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October 31, 2012
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Fresh Ideas: Potatoes, pumpkins, squash and trees

When I moved to Nevada, locally grown food was hard to come by. I remember seeing hearts o’ gold melons in Raley’s 20 years ago, and when the produce manager told me they were grown in Fallon, I was amazed. Not much was grown for the local market in Northern Nevada back then.That was not always the case. Agricultural products produced in Nevada in early 20th century included flour, potatoes, butter, cheese, milk and beef, fresh vegetables, berries, apples and peaches. This was back when local farmers grew food to supply Nevada’s mining boomtowns. But as boomtowns went bust and …

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