"Love Your Farmer" dinner celebrates local food

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Updated: 6/16/2014 11:42 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- It's no secret that the food scene is booming here in the “Biggest Little City.” It seems like nowadays there’s a new restaurant opening up on every corner. While many of us get the chance to sit at one of these fine dining establishments and enjoy a taste of local cuisine, a dinner at CAMPO Monday night was all about the farmers who make these meals possible.

Rob Holley spend most of his days on his Dayton, NV farm. He spends his days harvesting and producing meet and produce that he sells to local restaurants and larger wholesalers.

Tonight, the tables turned, and Rob alongside dozens of other local farmers had a chance to sit and enjoy the fruits of their labor at the annual “Love Your Farmer” dinner help at CAMPO in the Riverwalk district.

The dinner was a great opportunity to pamper some of our areas beloved farmers with great food and gifts. It also provided a productive forum where everyone involved was able to talk about how to better meet our community’s need for local, sustainable food.

“Now with the local food industry and the local food movement really taking hold people want a good wholesome local product,” says Holley.

The meal served was created using food and products sourced by the farmers themselves, and was a way for those who utilize the farmers goods on a daily basis to say, “Thanks”.

“I'm blessed to have so many farmers here tonight and everyone who supports me and I support them, and they're happy to have a restaurant be so committed to what they do,” say Natalie Sellers, owner of 4th Street Bistro.

Sellers says she’s committed to buying local and organic products whenever possible.

“If the farmers say this is how much things cost, then I say fine. And then i give them a few more dollars.”

To learn more about the Great Basin Comunity Food Co-op click here

If you're interested in participating in the DROPP program and how you can source local produce, click here.

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