Summer Greetings!

Farm Tours

The Co-op will be kicking off this season’s Local Farm Tours on Saturday, Aug. 7. We will meet at the Co-op at 8 a.m. to carpool out to Fontana Farms and Hadji Pauls…two of the Co-op’s local egg producers in Palamino Valley. At Hadji Paul’s farm there will be local pastured frozen chicken and fresh eggs for sale, jams, jellies, salsas, cakes in a jar and more. Bring cash and a cooler if you wish to purchase these goods. At the end of the tour there will be a BBQ for Farmer Joy’s birthday!! Bring a dish to share for the BBQ or sack lunch if you have specific dietary needs. Please RSVP for farm tour: localfood@greatbasinfood.coop

Book Club

Join us the evening of Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. for our first Book Club discussion and Potluck in the Co-op parking lot. Please bring a dish to share and chair. July’s book discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Read More.

Eateries/Restaurants Going Local, Going Organic or Both and Supporting the GBCFC

Congratulations to all of the new local restaurants and organizations who are either going local, going organic or doing both and supporting the co-op!! Here’s what members of the co-op’s Workers’ Collective have to say:

+ Old Granite Street Eatery — “Wow!! Amazing food, open till midnight (in downtown Reno) and they buy from local farms, this is my kind of place. The braised Kale and pots de creme are like being back in the womb…I still want to make it there for a Sunday brunch with fresh OJ mimosas and local eggs from DE ranch in NV”

+ Gastropub 775 — “Very unique menu, lots of organic and local offerings…the mozzarella and organic heirloom tomato salad is exquisite. If you like Basque themed cuisine; artisan sheep cheeses, chorizo, and perfectly prepared lambchop lollipops, come down and try something…oh yeah, did I mention that they have over 180 beautiful beers to choose from?!”

+ Reno Artemisia Outdoor Movie Nights — “Best thing to happen to Reno in a while. We’re riding bikes out there tonight to see MINE, an independent film about New Orleans pets after Hurricane Katrina, looking forward to yummy organic goods they are selling from the Co-op and Pneumatic Diner!”

+ The Ageless Zone Organic Juice and Water Bar — “I stopped in after a long bike ride and was totally refreshed while snacking on a raw creamy almond nut milk smoothie, a carrot ginger juice and some raw “cheesy” kale chips, yum!”

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