Northern Nevada’s farmers, ranchers, chefs and restauranteurs will get a helping hand from higher education institutions as the region’s first farm to table trade meeting comes to Reno.
The NevadaGrown Farm to Table Trade meeting will be held on Monday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the National Automobile Museum, 10 Lake St. in Reno. Cost is $35 for those registering by April 18 and $45 afterward and includes a locally-sourced lunch. Farmers, ranchers, chefs, grocery buyers and distributors are encouraged to attend for a day of speed networking, panel discussions and one-on-one buyer-producer consultations aimed at creating new business opportunities.
Keynote speaker chef Charlie Abowd of Café at Adele’s is a fourth-generation chef who began sourcing local food for his restaurant long before it became trendy. Abowd will also participate in the panel discussions as local farmers, chefs and food distributors discuss challenges and solutions to rebuilding the region’s local food system.
The event is organized and hosted by Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute and the Desert Farming Initiative at University of Nevada, Reno. Both organizations work with local farms and businesses to help expand and diversify Nevada agriculture.