NevadaGrown Farmers Market at Reno Earth Day

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Farmers in northern Nevada are celebrating spring with the first farmers market of the year. It will be part of Earth Day events, on Sunday, April 19, 10am-5pm, at Idlewild Park in Reno. The market will feature an assortment of fresh seasonal produce, organics, honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, grass-fed beef, and nursery stock. The popular spring market is in its fourth year at Earth Day.

Nursery stock and gardening information will be a highlight of this year’s spring market. Perennials, vegetable and herb plants, and a variety of garden seeds, all grown in Nevada, will be available from growers, along with lots of good planting advice. Gardeners can learn about red worm composting from Sierra Worm Solutions.

“It’s as fun and as strange as it sounds. You’ll get attached to your red worms,” says Darren Murphey, owner of Sierra Worm Solutions. “Taking care of them becomes fun, and they’re great for the garden.”

Consumers can also learn more about seasonal eating and its benefits. Seasonal produce is picked at peak ripeness, locally grown and freshly harvested. It has higher nutritional content and the best flavor. Farmers markets are one of the best places to discover what’s in season.

“I’ll be bringing lettuce, spinach, asparagus, and maybe carrots”, says Rick Lattin of Lattin Farms. “That is - as long as Mother Nature cooperates!”

For information on Reno Earth Day, visit or call (775) 323-3433. For information on NevadaGrown products, visit or call (775) 351-2551.

Special advertising supplement to the Reno News & Review.