Foodie news: Food trade and dining for trails |

Foodie news: Food trade and dining for trails

Sun staff report

TRUCKEE/TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; Slow Food is hosting a free Food Swap at Truckee River Winery, Oct. 30, 2-4 p.m. A food swap is an event where community members get together to trade homemade, homegrown and foraged food.

The items are your currency to swap with other participants. Meet new friends and neighbors while stocking up with natural, homemade treats.

Find out more and sign up for the Food Swap at Slow Food is a global organization with supporters who link the pleasures of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. Slow Foodand#8217;s mission is to reconnect people to the enjoyment of food and educate the community about their role as co-producers. Slow food believes the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work. Contact Polly Triplat,, 530-412-0774.

Dining for trails

The Truckee Trails Foundation (TTF) is joining forces with the River Ranch Restaurantand#8217;s and#8220;Dining for Charityand#8221; program to raise money for local trails Friday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m. Thirty percent of each dinner bill, excluding alcohol, will go to support TTF.

Since 2002, the communityand#8217;s trail advocacy, planning, development, and maintenance have been supported by Truckee Trails Foundation (TTF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. During the past 10 years, TTF has helped to maintain more than 50 miles of trails, including the Pacific Crest Trail, Donner Lake Rim Trail and the Commemorative Overland Emigrant Trail. Through grant writing and other fundraising, TTF has also raised more than $70,000 for paved bike paths, including the Brockway Road Trail and the Truckee River Legacy Trail.

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The mission of the Truckee Trails Foundation is to champion a network of trails and bikeways for community, economic, and environmental well-being in Truckee. For more information about TTF, visit Reservations for the River Ranch dinner can be made by calling 530-583-4264. Say you are dining to support the Truckee Trails Foundation when making a reservation.