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Tahoe Food Hub hosting ‘Farmer and the Cook’ dinner

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ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. — Tahoe Food Hub is hosting its first "Farmer and the Cook" dinner at the Crest Café in Alpine Meadows on Tuesday, March 24.

Chef Kyle Davis of the Crest Café will prepare one dish from a variety of seasonal foods sourced through Tahoe Food Hub; a vegetarian option and a children's portion will available.

The 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.

Meal cost is $15, 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.

"Tahoe Food Hub's vision is to one day have a commercial kitchen where we can incubate specialty food businesses and offer community dinner nights," Executive Director Susie Sutphin said.

The Hub now enjoys a new retail space at the base of Alpine Meadows Road in the Casa Adina Building, where customers can buy fresh, local produce Thursdays and Fridays from 2-6 p.m.

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According to a press release, more days and hours of operation will start Memorial Day weekend.

"There will be a limited selection to start, but will grow over time, providing farmers a produce stand to sell surplus crops while connecting people to the stories behind their food," according to the Hub.

For information or if interested in volunteering and being a part of Farmer and The Cook, visit tahoefoodhub.org. Learn more about Crest Café at thecrestcafeandcatering.com.