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Egg Day Announced at The Orchard

Posted 3/31/2011

Egg producers in Southern Nevada supply tens of thousands of eggs to local consumers each year. To honor our local egg producers the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Orchard in North Las Vegas is sponsoring Egg Day on Saturday, April 16 from 9 am to noon. Chef Ryan Taliaferro, formerly with the Ritz Carlton at Lake Las Vegas, will display egg recipes he created which have been inspired by locally produced eggs combined with other local foods from southern Nevada. A local egg producer will be present to discuss how high-quality, locally produced eggs are superior to other eggs and how buying local eggs supports our local economy. All recipes are simple enough to prepare at home. Reservations are limited to 30 attendees and require a $25 registration fee.

This educational program, conducted by Bob Morris, Cooperative Extension’s horticulturist and The View and Las Vegas Review Journal columnist, is intended to encourage the purchase of locally produced eggs and small-scale egg production in Southern Nevada. The UNCE Orchard is a research and demonstration facility designed to test the suitability of fruit and vegetable varieties and transfer knowledge on production techniques sustainable in our harsh Mojave Desert climate.

For more information and to enroll in the class, contact Morris at or call the Master Gardener helpline at 702-257-5555.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from University of Nevada—and other land-grant universities—to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at .

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