Looking for the best local food co-ops and drink resources in Reno, Tahoe, Truckee, and Nevada? Look no further than edible Reno-Tahoe’s guide! Our comprehensive list highlights some of the most dedicated Reno food co-ops, businesses, and organizations committed to providing clean and fair farm-to-table food.
From farmers’ markets to fungi, our guide covers it all. You’ll learn about sustainable food practices and community events and find links to each business and organization’s website for more information. Join the community in supporting local businesses and enjoying delicious eats and drinks.
So what exactly is the farm-to-table? Rather than buying food from a distributor or a food service, farm-to-table means that restaurants, businesses or consumers are receiving products directly from a farm. Farm-to-table can also refer to farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and food co-ops. This is a great way to to get seasonal fresh food while supporting the local economy. Check out Great Full Gardens, Liberty Food & Wine, and Sage Leaf who offer amazing farm-to-table brunch and happy hours!
Purpose: To promote our local food system and to serve as a sustainable cooperative model for access to wholesome food.
In early 2009, Northern Nevada was in need of a business to increase community access to affordable, sustainable, local, and wholesome food that enriches the health of the local environment and economy. The Great Basin Community Food Co-op was the answer to that need. The Reno food co-op started when a few people got together in a garage and worked together to create the booming business, gathering $4.9 million in annual sales. Customers who had grown to love the fresh food they were able to purchase and take home, as well as enjoy a made-to-order cafe and a fresh salad bar on the second floor of the building. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a closure of the cafe, but the business took the opportunity to renovate the space and add a new coffee bar and public seating.
240 Court St,
Reno, NV 89501
Purpose: To foster the success of sustainable agriculture and to encourage healthy eating for Nevada’s communities through education, support, and promotion.
In 2023, Made in Nevada merged with the longstanding Nevada Grown program, a nonprofit whose mission is to foster the success of sustainable agriculture and to encourage healthy eating in Nevada’s communities through education, support, and promotion. Nevada Grown is now known as Grown in Nevada. This merger allows Nevada Grown member-businesses to access the benefits of the Made in Nevada program, while retaining the benefits of their Nevada Grown membership.
1664 N. Virginia St., MS0032
Reno, NV 89557
775-784-1717 or 775-784-4748
Purpose: To provide access to sustainably grown food from small family farms within 150 miles of North Lake Tahoe. Proceeds from the local food marketplace benefit the community impact programs.
This Truckee food co-op started because of fungi. Mycorrhizal fungi, a beneficial fungus that lives among the roots of a plant in a symbiotic relationship, interested founder of Tahoe Food Hub, Susie Sutphin. If treated organically, mycorrhizal fungi can help plants produce yields equal to or greater than their non-organic counterparts, as well as help plants sequester carbon in the soil, mitigating climate change and creating more drought-tolerant soil. An urge to encourage more farmers to use these practices that foster mycorrhizal fungi led Susie on a two-year-long independent study to learn more about our food system and what she could do to fix it. Years of dedication and research led to the co-op being born and becoming the successful farm-to-table organization it now is.
12116 Chandelle Way, Ste. D (near the Truckee Tahoe Airport)
Truckee, CA 96161
Purpose: To connect our community to the enjoyment of good, clean and fair food by inspiring a self-reliant food culture. Its members educate the community about growing, preparing, and accessing local and sustainable food.
Slow Food Lake Tahoe serves the Lake Tahoe & Truckee communities.
Slow food is good, clean, and fair food. By this we mean that the food we eat should taste good, it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare, or our health, and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work. Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission is to reconnect people to the enjoyment of this type of food, as well as clean and fair goods, and especially to educate the community about their role as co-producers.
Slow Food Lake Tahoe members’ community projects have included a food bank garden, a community garden, compost collection, community skillshares, a salmon-buying club, and more.
PO Box 1351
Truckee, CA 96160
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