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Lake Tahoe farmer-cook dinner to feature ecologically grown food

Staff report

ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. — Tahoe Food Hub will host its second “Farmer & the Cook” dinner on Tuesday, May 26, from 6-8 p.m. at The Crest Café in Alpine Meadows.

The Hub’s inaugural dinner on March 24 at The Crest Café was a huge success, according to the nonprofit, with more than 70 people in attendance.

“The long community style tables made for a great way for people to connect with Tahoe neighbors,” said Tahoe Food Hub Farm to Market Manager Matt Gibely. “The festive atmosphere of the night spoke to what the dinner sets out to achieve — to bring community together over a delicious, healthy meal.”

The May 26 dinner starts at 6 p.m. and continues until the food runs out. There will be music, drink specials and a drawing for free prizes.

Chef Kyle Davis of the Crest Café will prepare three courses on a single plate from a variety of seasonal foods sourced through Tahoe Food Hub; a vegetarian option and a children’s portion will available.

“These are inspiring events that bring the community together to enjoy the harvest of this wonderful area we call home,” Davis said. “We love using fresh and local ingredients and are so happy that the Tahoe Food Hub landed on our front door step.”

Meal cost is $16, and $1 from each plate will go to the Tahoe Food Hub, a nonprofit working increase access to nutritious, ecologically grown food by creating a network of regional farms within 100-miles of North Lake Tahoe and connecting them to restaurants, small grocers, schools and hospitals.

The Hub also operates a retail space at the base of Alpine Meadows Road in the Casa Andina Building, where customers can buy fresh, local produce Thursdays and Fridays from 2-6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon starting in June.

For information or if interested in volunteering, visit tahoefoodhub.org. Learn more about Crest Café, located at 150 Alpine Meadows Road, at thecrestcafeandcatering.com.