Presenting and#8216;Tools for the Tableand#8217;

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comGary Romano pulls a row of carrots at Sierra Valley Farms, where he and his family grow a variety of produce and host agro-friendly events.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Genesa Living Foundation is providing a monthly series of free presentations held at Trokay Cafe in Downtown Truckee. These presentations will be community conversations to become educated and learn from one another, striving for community wellness and optimal health. Each presentation will cover different topics and/or include guest speakers. Topics will relate to how we can eat, obtain and share fresh and healthy food, and how and#8220;sharing the fareand#8221; can be made more affordable and accessible to the whole community.

Please join them for Discussion #1 at the Trokay Cafe, 10115 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Thursday, Nov. 17, 5-6 p.m. Consumers can gain access to fresh, healthy and locally grown foods. Farmers gain access to the Tahoe/Truckee community. We all contribute to food sustainability which leads to individual wellness.

Learn how we can all share the fare

The concept of and#8220;share the fareand#8221; can be a difficult thing to clearly define. On one hand, it can mean being a member of a Community Supported Agriculture group and receiving a fresh veggie or fruit box each week from a local farm. By participating in a CSA, you are sharing in the production, harvest, packing and shipping costs of the farm with other members. Or, share the fare can mean the aggregation of food from different regional farms into a centralized distribution center, which spreads transportation and shipping costs to the group rather than the individual farm. Either way, by sharing some of the operating costs of a farm, sharing the fare can keep more small farmers in business ensuring greater diversity of locally grown foods.

Several cost-effective and efficient strategies have been put into place to source various types of produce, meats and other food products from regional farms and bring it to the Tahoe/Truckee area all on one truck. and#8220;We source our food from a few different of these companies,and#8221; says Mark Estee, chef and owner of Truckee-based Moodyand#8217;s Bistro and Lounge. and#8220;We are able to order just about anything that we want and#8212; that is in season. The company gathers the products from the various farms they work with and delivers it to us all at once.and#8221;

Guest Speaker Gary Romano, owner/operator of Sierra Valley Farms, is committed to the sustainability of the family farm. He continues to diversify their farm operations and support agro tourism with many events including an and#8220;on-farmand#8221; farmers market, restaurant CSAand#8217;s, and a and#8220;Dinners in the Barnand#8221; summer series.

To learn more about the 12 tools or to watch a free promo for and#8220;Love of the Landand#8221; visit

Bonus: Kaili Sanchez of Kailiand#8217;s Creative Kitchen will demonstrate how to prepare a healthy holiday pumpkin bread using cocoma flour!

About the founder: a local chiropractor, micronutrient specialist, and organic lifestyle entrepreneur, Dr. Dan has 25 years of experience assisting patients on the road to wellness.

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