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Granite Chief’s Farm Truck Food Fair to benefit Tahoe Food Hub

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — In conjunction with Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop, Tahoe Food Hub is hosting its second annual Farm Truck Food Fair on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop in Truckee.

The event is a fundraiser for Tahoe Food Hub's Farm to Market program that seeks to build a network of local farms to supply food to North Lake Tahoe.

Farm Truck Food Fair will feature a variety of food trucks to celebrate local food and farmers. All trucks will be serving food sourced from the Tahoe Food Hub and its family farms, all located within 150 miles.

Dishing up local tastes will be Squaw Valley's Mountain Roots Food Truck, Fully Belly Deli, The Souper Wagon and EATS Cooking (vegetarian options will be available).

Local beers and wine will be available with all proceeds benefiting the Tahoe Food Hub. A $5 suggested donation is appreciated to enter the event.

To show support, attendees can purchase an event pass for $15 online at tahoefoodhub.org or at the door. The pass includes two raffle tickets, one drink token and one small food plate. For $5 more, become a Hubster and a member of the Tahoe Food Hub.

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"With the success of our first year event, we had outgrown our space in front of our Farm Shop at the bottom of Alpine Meadows Road," says Susie Sutphin, executive director of the Tahoe Food Hub. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Granite Chief to bring the event to Truckee and have a festive evening on a Thursday, the day of the week that the Truckee community comes together to celebrate."

The Food Fair is a family friendly event. The event will feature live music by Tahoe's own Sneaky Creatures, and local farmers from the foothills will be in attendance.

While enjoying the music, food and drinks, there will be yard games for all and a bounce house for the kids. The raffle will keep things lively with loads of prizes from ski passes and gift certificates to outdoor gear, and everything in between.

The Farm Truck Food Fair is sponsored by Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop, Kelly Brothers Painting, Simple Power, Truckee Tahoe Propane, Fifty-Fifty Brewing, Illanta Winery and The Rice Team Mortgage Company.

"It's great to be involved in such a community-oriented thing," says Granite Chief co-owner Herb Manning. "We all savor the opportunity to work locally, eat locally, and support an organization that helps us to do that in a healthy, sustainable way. We love helping Truckee/Tahoe area residents get out into the outdoors, and part of that starts with eating well. It's hard to hike on an empty stomach."

If interested in volunteering and being a part of Farm Truck Food Fair, visit tahoefoodhub.org.

This article was provided by Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop. Visit granitechief.com/store/events to learn more.