Written and compiled by Natasha Bourlin
Illustrations by Lucy Engelman
(Listing updated 5/20/20)
While modern advances such as Instacart and AmazonFresh have made it easier than ever to think less about where your food comes from, people can connect with their food when they buy it directly from the farmer. There is nothing quite like it.
Community-Supported Agriculture, or CSA, programs are one way to connect with your farmer without picking through the farmers’ market each week. CSAs can take the form of a weekly delivery or pickup that you pay for up front at the beginning of the season, while other programs allow you to choose your frequency and pay as you go.
CSAs are a great way to connect with your local farmers, many of whom include recipe suggestions or farm updates with each delivery. So get connected with the Reno-Tahoe region through a CSA this year.
First Fruits Sustainable Farms
Vegetables, meats, eggs, honey
Pickup and delivery options listed upon purchase.
Great Basin Basket Farm Share at Fallon Food Hub
Vegetables, fruits, herbs
Order online; pickup available in Reno, Sparks, Carson City,
Gardnerville, Fernley, and Fallon.
Jacobs Family Berry Farm
Pick up from the farm.
Lake Tahoe Markets
Fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, honey
Free home delivery to select Lake Tahoe locations; visit website for details.
Tahoe Food Hub
Build your box from more than 50 local farms.
View pickup sites on website.
Custom Gardens Organic Farm
Vegetables, herbs, fruits
CSAs available for volunteers working the farm.
Dayton Valley Aquaponics
Home delivery to most western states.
Community Harvest CSA
Produce, staples, honey, eggs
Pick up at Dayton Community Center every other Wednesday from 3 – 6 p.m.
Blue Basket Organics
Vegetables, fruits, eggs (mostly California produce)
Home delivery on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
Delivers to Reno, Sparks, Spanish Springs, Carson City, and Gardnerville.
Honey, meats, vegetables, fruits, eggs
Pick up from farm. Details on website.
Salad greens, root vegetables, microgreens
Pick up at farm or at Riverside and Tamarack Junction farmers’ markets in Reno.
Pleasant Valley Farm
Call to set up pickup or delivery location.
Find Pleasant Valley Farm on Facebook
Vegetables, fruits, herbs
Pick up in Reno, Sparks, or Truckee.
Stone House Ranch
Sign up for co-op membership to receive milk. Calif. pickup only.
Call 775-351-7000 for details
Miss Me Not Farm
Vegetables, fruits, herbs, berries, eggs
Pick up from the farm or from drop-off locations in Reno, Washoe Valley, or Carson City.
Working CSA membership also available.
OTHER CSAS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/NEVADA
Meats, vegetables, eggs, dairy
Pickup available at Desert Trails Vet Monday – Friday, in Winnemucca.
Kennedy Ranch (Lamoille)
Beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, jellies
Pick up at farm, or delivery available to Reno and Sparks.
Mountain Bounty Farm (Nevada City)
Vegetables, fruits, flowers
Pickup available in Truckee, Tahoe, Reno, and Western Nevada County.
The Natural Trading Co. (Newcastle)
Pickup available in Truckee and Tahoe City.
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