About the Newsletter

This newsletter contains information about nutrition and eye health, highlights farmers markets, and features a delicious watermelon salad recipe. 

Should we really eat our carrots for good eye health?

By Natalie Mazzullo, M.Ed.

Natalie Mazzullo is the associate director for Nevada Geriatric Education Center at the School of Medicine and the coordinator for Extension’s healthy aging engagement at the University of Nevada, Reno.

National Farmers Market Week

Eye health, it’s important!

There are many things that improve our chances of healthy vision for a lifetime. One of those things is a healthy diet:

Watermelon Corn Feta Salad 

Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which is linked to healthy eyes, heart health, and protection against certain types of cancers. With being 92% water, watermelon is a great snack to enjoy for staying hydrated!

Mazzullo, N. 2022, Healthy LIVING while aging! (2022-08) , Extension, University of Nevada Reno, Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 8

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Attracting Vendors and Customers to Rural Farmers Markets
This fact sheet offers strategies to attract and keep vendors and customers at rural farmers markets. Learn more about the vendor focus, increasing customers, the importance of marketing, and plan evaluations through detailed descriptions of each.
Meier, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-18
Developing Farmers’ Market Volunteers (2008)
This fact sheet offers strategies that can be applied to develop and retain a farmers’ market volunteer base. Learn about the importance of recruiting volunteers and the strategies to correctly do so.
Meier, A. 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08-48
Marketing to Farmers’ Markets: Ideas for Market Vendors & Managers in Nevada. Cowee, M.W., K.R. Curtis, and H. Gatzke. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Special Publication, SP-09-10.
Nevada Farmers Market Customer Profiles
Between 1994 and 2008, the number of farmers markets in the U.S. increased by nearly 168 percent, from 1,755 markets to 4,685 (USDA-AMS, 2008). This shows the importance of farmers markets as a direct marketing outlet for agricultural producers.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
farmers market table of produce
SNAP Guide for Nevada Farmers Markets and Direct Marketing Farmers
This comprehensive guide supports farmers markets and farmers in Nevada who currently accept SNAP benefits, and those who would like to join the movement to make local food accessible to SNAP markets.
Miller, A., Moe, J. 2022, Desert Farming Initiative, University of Nevada, Reno, Guides

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