Friday, September 19, 2014

AREA CSAs

Reno-Tahoe Area Community-Supported Agriculture Programs
Compiled by Erin Meyering
(Listing updated 5/15/14)

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

Custom Gardens Organic Farm & CSA,
 Silver Springs, Nev.
775-577-2069, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
 www.customgardens-organic-farm.com, http://www.localharvest.org/custom-gardens-organic-produce-farm-and-csa-M630  Seasonal veggies and fruit

Garden Goddess CSA @ Mewaldt Organics
, Fallon, Nev.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.mewaldtorganics.com
Seasonal veggies, herbs, flower bouquet, eggs, honey, and seeds

Great Basin Basket CSA, 
Fallon, Nev.
775-867-3750,
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 www.greatbasinbasket.com
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.

The Greenhouse Project, Carson City High School, Carson, Nev.
775-335-9452, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fresh, seasonal produce to be picked up at the high school every Thursday from June 5 – Oct. 16.

High Altitude Harvest
530-616-8882, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.highaltitudeharvest.com
Bounty comes from Plumas County, Calif., farmers with pickup sites in Quincy, Portola, and Graeagle. Fresh veggies, fruits, and herbs

Holley Family Farms, Dayton, Nev.
775-721-7806,
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 www.holleyfamilyfarms.com
Seasonal veggies as well as beef and honey

Ledson's Family CSA Farm
, Camptonville, Calif.
775-229-5571,
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.soilstock.com  
Seasonal veggies, fresh peppers, and berries

Nancy's Green Barn Farm
, Dayton, Nev.
775-246-8456, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
 www.nancysgreenbarnfarm.com 
Seasonal veggies, eggs, and meat

Personal Farmer Program (Grow for Me Sustainable Farm/GirlFarm)
Reno, Nev.
775-221-0001,
 www.girlfarm.org
Seasonal veggies, eggs, pork, lamb, beef, and turkey

Salisha's Delicious
, Fallon, Nev.
775-835-9054, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
 www.salishasdelicious.yolasite.com 
Seasonal organic veggies, fruits, eggs, and herbs

Sierra Edibles
, Wellington, Nev.
775-465-2810, 
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.sierraedibles.com
Seasonal veggies, mushrooms, herbs, and honey

Trails End Farm
, Janesville, Calif.
530-253-2809, www.trailsendfarm.org 
Seasonal veggies, eggs, and pasture-raised chicken

AVAILABLE TO LAKE TAHOE/TRUCKEE RESIDENTS

Mountain Bounty Farm, 
Nevada City, Calif.
530-292-3776, 
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www.mountainbountyfarm.com
Year-round CSA offering vegetables, fruit, and flowers
(also services Reno)

Natural Trading Company, 
Newcastle, Calif.
916-409-9440, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
 www.naturaltradingco.com
Seasonal assorted veggies, eggs, wheatgrass, pea shoots, sunflower greens, and pastured, organic, heritage turkey

MEAT & MILK CSA

Sierra Foothills Meat Buyers Club
, Penryn, Calif.
916-663-3990, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,
 www.sinclairfamilyfarm.net
Beef, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs, and honey; with cheese, coffee, and jams from other local producers

Stone House Ranch
, Chilcoot, Calif.
775-351-7000,
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.stonehouseranch.com
Raw Milk, milk-fed pork, grass-fed beef

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