There are so many opportunities to purchase quality products from local producers that surround the greater Reno area. This year FtA has used local vendors for a wide range of our food needs.
Vendors Used by Feed the Artists in 2011
- Bonanza Produce
- Great Basin Community Food Co-Op
- Hungry Mother Organics
- Lattin Farms
- Nevada Sea Food Company
- Reno Egg
- River School
- Sierra Edibles Gourmet Mushrooms
- Sierra Gold
- Sierra Meat & Seafood
- Sierra Valley Farms
- Spanish Spring Greens
- Trimmer Outpost
When en route to Burning Man, we hope that many of you will purchase fresh, quality products from local producers and vendors as well. FtA is providing this list of local resources around the Reno- Tahoe area, including the contact information for various farms, ways to secure local products, as well as information about when and where you can find farmer’s markets in the area.
Probably the two easiest ways to secure local product is through the Great Basin Community Food Co-op or through a farmers’ market.
Most the producers on this resource list sell through the Great Basin Community Co-op. The co-op offers ‘one stop shopping’ if you plan on buying from multiple producers. You can call the farms ahead of time and place your order and it will be waiting for you to pick it up at the Co-op. This enables you to place specific orders to meet your product and quantity needs.
Another option is visit one of the many farmers’ markets in the Reno-Tahoe area. Local farmers’ markets offer fresh vegetables, flowers, locally prepared foods and specialty items. With numerous markets throughout the region, you can find a market every day of the week.
Great Basin Community Food Co-op
542 ½ Plumas St. Reno, NV 89509 775-324-6133 greatbasinfood.coop
The co-op is open to the public and provides access to local produce, bulk food, health and beauty items, and special orders. Membership is $15 and advantages are that it enables you to place bulk and special orders, as well as provides a 10% discount on in-store products. Membership would be required if you plan to place orders with local growers and pick them up at the co-op. However, the co-op does honor other co-op memberships. You are welcome to shop at the co-op without the membership and most first time shoppers are provided a one-time opportunity to enjoy the membership discount of 10%.
2011 Farmers’ Market Schedule
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Romano’s Farmers’ Market at Sierra Valley Farms, 1329 County Road A23.
CARSON CITY, NEV.
Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Third and Curry street parking lot.
Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. June 8 through Aug. 31 at Carson Farmers’ Market, Pony Express Pavilion at Mills Park, Hwy. 50, west of North Saliman Road.
Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Community Roots Nursery, Hwy 50 and Second Avenue. You’ll find only local Nevada farmers this year.
Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gold Street.
Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 1 through Aug 31 at Lampe Park, 1325 Waterloo Lane.
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plant It Nursery, 1346 Centerville Lane. There will be produce, in season fruit, and other edible items grown by local backyard farmers.
INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of the Village Market, 770 Mays Boulevard, Suite 2.
Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m.at 464-440 Church St. (between Artisan Coffee and The Pizza Factory).
KINGS BEACH, CALIF.
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Hwy. 28 at Bear Street. Park along the street or pay $8 for parking in the lot.
Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. at 825 Broadway.
Sundays from 2 to 7 p.m. at 3200 Highway 50 (in the Downtown Café/Divided Sky parking lot)
Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at Esmeralda Avenue in downtown Minden.
Thursdays from 5 p.m. to dusk from on Church and Main streets.
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at California Avenue Market, Reno Village Shopping Center at California Avenue and Booth Street.
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Summit Shopping Mall.
Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Grove at South Creek, 95 Foothill Road, at South Virginia Street.
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Summit, South Virginia Street and Mount Rose Highway. Square Way.
Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarack Junction Casino, 13101 S. Virginia St.
Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. from at Garden Shop Nursery, 3636 Mayberry Drive.
SILVER SPRINGS, NEV.
Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Custom Gardens Organic Farm at 3701 Elm St. SOUTH
LAKE TAHOE, CALIF.
Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Legion Hall Parking Lot, 2732 South Lake Tahoe Blvd. (Hwy 50).
SPARKS, NEV. * Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 1231 Pyramid Way.
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road
TAHOE CITY, CALIF.
Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tahoe City Farmers’ Market, Commons Beach at Commons Beach Road and North Lake Boulevard.
Mondays from 4 p.m. to dusk from on Main Street at Pocket Park.
Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Truckee Farmers’ Market, Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, half a mile south of downtown Truckee, off Hwy. 267.
VIRGINIA CITY, NEV.
Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Miners Park (next to the Senior Center).
Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at 151 W. McArthur St.
LOCAL GROWERS, PRODUCERS & VENDORS
Hungry Mother Organics 3190 Hwy 395, N. Minden, NV 775- 267-3084 hungrymotherorganics.com Hungry Mother Organics grows certified organic produce in the dusty high desert of Nevada. Products available are: carrots, lettuce, squash, broccoli, kale, cabbage, collard greens and eggs. Ways to Purchase: * Place an order with the farm and pick it up at the co-op in Reno * Farmers’ markets: Carson City, NV * Farmstand: 3190 Hwy 395, N. Minden, NV (2 miles south of Carson City, across the street from Silver City RV Park) * Whole Foods in Reno
Lattin Farms 1955 McLean Rd, Fallon, NV 866-638-6293 or email@example.com The Lattin Family has been farming the Lahontan Valley for five generations. Bill’s son Rick, and his wife BAnn Lattin moved onto the family farm in 1977.
Lattin Farms has been selling produce since the mid-50s. Since 1977, the family has pioneered the production of red raspberries in Nevada and the Old-Fashioned Roadside Produce Stand has been in operation since 1989. Surprisingly, the warm desert days and cool, high-altitude night allow the full flavor of fruits like berries and melons to thrive. Such conditions have made the Fallon area regionally famous for the Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe, which has an unparalleled sweetness.
The Lattins believe their purpose has extended beyond farming, and the Lattins transitioned the farm to certified organic produce and crops. Additionally, they share their on-farm experiences with the
local community through education, enrichment, and most of all, fun.
Available products: Tomatoes, corn, melon, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers & more, as well as bakery items (fruit & yeast breads) and jams & jellies. Ways to purchase:
Call or email for bulk and special orders.
Orders can be delivered to the Co-op in Reno or picked up at the farm in Fallon.
Farmers markets: Tuesday Sparks Methodist Church (Pyramid & Oddie, Sparks), Summit (South Reno), Thursday Sparks Hometowne (Victorian Square, Sparks), Saturday Booth & California St, Summit (South Reno) & Carson City
Pioneer Farms 9525 Pioneer Way Fallon, Nevada 89406 firstname.lastname@example.org Pioneer Farms available products are: tomatoes, watermelons and cantaloupe. Ways to Purchase:
Place an order with the farm and pick it up at the co-op in Reno
Farmers’ markets: Summit market in Reno & the California Street market in Reno, NV
River School Farm 7777 White Fir Street Reno, NV 89523 775-747-2222 riverschool.info
Sierra Edibles Gourmet Mushrooms 263 Artesia Road Wellington, NV 89444 775-465-2810 www.sierraedibles.com 775-465-2810 email@example.com Sierra Edibles has gourmet, oyster mushrooms. Their quality natural product is from a family-run farm and can be found in fine restaurants in the Reno-Tahoe area. Ways to Purchase:
Direct from the grower
Place an order with the grower and pick it up the at the co-op in Reno
Farmers’ markets: Lampe Park in Gardnerville, NV, 3rd & Curry in Carson City, NV, Southmeadows Parkway & South Virginia, Reno, NV
Wholefoods in Reno, NV
Spanish Springs Greens Sparks, NV Facebook.firstname.lastname@example.org 775-830-9682
Small sustainable farm practices that produce 30 varieties of tomatoes including heirlooms, eggplant, squash, melons, cucumbers, lettuces, onions and strawberries. Ways to Purchase: Place an order with the farm and pick it at the co-op in Reno
Sierra Valley Farms 1329 County Road A23 Beckwourth, CA 96129 530-832-0114 Sierravalleyfarms.com Sierra Valley Farms diverse operation includes growing and production of native plants, a wide range of cool-season vegetables and some fruits, micro greens, herbs, wasabi, and value-added condiments. Ways to Purchase:
Place an order with the farms and pick it up at the co-op in Reno
Farmers’ markets: various markets in the Reno-Tahoe area as well as their own farmers’ market in Beckworth, CA
Meat and Seafood
The Reno area also has a variety of vendors that provide a wide range of meat and seafood, including game meats and poultry, bison, and sushi grade seafood. In addition, while the greater area is known for producing quality beef and lamb, there are limited opportunities to buy directly from the producers. We have however listed two ways to buy directly from ranchers that produce grass-fed beef. One sells at two of the farmers markets in Reno and the other has its own small store about an hour south of Reno.
Hole In One Ranch 464-950 Old Cutoff Road Janesville, California 96114 (530) 253-7804 Holeinoneranch.com Located a little over an hour away from Reno, this family owned and operated ranch is near the small town of Janesville in California. Beef cattle are born and raised on grass pasture and finished by grazing natural pasture forages. Beef contains no hormones, antibiotics, animal bi-products, processed or packaged feed. They have a large selection of cuts available at the farmers’ market. Ways to Purchase:
Contact the rancher to place a special order for pick up at the farmers’ market
Farmers’ markets: Summit & Sierra in Reno, NV and California Ave. in Reno, NV
Nevada Sea Food Company 2431 Sutro Street Reno, NV 775-331-7052 nevadaseafoodcompany.com Monday – Friday 7am-3pm Provides a wide range of wholesale seafood products, but is also open to the public. They sell fresh and frozen shellfish and seafood (fillets, portions, wholefish, breaded and sushi). Their website provides pricing and a list of available products. To make sure your product is available and so you
don’t have to wait, you can call in the order and it will be ready for pick up. They take cash or check, no credit cards though.
Sierra Gold Seafood 485 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV email@example.com Monday-Friday 7am-4pm Wholesale prices and conveniently located off 1-80. Sierra Gold Seafood has frozen seafood such as shrimp (various sizes), scallops, mahi, ahi tuna (sushi grade), cod, and more. Cash only. Stop by to see what they have or call ahead to place an order. It’s a quick stop off the highway in route to Black Rock City.
Sierra Meat & Seafood 1330 Capital Blvd., Reno, NV 775-332-4073 (ask for Lorie) sierrameat.com Monday-Thursday 9am -3:30pm (to pick up orders) Sierra Meat & Seafood has a wide variety of fresh and frozen products including natural beef, various free range and organic meat and poultry, a large selection of wild game, bison, specialty sausages, elk and lamb, as well as seafood including sustainably harvested products. Call at least one day ahead and talk to Lorie to place your order for pick up
Trimmer Outpost 2276 Main Street, Genoa, Nevada 89411 775-782-2518 trimmeroutpost.com Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 5 pm All natural grass fed beef from the oldest ranch in Nevada, Ranch One. Ranch One beef is aged to perfection, vacuum packed and quick-frozen to preserve the delicate and unique flavors of grass-fed beef. Trimmer’s Outpost’s steaks are leaner than corn-fed beef, aged longer than supermarket beef and have less moisture, which concentrates the beef flavor and shortens cooking times. Their store is about an hour south of Reno off Hwy 395 and carries a variety of cuts, prices vary per cut per pound. The store also sells a variety of other products including sauces and seasonings, as well as jams and jellies.