The co-op quarterly newsletter has hit the streets!  Plenty of $5 off $10 coupons inside :)
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Place your order with us and have whatever meat, dairy, dry goods, new age beverages, or local organic produce you need delivered directly to your camp in Black Rock City! Contact Nicole at or call 775-393-9194 ASAP to guarantee your camp a well-stocked kitchen all week. #loveyourfarmer #gbcfcdropp #burningman 

Local berries are in from Jacobs Family Berry Farm in Gardnerville, NV. Great on some cereal or ice cream if you can even get them home without scarfing the whole bunch. Good luck with that.  #jacobsberryfarm #loveyourfarmer

Mid Year Finances are in...check out the August Newsletter for more info & action packed articles!

The GBCFC Edible Landscape is going off! The last of the razzies are ripening and the nectarines have all been devoured seemingly overnight, but there's all kinds of rad new things popping up. Sunflowers, grapes, peaches, apples, cabbage, tomatoes, and what appears to be some sort of corn - no ghostly baseball players have been spotted yet but we will keep you posted.
#gardensnotlawns #loveyourco-op #goingoff #ifyoubuildit #chowtime


Is the NON GMO movement both misleading consumers and diluting the organic movement…or is it providing greater product awareness and affordability?  This debate is a passionate one indeed and SHOULD be had given the world of difference that it takes to produce ORGANIC FOOD vs. NON GMO FOOD.  Our quarterly newsletter hit the streets this week and the feedback has already started to pour in.  One member (who we applaud both for speaking up and caring enough to do so) wrote us a well researched letter stating that the article that we published on our co-op’s yellow NON GMO tags was misleading.  

In her words: “My chagrin with your take on GMOs is the following: it's misleading. It's misleading to tell a consumer that a non-GMO project verified product is inherently better. A commodity product that has been grown from non-GMO seed can still have a slew of pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, etc. thrown on them and still qualify for the label…(continued) I hold the view that non-GMOs are already's called Organic. Not enough consumers know that all Organic products are inherently non-GMO. I think that this rallying cry around labeling GMOs has actually taken away from the Organic movement - it confuses the average consumer. I think a better course of action, though unpopular, is to promote your organic (and local!) products and farmers. If you're telling consumers that supporting non-GMOs is supporting a model that utilizes fewer pesticides/herbicides, etc., it's just not true (I'm sure sometimes it is, but not as a rule).”

Well put!  NPR published an article (link below) this week questioning the very same issue.  It asked whether or not the NON GMO movement is actually hurting organic farmers and producers.  Most of us at the co-op think that NON GMO food production has a lot of the same negative environmental implications and human health factors (both for workers and those consuming the products) since it’s still okay to dump on the chemicals as long as the seed hasn’t been genetically altered!  However, we are a member-owned co-op and we like to let YOU decide what we carry by voting with your dollars.  Here’s another thought, tell us what you think about this issue???

Meet the 2016 Board Candidates!  Click on each person to learn more.

Kristen Jaskulski:

"Building the community through proper nutrition and the availability of local and sustainability sourced foods is my number one objective.  I believe the co-op would benefit from my passion, and I would gain an tremendous amount of knowledge by being on the board and surrounded by the talent already involved."

Jacob O'Farrell:

"I grew up in the farming community and work in agriculture full time now. I'd love a chance to be on the Board for the GBCFC as a voice for farmers, helping to pave the road for the Co-op's bright future." 

Arnold Carbone:

"The Great Basin Community Food Coop supports local farmers and as a farmer and entrepreneur I want to support the growth of the Co-op”

Dominic Martin:

“Serving on the board is a great way for me to connect with my community. I love being able to share my skill set with a cause my heart can get behind. And I get to hang out with some innovative leaders in the community.”​

Thank you everyone for your generous Rounding Up for Food Justice at the register this past month!  We totaled over $1,400 in pocket change, which will help to fund another 10 participants for 6 weeks into the Round Up Program.  Each participant gets $20 a week to use towards organic fruits and vegetables and participation in our weekly nutrition series where we use a rice cooker to prepare each meal.  Last week we learned how to make chickpeas in a rice cooker!  #roundupforfoodjustice #roundup 

Shout out to The Hub Coffee Roasters, one of our most frequent and enthusiastic DROPP shoppers. The Hub's Tea Bar & Eatery (right next door to their main coffee shop on Riverside Drive) hosts a Sunday brunch featuring DROPP Quiche, made with local organic squash from Lattin Farms in Fallon, NV and local organic eggs from Hungry Mother Organics in Minden, NV. 

Visit for more information about partnering with GBCFC to source local organic produce for your restaurant, bar, or coffee shop. #loveyourfarmer

Three Trees almond milk does not use gums, stabilizers, or carageenan. In fact, their unsweetened almond milk has two ingredients: water and organic almonds. They proudly announce on their webpage that they use 23 almonds per cup of almond milk, which equates to almost 100 almonds in their 34oz bottle!

Curious how that compares to other brands, we started to do some research. The other brands don't list any information about this on their webpages. So, we reached out to some major producers and asked them how many almonds are in each cup of their almond milk. Their response? It's a proprietary secret, and they can't share. We dug deeper, and discovered that in the UK, food labeling laws require them to disclose ingredients as a percentage of the whole, and almonds are 2% of the Almond Breeze brand almond milk. Take 2% of a 34 oz bottle and you get 0.68 oz. An almond weighs an average of 1.2 grams, which means a 34 oz bottle contains about 16 almonds, or a measly 3.8 almonds per cup! 

Compare this with the 23 per cup from Three Trees and you get an almond milk with six times the almonds of the typical "naturally flavored almond-like beverage" like Almond Breeze. Oh, and they're organic almonds.

And, we can tell you from experience, it tastes six times better as well :)
Dropp it Like its Local

From the archives:  Mark Estee, avid supporter of local food and the co-op... watch him DROPP knowledge long before it was hip or easy.  This video is from several years ago but his passion still runs steady today.  You can see (below) and taste that demonstrated at Liberty Exchange  Now open every day from 11am - 9pm at 100 N. Sierra St. Reno, NV 89501.

Mark Estee and Stefanie Teeter of Liberty Exchange continue to raise the Reno food bar...check out this LOCAL LOCAL LOCAL DROPP salad!

Cantaloupe, Radish and Watermelon from Lattin Farms (Fallon, NV)
Beets from Snyder Family Farms (Yerington, NV)
Edible flowers from River School Farm (Reno, NV)
Queso from Sand Hill Dairy (Fallon, NV)
Peaches from Sweet Farm (Fallon, NV)
Yellow Squash & Zucchini from NV Fresh Pak (Yerington, NV)
Drizzled with their homemade  Peach Vinaigrette with Sweet Farm (Fallon, NV) Cooking Peaches.  

Come join us tomorrow night!  Jacob Nachel, the co-op's Local Food & Sustainability Coordinator, will be presenting as the Bill Nye of Fermentation.  RSVP required.

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