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What's Happening August 17th & 19th

Posted on August 11th, 2021 by Kelli Kelly

Greetings Farm Fan- 

This week has been quite eventful for us at the Fallon Food Hub!  Today, we hosted a roundtable discussion with a room full of Nevada agricultural producers and Nevada state Treasurer Zach Conine.  This meeting was a stop along the Nevada Recovers listening tour that the Treasurer and Governor are conducting to solicit community ideas for the utilization of American Recovery Plan funds.  Treasurer Conine explained this infusion of funding as a "once in a generation" opportunity to fix systemic problems in Nevada in order to make this an even more amazing place to live!

We were asked to organize this event on behalf of the state team and decided to solicit participation from 3 different groups of producers: young farmers, farmers who grow food for people, and people who work at the intersection of agriculture and food security.  

It was a compelling conversation; focused on what real, meaningful change would look like within our food system.  The food system in question is one that YOU are also a part of!  If you would like to be a part of helping us improve our regional food system and create a better environment for Nevada agricultural producers, here's how to help:

Go to 

Complete the survey identifying your priorities and ideas for projects

Include suggestions for agricultural projects in your feedback (some ideas include: food hub facilities for support of Nevada farmers for post-harvest handling, aggregation, and distribution of produce and products; more USDA meat processing infrastructure; prioritizing water for agriculture and improving infrastructure on water delivery; improving agricultural education including a curriculum-based accredited program at UNR; access to capital for young farmers to acquire land for farming)

If you would like more specific information about the issues that were raised by our farmer partners and potential solutions, please let me know and I will be happy to send you the resources that we shared with our state electeds including survey results from all of our participants.

The more members of our local food community who suggest projects like "a permanent, dedicated facility for the Fallon Food Hub," the more state leadership will take notice!



Starting this next week (August 17th) our pickups in Fernley will be at Summit Funding.  Shari and Kaylee at Summit Funding are so excited to be hosting our pickup in their conference room!  They are located at 1044 Inglewood Drive, Building H. Suite 204.  The location information has been updated on the Harvie farm website and will be reflected on your account if you are a Fernley subscriber!

Fruit Bread of the Week

It's LEMON WEEK everyone!  Lemon week is just about everyone's favorite week (except for maybe the bakers who get a little worn out from zesting lemons)!  Our bread selection includes Lemon Raspberry, Lemon Lavender (with white chocolate), and Lemon Poppyseed.  Because we are in the middle of Squashageddon, we are also offering a limited amount of Zucchini, Zucchini Nut, and Zucchini Chocolate Chip #SoMuchSquash.

Coffee of the Week

We are wrapping up the second week of Guatemala El Regalito.  I sent out a ton of information about the coffee plantation where el Regalito is grown and processed last week (if you missed it, check it out HERE).  But I missed telling you about the tasting notes.

Guatemalan beans are often smooth and rich, and this coffee is no exception. It has an incredible dark chocolate-almond flavor with a subtle fruit finish. The dark chocolate and almond pairs perfectly with its creamy body and juicy honeycrisp apple vibrancy. It produces an almost syrupy cup of coffee perfect for espresso or a French press. 

Produce Update

This week we have a variety of delicious fruit available including California Grapes (Ruby Red and Black Marroo), Nevada Grapes (Thompson Seedless Green), assorted Nevada Plums (Satsuma, Shiro and Santa Rosa), freestone Elberta peaches, and all the melons.

New this week, we have Mixed hot peppers from Two Ravens Farm.  These spicy little numbers range on the heat scale from Jalapenos to Habaneros.  This is just the beginning of the hot pepper season (the even hotter varieties are coming in a few weeks)--portions this week are a mixed pint.  Later in the year we will offer larger portions if you are interested in making fermented hot sauce!

 Finally - we have our first listing of jalapeno peppers, lunchbox peppers, and small wonder.  The Small Wonder is an early winter variety (WINTER VARIETY) that is basically a personal size spaghetti squash!  

Thank you for your support of Nevada Farmers!