Great Basin Community Food Co-Op
Holley Family Farms
acres in Dayton, NV
42 miles to market
30 miles as the crow flies
Some of the Holley family’s farm land dates back to 1863, when Italian immigrants in the Dayton Valley began growing vegetables to ship to the thousands of residents in the Virginia City Comstock. The ranch has been owned and operated by the Holley Family since 1970, when Cecil Holley returned to his Depression-era, Texas farm boy roots and purchased the property in Dayton, NV. Cecil and his son Bill developed a reputation for raising quality beef cattle and hay. Now 40 years later, Bill’s son Rob and his family (wife Loni, and children Daniel, Caleb, and Anna) have continued the family tradition of raising grass-fed and finished beef cattle, soy-free organically fed pork, USDA organic alfalfa/grass hay, as well as USDA organic vegetables.
Animals are fed USDA organic broken brown rice pieces, USDA organic vegetables, USDA organic alfalfa/grass hay, and raw Jersey milk for pigs. USDA organic alfalfa/grass hay, USDA organic pastures for cattle as well as spend brewery grains from South Lake Tahoe. Seed sources are all non-gmo and are locally sourced whenever possible, with confirmation that the seeds are not gmo and are not treated with fungicides. Pastures are enriched by rotational grazing (passive animal manure), as well as manure generated on the farm from organically-fed animals.