Vegetables are much easier to digest when they’re not packaged in a can, much like fine wine and ice sculptures of Michelangelo’s David. Partake in fresh produce with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of fresh produce at Cream of The Crop.
Open daily and helmed by a locally raised produce pilot, Cream of The Crop supplies shoppers with fresh, healthy fruits and veggies from its traditional roadside stand. All of the goods hail from a nearby family farm, including produce picked fresh every morning, supplying packs of local herbivores with seeded bounty such as sweet corn ($5.50/dozen) and tomatoes ($2.25/lb.). A pound of fresh salsa ($5) can lend flavor and kick to taco dinners or adequately fill a piñata shaped like a tortilla chip. The stand's efficient, friendly staff helps shoppers select foodstuffs and fresh, seasonal fruits such as cantaloupe ($3–$4 each) and watermelon ($5–$8 each).
Cream of the Crop
A roadside produce stand sits in a parking lot off of 77th and Cass Streets in Omaha. Garden aficionado Karen Kruse runs this roadside produce stand—a large tent and a white truck—with fruits and vegetables that are picked daily at local farms. Her selection changes throughout the summer season but almost always includes sweet corn, melons, tomatoes, peppers, and peaches. For a complement to meals, try one of her locally made jellies or honey. Mama Hoots Salsa is made daily by Kruse and other family members. The stand is open, weather permitting, from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Sunday.