.
-Hy-Vee: Per a reader submission, here you can bring your own containers for bulk grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, candy, chocolate, peanut butter, herbs, spices, coffee, tea, and more. You'll also find fresh-baked and package-free bread, as well as locally source milk in a returnable glass bottle.
-Natural Grocers: Offers bulk grains, rice, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, flour, snacks, peanut butter, herbs, spices, tea, and coffee.
-Omaha Farmer's Markets: Great for fresh vegetables, pastries, honey, eggs, meat, pet treats, and handcrafted items.

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