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Truckee’s Dragonfly restaurant to host ‘Know Your Farmer Dinner Series’

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Meet Four Frog Farms' Pablo Wilkins, former desk jockey turned ag man at the "Know Your Farmer Dinner Series" Tuesday.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dragonfly Restaurant and Tahoe Food Hub are pleased to announce the continuation of the "Know Your Farmer Dinner Series," presented at Dragonfly Restaurant in downtown Truckee on select dates throughout the summer.

Join Tahoe Food Hub at Dragonfly Restaurant and meet the farmers who grow our food. Chef Billy McCullough will create a four-course meal, paired with wine, using the seasonal produce of local farms. The series continues on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring produce and conversation from Pablo Wilkins of Four Frog Farm in Grass Valley. A Sierra Nevada native and avid gardener, Wilkins left his desk job in 2009 to pursue a career in farming at Four Frog Farm.

In addition to cultivating fresh produce, Wilkins is studying "permaculture," the concept of moving from dependent consumers to responsible producers, according to http://permacultureprinciples.com. Diners will have the opportunity to meet Wilkins and taste some of the delicious dishes Chef McCullough will create from the Four Frog Farm crop.

"Knowing our farmers reconnects us with our food. And knowing our food increases the value food has in the health of our bodies, the soil and the economy!" said Susie Stuphin, director of the Tahoe Food Hub. "Building a regional and equitable food system is the best way a community can support local agriculture because it opens up new distribution outlets for small farms helping them diversify their business and feed our neighbors."

Tahoe Food Hub is a nonprofit organization building a regional food system in the Truckee-Tahoe region, by taking advantage of its close proximity to year-round food production. Their plan is to increase the availability of nutritious, ecologically grown food, by connecting small farms within 100 miles of the area to restaurants, small grocers, schools and hospitals. A portion of the proceeds from the "Know Your Farmer Series" will be donated to Tahoe Food Hub.

The cost is $42 per person, per event. For reservations call Dragonfly at 530-587-0557 or visit http://www.tahoefoodhub.org for more information.

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Dragonfly is located upstairs at 10118 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee. For more information visit http://www.dragonflycuisine.com or "Like" them on Facebook.

Click here for the article "Tahoe Food Hub: Feeding the world one community at a time."