Tunnel Protection

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!

Research at Work

Two University of Nevada, Reno students are using our farm as the place for their graduate research. Sonia Heckler and Bonnie Wood are installing weather stations both inside and outside the hoop houses in order to study microclimates and water usage. The projects will start at the DFI and expand… Continue Reading Research at Work

GAP Audit

We received our GAP Food Safety Audit this week. Ashley Jeppson from the Nevada Department of Agriculture came by to review our materials and inspect our site. For questions on GAP documents and audits, visit our GAP page to view our SOP and video.

Field Day!

Come join us at Nevada Field Day, September 26th from 9am-2pm. You can get an up-close look at our hoop houses and buy our Nevada vegetables at the farm stand!

Meet Our Intern

Our new UNR intern, Bruce Martin, is gaining valuable insight on hoop house production. He has learned to harvest an assorted number of vegetables and box them according to GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) procedures. We asked how he likes his new job, he said, “I certainly have an appreciation for… Continue Reading Meet Our Intern