Thank you to everyone that attended the 2016 Farm to Table Dinner! Despite the rain, it was a huge success and we will plan on having it again next year. We greatly appreciate your efforts in supporting our student interns. Have a wonderful Fall Season!
The University of Nevada, Reno Desert Farming Initiative and Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute are working together to host a Farm to Table Dinner on October 15th. The dinner will be sourced from DFI and Nevada farmers and ranchers and the proceeds will go towards student internships – increasing… Continue Reading Farm to Table Dinner – October 15th
For the last few weeks, the Desert Farming Initiative has been harvesting their Main Station Field for distribution to Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada for hunger relief programs. We are so excited to be part of a partnership that provides fresh vegetable to the community.
We are so grateful for all of the volunteers that show up on a weekly basis to help at DFI! These volunteers helped plant cherry tomatoes at our Main Station field. The cherry tomatoes will be harvested at the end of the summer as part of the Fresh Fruit and… Continue Reading Volunteers at DFI!
Every Thursday starting April 21st through the end of May, DFI will host a Farm Stand at the UNR Main Station property. Farm Stand: 5895 Clean Water Way, Reno Thursdays: 3:30pm-6:00pm There are also DFI fresh vegetables available every day on campus at the Wolf Shop. Come visit us to buy local… Continue Reading Farm Stand at Main Station!
The Desert Farming Initiative has had a great winter season – we couldn’t grow enough greens for Nevada! It is wonderful to see everyone supporting local food. Thank you to our customers! It is spring now and we need to get our hoop houses planted with summer crops. Sarah Krum,… Continue Reading Getting Ready for Summer
The weather has been wacky this year, but we are ready for spring planting! At DFI, one of our greenhouses is dedicated to growing seedlings, not only for our farm, but for other farmers in Northern Nevada as well. As you can tell from the picture, some of our tomato plants… Continue Reading Ready for Spring!
With an average day temperature in the mid-50’s and night temperature close to freezing, our tomatoes are nice and cozy in the greenhouse. We are trying out a determinate variety of tomatoes called BHN-589 for future hoop house planting. So far, the tomatoes are growing to a good size and the few we… Continue Reading Baby, it’s cold outside!
With snow falling and temperatures forecasted to be in the teens, we are protecting our plants to get them through the winter season. In Hoop House #3, we are protecting our arugula not only with the closed hoop house, but also using low tunnels – hoops placed in the ground and covered… Continue Reading Tunnel Protection
As part of a Specialty Crop Block Grant, the DFI is growing 4 varieties of raspberries in a hoop house. They were planted this past spring and we saw a few 1st year berries this week. We anticipate selling raspberries to our customers next year and learning a lot about… Continue Reading Raspberries!