2nd Annual Love Your Farmer Dinner and other updates

In mid-February the GBCFC will be hosting its 2nd Annual Love Your Farmer Dinner for all of the current local farmers and producers who supply the co-op.  Last Year’s dinner was a huge success in that we probably had the most amount of Northern Nevada farmers in one room,  at one time,  talking about the upcoming growing season.  The dinner was a great opportunity to pamper our beloved farmers with great food and  kind gifts.  It also provided a productive  forum where everyone involved was able to talk about how we can better meet our community’s need for local, sustainable food.

This year we need all of our members to think of a simple way that they can thank our lovely farmers.  A gift certificate, a homemade candle, a homemade mixed CD, movie passes, hand made scarves or hats, etc.  We have approx. 50 farmers and local producers who will be attending the February event.  If you are interested in providing a gift or card or a token of your appreciation please e-mail info@greatbasinfood.coop or drop it off at the co-op office (next door to the co-op) by Saturday February 11, 2011.

Wait, it gets even better…

Project Moonshine is currently accepting applications from local high school students for the upcoming program in 2011, which includes a documentary on local food production and sustainability.  This will be a hands-on, educational documentary video production program that chronicles a year in the life of local Northern Nevada farmers.   There is no cost to participate in Project Moonshine, but acceptance is competitive.

Project Moonshine is a non-profit organization designed to teach filmmaking skills to students by providing opportunities to document important events happening in their community. Started in 2006, Project Moonshine has made documentaries on a variety of subjects including Sonic Youth, Califone, Mount Eerie, Orchestra Baobab, Tour de Nez, Artown, Nevada Beekeepers and Dada Motel…READ MORE

All of you Raw food enthusiasts be sure to check out Naturally Nana’s Raw food class on January 29th from 1-3pm at ST PAULS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH –1660 GRANDSVIEW AVE– RENO, NV 89503 (this one is a Christian based class, called Your Health According to the Scriptures…. PLEASE RSVP (a must–gotta know how many snacks to make! :) lrevlin123@yahoo.com or call 747-3542/247-5014.

Also, the wonderful FREEMAN’s natural & organic meat and vegan hot dog shop (right around the corner from the co-op) has started serving fresh organic juice! The carrot, apple, ginger juice is scrumptious :)

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