Reno-Tahoe Area Community-Supported Agriculture Programs

Compiled by Stina Fausone
(Listing updated 5/5/15)

What is community-supported agriculture?

Under the CSA system, community members partner with local farms, sharing the benefits and risks of the farms' food production. CSA participants pay in advance to cover costs of farm operations. In return, participants are guaranteed a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly box of produce, meat, flowers, and more. Distribution, delivery, and costs vary between CSAs.

The CSA model is crucial to helping sustain the local food movement because it helps small farmers compete, and it increases their chances of success.

Did you know that, on average, food travels more than 1,500 miles to get to your grocery store? Being part of a CSA not only helps you lead a healthier life and support community farmers, but it helps you reduce your carbon footprint.
In addition, whether certified-organic or not, small-scale agriculture production generally is ecologically conscious. Knowing the hand that feeds you is an integral part of a local food economy. Sign up to partner with a local farm. See our listing, below.

AVAILABLE TO NORTHERN NEVADA RESIDENTS

Fallon Food Hub, Fallon, Nev. 
Order online for pickup at Fallon Food Hub. Products include coffee, dairy, meat, bread, and seasonal vegetables. Details: 775-867-5625, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Fallonfoodhub.com.

Garden Goddess CSA at Mewaldt Organics, Fallon, Nev. 
Includes seasonal vegetables, herbs, flower bouquets, eggs, honey, and seeds. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Mewaldtorganics.com.

GirlFarm, Reno, Nev. 
Boxes are not prepackaged. Subscribers pick from inventory of USDA meats, eggs, seasonal produce, herbs, and fruits through an online store each Tuesday. Details: 775-221-0001, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Polygrarianinstitute.org.

Great Basin Basket CSA, Fallon, Nev. 
Great Basin Basket is a partnership of Nevada farmers whose mission is to provide families with high-quality, seasonal produce grown on local, sustainable farms. Fruit share available, too. Details: 775-867-3750, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Greatbasinbasketcsa.com.

Healthy Communities Coalition, Dayton, Nev. 
Baskets of fresh, organic, Nevada-grown herbs and produce, seasonal vegetables and fruits, local eggs, local cottage foods (jams), natural products, and recipe ideas. Details: 775-246-7550, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Healthycomm.org.

High Altitude Harvest, Quincy, Calif. 
Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, grass-fed beef, fresh bread, fresh eggs, flower bouquets, and yarn. Pickup sites include Quincy, Portola, and Blairsden. Details: 530-616-8882, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Highaltitudeharvest.com.

Holley Family Farms, Dayton, Nev. 
Seasonal vegetables and herbs; beef and pork products when requested. Deliveries available in Dayton and Carson City, or pickups available at farm. Details: 775-721-7806, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Holleyfamilyfarms.com.

Jacobs Family Farm, Gardnerville, Nev. 
Summer CSA from mid-July to October, offering a subscription program for 16 different varieties of berries. Honey, syrup, jams, and frozen berries also available at the farm. Details: 775-782-3023, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Jacobsberries.com.

Ledson’s Family CSA Farm, Camptonville, Calif. 
Includes seasonal vegetables, fresh peppers, and berries. Details: 775-229-5571, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Soilstock.com.

Little Busy Bee Farm, Stagecoach, Nev. 
Seasonal fruits, vegetables, bee pollen and honey, potatoes and seed potatoes, year-round spinach, kale, broccoli, homemade pickles, relishes, and more available for pickup at the farm or at Great Basin Community Food Co-op. Details: 408-561-0363, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Nevadagrown.com/little-busy-bee-farm.

Miss Me Not Farm, Washoe Valley, Nev. Seasonal fruits, vegetables, berries, and herbs. Customers provide their own boxes. They are filled and then picked up at the farm or a drop-off location in Reno, Carson City, or Washoe Valley on prearranged days. Details: 775-338-0173, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Missmenotfarm.com.

Nancy’s Green Barn Farm, Dayton, Nev. 
Two CSAs available during June, July, August, and September. One offers vegetables, the other provides meats (beef, pork, lamb, chicken, rabbit, duck, and goat). Details: 775-246-8456, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Nancysgreenbarnfarm.com.

Pleasant Valley Farms, Reno, Nev. 
Seasonal vegetables and herbs June through October. Nontraditional CSA, meaning there isn’t an upfront cost. Instead, subscribers are asked to make a commitment to purchasing throughout the summer. People can request certain vegetables, if the farm grows them. If customers want to order beef, Holley Family Farms beef will be included in CSA box. Details: 775-848-7960, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Nevadagrown.com/pleasant-valley-farm.

AVAILABLE TO LAKE TAHOE/TRUCKEE RESIDENTS

Mountain Bounty Farm, Nevada City, Calif. 
Year-round CSA offering vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Also services Reno. Lake Tahoe drop locations: South Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove, Kings Beach, and Tahoe City). Details: 530-292-3776, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Mountainbountyfarm.com.

Siren Fish Co., Santa Rosa (sourced from Bodega Bay and Fort Bragg and delivered in Truckee and Tahoe City), Calif. 
Sustainable seafood, meat, and milk CSA that offers home delivery to those not directly in the area of Truckee and Tahoe City. One-day ground shipping to Reno area and anywhere around the lake. Contact directly if outside the areas listed and Siren will try to accommodate. Details: 707-925-FISH (3474), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Sirenfish.com.

Stone House Ranch, Chilcoot, Calif. 
Raw milk, milk-fed pork, grass-fed beef. Order online or by phone. Details: 775-351-7000, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Stonehouseranch.com.

Tahoe Food Hub, Alpine Meadows, Calif. 
Tahoe Food Hub provides a B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Box Program), which gives business employees and neighborhood community members access to more than 25 local farms. You pick what goes in the box each week from a variety of sustainably grown fruits and veggies, pay weekly (not in advance), can skip weeks, and can enjoy easy drop-off and pick-up options. Details: 530-562-7150, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Tahoefoodhub.org.

The Good Earth Movement, Placerville, Calif. 
Year-round CSA offering fresh herbs and herbal products, including tinctures, vinegars, honeys, scrubs, oils, and salves. Details: 530-303-3755, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Goodearthmovement.com.

The Natural Trading Co., Newcastle, Calif. 
Seasonal assorted vegetables, eggs, wheatgrass, pea shoots, sunflower greens, and pastured, organic heritage turkeys. Details: 916-409-9440, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.Naturaltradingco.com.

 

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