Nevada business selected as Good Food Award recipient

Desert Oasis Teff & Grain selected as 2022 winner


Ciara Ressel
Public Information Officer II
Sparks, Nev. - January 20, 2022

Desert Oasis Teff & Grain, a Nevada food and agriculture business, was selected as a 2022 Good Food Award winner. The Good Food Awards are presented annually by the Good Food Foundation to highlight those that make quality food with social and environmental excellence in mind. 

“Being a life-long Nevada resident, this award is both humbling and validating,” said Desert Oasis Teff & Grain owner John Getto. “It validates farmers like myself trying new crops and using new farming practices to produce the best quality brown teff available. Teff is not known as a U.S. grown crop and this puts the U.S. and Nevada on the map as a top teff producer. I am beyond proud to be a 2022 Good Food Award winner.”

Desert Oasis Teff & Grain has been working with the NevadaDepartment of Agriculture (NDA) to expand their business and economic impact. They were nominated for their innovative agricultural practices, dedication to a unique product and community engagement.

“We are so proud to see Desert Oasis recognized with a Good Food Award,” said NDA Director Jennifer Ott. “The diversity of food and beverage products produced and manufactured in Nevada are being recognized among the top products in the nation, which continues to expand the economic impact and bring awareness to Nevada’s food, agriculture and beverage industries.”

The 2022 winners will be honored at the Good Food Awards Ceremony on Friday, March 4, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif. This year’s Good Food Award Winners hail from 39 states and Washington, D.C., and were chosen in a blind tasting from thousands of entries before passing a further sustainability and social responsibility vetting process. Nearly half of the winners are first-time awardees, and the majority are small companies, with more than 80% having an annual budget of $250,000. Previous Nevada recipients have included Hall’s Honey and Magpie Coffee Roasters. Learn more about Desert Oasis Teff & Grain and why they were selected for the 2022 Good Food Award at

About the Nevada Department of Agriculture

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.