Good. Fresh. Local.

The GFL (Good. Fresh. Local.) University of Nebraska–Lincoln Sustainable Food Project

The GFL program began in September 2005 and is a very popular local dining program with students and the UNL community. This program defines 'local' as food that comes from Nebraska farmers, producers, and manufacturers.

The GFL program is built on a foundation that:
  • Serves traditional menu items that promote the value of local food
  • Educates students about sustainable agriculture and the positive impact it has on the environment, local economy and communities
  • Provides a new distribution opportunity for local farmers and producers in the world of university food service
The GFL project was created by the following team members:
  • The Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society
  • University Dining Services
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln students

A few of our featured GFL producers include Bluestem Farms (Madison, NE), Bluff Valley Farm (Rulo, NE), Common Good Farm (Raymond, NE), North Star Neighbors (Fullerton, NE), Pawnee Pride Meats (Steinauer, NE) and Harvest Home (Waverly, NE).

The GFL program features special monthly meals at Cather/Pound/Neihardt and East Campus Union Dining Centers and incorporates individual GFL menu items on a daily basis. In addition, the Catering Department offers GFL menus and a few GFL items are offered at Abel/Sandoz, Harper and Selleck Dining Centers.

If you have any questions about the GFL Project, contact Pam Edwards, Assistant Director – University Dining Services, at 402-472-9045 or

2015–16 GFL Meal Dates

CPN Dining

Meal Theme
January 21, 2016
Throwback Dinner
February 18, 2016
Vietnamese Dinner
April 27, 2016
Japanese Dinner

East Campus Union Cafe & Grill

Meal Theme
January 26, 2016
Taste of East Campus Catering
February 9, 2016
Mardi Gras Lunch & Dinner
March 17, 2016
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
April 5, 2016
Spring Time BBQ