Kasey Crispin is an owner and operator of both Prema Farms, a local hand-scale farm located just outside of Reno, and the Riverside Farmer's Market, a year-round farmers market at the McKinley Arts Center on the Truckee River just outside of Downtown Reno.
On this episode of Renoites, the first in Season 3, Conor and Kasey talk about what it was like starting a farm and learning about the challenges of growing in the high desert, starting a family and living in a tiny home on the farm, the health and environmental benefits of local farms compared to Big Agriculture, how to develop healthy soil to become less reliant on artificial fertilizers and pesticides, and much more.
We also talk about the Riverside Farmers Market and its central role in creating a consistent "gathering place" for Reno residents and visitors to run into each other and meet their local farmers, artisans and craftspeople. The Riverside Farmers Market has experimented with larger events with more vendors and expanding their footprint to include Riverside Drive, including a local food faire last year and a supersized Mother's Day event this year on Saturday May 7.
Visit the Riverside Farmers Market every Saturday Morning (October through May) or Thursday Evening (June through September) at the McKinley Arts Center.
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