Meet farmers and restaurants from upstream and down for a night of delicious bites and tasty libations. The evening begins with luscious cocktails & wine and ends with new relationships forged and your belly full of locally grown culinary creations. The riverside setting and live music will only brighten the twilight glow on your smile. Come on out and help us cultivate local food in the Truckee River watershed!

cultivEAT! is sold out.

We will be hosting another in the Spring 2014 so keep in touch.

The Deets:

When: 6:00pm (cocktails 6pm – 7pm, food’s on at 7pm sharp) – September 30th, 2013
Where: River School Farm – 7777 White Fir Street, Reno
Who: Bowl, Homage, Death & Taxes, Soupa, Coffeebar, Uncorked, Rawr, Electric Blue Elephant, Ceàgo Vineyard Urban Roots, Earth Alchemy, Lost City Farm, Avanzino Farms, River School Farm and more to come!
Why: Because we want YOU to meet all these amazing folks and show them how much you support all their hard work in growing the local food movement!
How (to get tickets): The event is now sold out. There will not be any tickets available at the door. Come back and join us in Spring 2014 – dates will be announced soon.

Every restaurant and farm will have a smiling face to greet you while you sample the tastings available. There will be 8 tastings in total, both savory and sweet. We hope you all have a chance to meet some of the wonderful people supporting the local food movement! If you don’t already know these folks, check out the all-star  lineup!



RWR-387.13-bwl-LOGORAWR-358.13-FINALBowl & Rawr

Larry Dunning has made food his art. Although formally trained in Vermont at the New England Culinary Institute, Dunning attributes his real education to working in places such as Jardiniere in San Francisco, Mustards in Napa Valley, Plumpjack in Squaw Valley, along with his travels through Europe in which Larry had the opportunity to work next to a few great chefs. Growing up on a family farm in Pennsylvania Dunning understands first hand the importance of hard work, paying attention to the seasons, and the fact that fresh really does make a difference.
But honing a craft requires more than experience and education. It requires imagination and playfulness, an understanding of quality, and a commitment never to cut corners. These are the elements that have carried Larry’s culinary profession into the realm of artistry. His former restaurants include Truffula in Tahoe City and Sezmu in Reno. Currently Larry owns and operates Bowl, Rawr, and is working on a cookbook in collaboration with acclaimed food photographer, Nissa Quanstrom.



Coffeebar is an Italian coffee shop serving organic coffee and espresso, pastries, panini sandwiches, freshly made gelato, handmade European crepes, organic loose leaf tea and chai, Italian sodas and more.

But, more than just a coffee shop, we strive to be a hub for our community: Truckee, California. We are a place where people can come together to share, chat, laugh, relax, work, connect and embrace life; all while enjoying the simple pleasure of a cup of coffee. And we are excited to be opening our 2nd location in Reno, coming in the fall of 2013!



Death &Taxes

Death & Taxes provisions and spirits is a handcrafted cocktail lounge specializing in rare spirits and unique cocktails.


Electric Blue ElephantElectric Blue Elephant

The Electric Blue Elephant is a kitchen on wheels created by a collaboration of minds and hearts in the goal of nourishing people with truly good food;  food that is tasty, complicated, beautiful and full of energy and health benefits. We love good food and the way it makes us feel when we eat it. Our journey has naturally led us to share our love of good food with you.

Sarah Landau has been in the kitchen since she could walk and has worked at many eclectic restaurants in New York, Washington and the Tahoe area. She is passionate about providing food for people who couldn’t previously go out to eat. Kelly Eckel bakes organic whole wheat sourdough and gluten-free teff breads for our sandwiches on the truck and for local retail stores. His wheat breads are made using a sourdough starter instead of active yeast which makes the bread easier to digest, more delicious, and  they stay fresh longer. Katie DiLibero is a certified raw food chef and strives to make the menu come alive with living foods. None of this would be possible without Richard Selden, who had the dream and works day and night to make it our reality. Ram is our resident baby taster. We don’t sell anything that he won’t eat.  All the food is hand made with premium mostly organic and locally sourced ingredients and a heaping spoonful of love of course.



Homage is Reno’s Premier Boutique Bakery, specializing in heirloom pastries, desserts, and the finest espresso and coffee drinks. Every item is handcrafted, true artisan workmanship using only the finest ingredients with no preservatives or artificial flavors. Baking in small batches allows us a certain production flexibility, which means that on a day-to-day basis, there may be some inspired and spontaneous baking going on in our kitchen. Whenever possible we source our ingredients locally and seasonally.



Soupa brings home cooking to the mountain at the Village at Squaw Valley with traditional, slow-cooked soups and hearty, made-from-scratch sandwiches. Perfect for an apres-ski meal or something to nibble on while enjoying the stellar mountain views, Soupa provides a wide selection of excellent, affordable meals. Choose from a variety of delicious soups, tasty salads, or scrumptious sandwiches to satisfy your midday cravings, including quinoa bowls, gluten-free sandwiches, hearty soups, decadent treats, and thirst-quenching drinks.




Uncorked has 3 locations in Squaw Valley, Tahoe City and Truckee. Each wine bar showcases a large selection of limited production wines from around the world.  Tastings and by-the-glass wines change daily.





ceago-logoCeàgo Vinegarden

Ceàgo produces premium world-class wines from estate grown Organic and Biodynamic grapes. Ceago concentrates on sound farming practices using Biodynamic and organic methods which balance the needs of the grape with the capability of the land to produce distinctive, high quality fruit.  The character of the grapes and the taste of our wines must be experienced to be understood and appreciated. We feel that our world class wines are a living testament to our strict but ultimately important farming standards. The vinegarden is located on an 163 acre farm on the northern shore of Clear Lake in Lake County.



Avanzino Farms

Located near the intersection of Rock Blvd and Mill St. Avanzino Farms has been providing produce to the Reno-Sparks area since 1925. The original 42 acres were purchased by Jack and Mina Avanzino and planted in a variety of vegetables. Starting in the early 1950′s, their son George grew the important crops of the time – potatoes and onions. Currently farmed by Doug Avanzino, the remaining 30 acres has returned to growing a variety of row crop vegetables for the local market. These include corn, squash, beets, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes and pumpkins. As the last remaining vegetable farm in Reno, Avanzino Farms stands as a reminder of the areas agricultural past.


Rory Shelly Pea ShootsEarth Alchemy Farm

Earth Alchemy Farm is committed to creating access to local, healthy, organically grown food, medicinal plants and heirloom seeds in the Reno area through urban farming and community participation. We specialize in micro greens and supply over a dozen local restaurants and Great Basin Community Food Co-op.





lost-city-farm-imageLost City Farm

Lost City Farm is a new urban farm in midtown Reno sharing the bounty of its first harvest with cultivEAT!









 River School Farm

The River School Farm is a working farm, landscape development enterprise, educational center and events venue. We are home to a dedicated group of individuals working to demonstrate, teach and advocate for sustainable living practices in the Truckee River watershed. We grow food year round in our gardens and around Reno. We design and construct landscapes that resonate with the high desert environment and create unique food growing spaces for community residents, schools and businesses. Located along the Truckee River, we offer an ideal space for community gatherings and we provide educational opportunities for local schools and students of all ages. We are super excited to host this event on our beautiful meadow along the Truckee River!


urban_roots_stackedUrban Roots

Urban Roots is a nonprofit dedicated to growing healthy minds, bodies & communities. An abandoned lot in Reno became a teaching farm in 2011 that now hosts school programs, continuing education for teachers, community workshops, and extends to school gardens across Washoe County. Additionally, Urban Roots is working with the University of Nevada to support agricultural research and Nevada’s high desert farming community.


cultivEAT! is sold out.
Dates for our Spring 2014 event will be announced soon.

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