This year, many of us have started to make more conscious decisions regarding how and where we get our food. After a period of empty shelves at the grocery store and limiting trips to restaurants, some have turned to local farmers and ranchers to buy their grocery essentials.
We created our monthly Ranch Boxes to connect our community with local ranchers, farmers, and producers who provide high-quality products. With no memberships and no minimums, you can choose from a variety of local products and order exactly what your family needs.
Purchasing our Ranch Boxes helps keep local resources in agriculture, allowing ranching families to create profitable businesses while helping Douglas County and the surrounding areas to become more self-sustaining with locally produced food.
Currently, we partner with several local producers and we are always looking to add more to our partnership! If you or someone you know might be interested in getting involved in our Ranch Box project, reach out to Karin Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read on to learn about our current lineup of partners and be sure to add some of their products to your next month’s Ranch Box.
Meet Our Ranch Box Producers
Alibi Ale Works
Brewed locally in Incline Village, Alibi Ale Works offers a wide range of frequently rotating beers brewed using pure Lake Tahoe water. Their line-up of beers weaves together traditional European styles, super-fresh hoppy beers, and experimental one-offs that expand your beer horizons.
Alpen Sierra Coffee
Offering a variety of blends and roasts, Alpen Sierra Coffee’s goal is to provide a quality experience in every bean roasted and cup brewed. Serving its first cup of coffee in a historical log cabin on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe in 1991, they since become recognized as a premier roaster of specialty coffees in the Sierra Nevada.
Kennedy Ranch is a fourth-generation family ranch based in the shadow of the beautiful Ruby Mountains. They raise premium beef and poultry in the sunshine, ethically, without chemicals or additives that they simply don’t need, resulting in delicious, pasture-raised, all-natural chicken bursting with flavor and nutrition! These birds were developed in France by and for the discerning chefs there, and do NOT taste like American grocery store chicken. Discover what chicken is SUPPOSED to taste like!
Liberty Food and Wine Exchange
From Chef Mark Estee, an award-winning chef and restaurateur, Liberty Food and Wine Exchange uses quality ingredients from reputable origins and sources that are socially and regionally responsible. They offer homemade charcuterie, meats and cheeses, breads, pastas and other amazing foods to add to your ranch boxes.
With hives placed in the Greater-Reno area, Dayton, and the Sierra Foothills, Misbeehaven Farm offers a variety of infused small batch and hand-poured honeys. Their sweet and spicy jams and jellies pair well with a variety of meats or can be enjoyed over cream cheese and crackers.
Sinclair Family Farm
Established in 1998, Sinclair Family Farm located in Newcastle, California, offers pasture-fed beef, goat, lamb, and pork. As an economically and environmentally profitable business they seek to serve their local community by providing local food, as well as supporting youth to get involved in agriculture. Sinclair Family Farm is owned by Karin Sinclair, who purchased the historic Storke Dairy in Gardnerville this year. She currently pastures cattle at the dairy and will soon have more of her animals grazing on the property.
To order your Ranch Box, visit our online store. Orders close the third Monday of the month and pickup is on the third Thursday. Pickup locations are available in Gardnerville, Carson City, Reno, and South Reno.