Our Growers - Featuring some of the hardest working, most committed folks around; meet the farmers who contribute to the economic health of Northern Nevada, and make the Fallon Food Hub possible. Below are some of the farms that contribute to Fallon Food Hub. Quality is our number one criteria along with providing as much organically-grown produce as possible. We support small farms using earth-friendly growing practices.
Coblentz Family Farm - Our family started growing several varieties of onions to sell to local people in 2010. As parents, we thought it would be a good way for our kids to learn about business, work, and growing food for the community. As for the kids, they just wanted to earn money. Turns out it’s meeting all our needs! We grow the onions in our own backyard along with the fruits and vegetables we normally grow for our own family.
First Fruits Sustainable Farms - Tim Coverston - We produce and market local, fresh, and sustainable vegetables, eggs, honey, and value added products.
Holley Family Farms, Dayton-In 1970, Cecil Holley returned to his roots as a Depression-era, Texas farm boy when he purchased a cattle and alfalfa ranch in Dayton, Nevada. Forty years later, Cecil’s grandson Rob Holley, along with Rob’s wife Loni and their three children, continue to farm the Holley Ranch to provide locally and organically-produced vegetables.
Lattin Farms - Rick Lattin is a fourth generation farmer, and most of the produce in your basket comes from his certified organic farm in Fallon. Rick is a leader in small farm agriculture sharing his knowledge and resources with other farmers. In addition to the Great Basin Basket CSA, Rick’s farm is host to an on-site cafe/bakery, corn maze and pumpkin patch in the fall, and Growers Market that is open six days a week during harvest season, carrying produce from several local farmers.
Kelley's Canyon Orchard - Nestled in the Snake River Canyon, Kelley’s Canyon Orchard has been family owned and operated for more than 100 years. Our family are caretakers of trees and bring locally grown fruit to folks that enjoy the sweetness of a ripe peach, or the crisp crunch of a fall apple. Get your taste buds ready.
Mewaldt Organics, Fallon – Bill has a PhD in biology and Korena is a Master Gardener. Together they match theory with practical knowledge to offer what they believe is the only sensible way to grow food. Working with nature is always easier and more productive than fighting it. We challenge all sorts of food crops to our local environment and save the seeds of the successful ones to act as parents of the next generation.
NanaDew Herb Farm - Anna and Curtis Bateman - Family owned and operated since 2008 NanaDew Herb Farm grows garden starts, herb plants, flowers and exceptional produce for local farmers markets, restaurants, co-ops and Community Supported Agriculture. Thank you in advance, we look forward to meeting you and growing for you. Our produce is always natural and grown by us as we contribute to our local foodshed.
Peri & Sons Farms ( Nevada Fresh Pak) - With deep roots in farming that took hold over a hundred years ago, third-generation farmer, David Peri, owner of Peri & Sons Farms, and his family still take a heart-felt, hands-on approach to every aspect of growing and selling beautiful onions.
In 1979 at the age of 20, David began farming 100-acres as Peri & Sons Farms. Over the next 35 years he built a reputation around responsibly growing beautiful, fresh premium and organic onions with honesty and integrity.
Today our family farms hundreds of acres of onions each year; selling over 350 million pounds of white, red, yellow and sweet onions throughout the U.S. and across the globe. We understand that growing fresh produce comes with enormous social responsibility and we take that very seriously -- from the very top of the company on down.
Our farm strictly follows non-GMO practices and our years of dedication to food safety has earned us the GFSI/GlobalGAP certification -- a level of certification not many farms are able to achieve.
Peri & Sons Farms is dedicated to creating a healthy farming business that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future because we are committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the community as a whole.
Nevada Fresh Pak: Nevada Fresh Pak is located in Yerington, Nevada in the area known as the Mason Valley within Lyon County. From a young age, David Peri knew that the high-desert climate in this Northern Nevada region would be perfect for farming the types of crops that he was interested in.
In addition to fertile soil, the area is blessed with underground water resources; even so, water is a huge concern and requires constant attention. Our farm has phenomenal supplemental underground wells, so we are able to get through the droughts. We mostly use well-water for our organic vegetables because there are no bacteria in it. Thankfully we have the underground aquifers because they keep us in business.
Pick’n and Grin’n Produce Stand - Ron Peterson - Local producer of farm fresh produce proudly serving Fallon and Northern Nevada. We produce a wide variety of vegetables. Enjoy early season produce such as lettuce, kale, turnips, radishes and beets in the spring. Discover the tastiest varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, watermelon, and other warm season veggies when summer arrives. In the fall, pumpkins and winter squash will round out the season.
Pioneer Farms, Fallon-Scott Goodpasture of Pioneer Farms has been farming in the Fallon area since he was 18 years old. Over the years he has grown a variety of row crops. In the past few years, Pioneer Farms has been steadily adding specialty crops to its list of endeavors, evolving right along with the interest in local food. In the past, Scott has been known for his incredible melons. But now he is making his mark with things such as gigantic beautiful heads of Romaine lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli, just to name a few items.
River Bend Turf, Fallon - This farm is run by Bruce and Barb Lewis. Their families have been in Fallon for several generations. Not only do they grow turf for the surrounding area, but they also grow produce that is included in the baskets such as corn, radishes, and peas.
Sand Hill Dairy - The story of Sand Hill starts off with the vision of a man, his family, a small herd of dedicated cows and the dream to produce the most impossibly fresh dairy creations Northern Nevada has ever tasted. Nearly 11 years ago, the Alves family pursued that vision to bring wholesome, natural and impossibly fresh products to the people of Nevada when they purchased a small dairy farm in Fallon, Nevada. Today, Sand Hill Dairy operates as one of Northern Nevada’s only artisan cheese-makers with over 500 of the finest dairy cows around. At Sand Hill Dairy, we are reinventing freshness. Our milks and cheeses are locally made to be locally enjoyed—and we’re proud of that. Still operating out of Fallon, Nevada, Sand Hill Dairy strives to bring you and your family the most impossibly fresh dairy products available in the area. So, from our dairy to your dinner table, choose Sand Hill Dairy for the best in delicious, natural, wholesome milks and cheeses. Welcome to the dairy, welcome to the Sand Hill Family.
Snyder Onions, Yerington-Mason Valley is one of the premier onion producing areas in the world and Snyder Livestock is the choice onion producer in the valley. We are not the largest onion growers, but our customers will agree that our onions are second to none. This year, we have decided to use our skills to grow produce for the CSA baskets.