Shopping Local and with the Season

Shopping Local and with the Season

Today I am taking you all to The Great Basin Community Food Co-op.  When you walk into this little gem, it feels like Christmas.  They have fruits, veggies, dairy, eggs, meats from local farmers, and much more.  I LOVE this place!  Everyone is super friendly, and most of what you would need for the week can be purchased in this one place.

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I approach Farmer’s Markets, Farm Stands, and the GBCFC differently than a regular grocery store.  I don’t bring a list, instead I look at all the gorgeous produce items they have, and I pick out the fruits and veggies that look fresh and full of color.  I bring them home and make a menu around them.

Today, there were some really beautiful orange cherry tomatoes and sweet Romanian peppers from Latin Farms, red bell peppers from Nevada Ag,

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fresh basil and amazing purple garlic from Mewaldt Organics that just came in,

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baby spinach from Nevada Fresh Pak, sweet corn and green cabbage from Pioneer Farms.

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I also picked up a loaf of sour dough bread from Truckee Sourdough Company and some milk and queso cheese from Sandhill Dairy.  Side note:  Sandhill Dairy is located in Fallon, NV and my handsome nephew works for them.

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Lastly, I brought home a gorgeous bouquet of flowers grown by Smith and Smith Farms.  They used dill as a filler, and it smells amazing!!  All this from one place!

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With my bounty, I am going to make Matty G’s Red sauce for spaghetti and Lasagna, Mr. Mike’s Bruschetta, a super yummy corn salsa… which I will be blogging about later this week.  :)

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*The Great Basin Community Food Co-op is located at 240 Court St, Reno, NV 89501.