Avanzino Farms

Located near the intersection of Rock Blvd and Mill St. Avanzino Farms has been providing produce to the Reno-Sparks area since 1925. The original 42 acres were purchased by Jack and Mina Avanzino and planted in a variety of vegetables. Starting in the early 1950′s, their son George grew the important crops of the time – potatoes and onions. Currently farmed by Doug Avanzino, the remaining 30 acres has returned to growing a variety of row crop vegetables for the local market. These include corn, squash, beets, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes and pumpkins. As the last remaining vegetable farm in Reno, Avanzino Farms stands as a reminder of the areas agricultural past.

Our History

Located near the intersection of Rock Blvd and Mill St. Avanzino Farms has been providing produce to the Reno-Sparks area since 1925. The original 42 acres were purchased by Jack and Mina Avanzino and planted in a variety of vegetables. Starting in the early 1950′s, their son George grew the important crops of the time – potatoes and onions. Currently Farmed by Doug Avanzino, the remaining 30 acres has returned to growing a variety of row crop vegetables for the local market. These include corn, squash, beets, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes and pumpkins. As the last remaining vegetable farm in Reno, Avanzino Farms stands as a reminder of the areas agricultural past.

Sustainability

Cull vegetables are being fed to the cattle herd effectively converting waste to weight on the animals.

Our Training/Background

Todd Rissone Bachelor of Science, College of Agriculture, University of Nevada Certificate in Ecological Horticulture, UC Santa Cruz, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Farming since 1997

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