Marcia and Steve Litsinger are the owners and operators of Churchill Butte Organics in Lyon County, Nevada. They have lived on their 40 desert acres for over 25 years and have been operating a Certified Organic 30 member CSA since 1998. The Litsinger’s farm is completely off-grid, powered by solar energy and fed by a well and spring located on the property. They cultivate just under an acre of land for organic production using the French-intensive method. For this reason, they consider themselves Market Gardeners, though they are widely known in Northern Nevada for being pioneers in the state’s organic farming community.
Marcia is responsible for the horticulture aspect of the business, as she grows a wide variety of organic vegetables, herbs, native plants, and flowers. Steve operates the marketing, financial, and maintenance side of the business. Together they have worked tirelessly in the community to educate consumers on organic food issues, organic gardening methods, and sustainable living practices. They have participated in school gardens, farmer’s markets, various workshops, and Marcia holds the position of Vice-chair on the Nevada Organic Council. The Litsingers are deeply devoted to organics and work hard contributing to the public’s understanding of sustainable agriculture for the health of the consumer, the environment, and the community.
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Churchill Butte Horticulture Marcia and Steve Litsinger, PO Box 1096, Dayton, NV 89403, grow certified organic produce in hoop houses year round for 30 families on their fully self-sustainable farm. This year, they are growing herbs for us! 775-721-6068