[this article is sponsored by Granite Chief Ski Shop]
Tahoe Food Hub Hosts 2nd Annual Farm Truck Food Fair At Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop in Truckee, CA
Truckee, CA – In conjunction with Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop, Tahoe Food Hub is hosting its 2nd Annual Farm Truck Food Fair on Thursday, September 15th from 4:30pm – 8:30pm 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 food trucks will be serving food sourced from the Tahoe Food Hub and its family farms, all located within 150 miles. Dishing up the 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 only $15 online at tahoefoodhub.org or at the door. The pass includes two raffle tickets, one drink token and one small food plate. And for just $5 more, become a Hubster and a member of the Tahoe Food Hub.
“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 Rd,” says Susie Sutphin, 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 too. Grab some props and document the fun with a picture in our farmy photo booth. While enjoying the music, food and drinks, there will be yard games for all and a bouncy house for the kids. And of course, a 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.“
Tahoe Food Hub is a non-profit organization that is building a local food system where small, family farms can get a fair price in a regional marketplace. By creating a network of local farms within 150 miles of North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Food Hub increases access to nutritious, responsibly-grown food for restaurants, small grocers, schools, and the general public. Tahoe Food Hub’s programs support Farm to School, Project Mana, and offer volunteer opportunities to glean surplus farm crops and teach our youth about mountain agriculture at our education farm, the Sierra Agroecology Center.
Farm Truck Food Fair will raise funds to support Tahoe Food Hub’s programs and services. Add $5 to the $15 event pass and become a Hubster member of the Tahoe Food Hub. Become a premier member for $75 and gain access to Tahoe Food Hub’s weekly online marketplace. Visit the Tahoe Food Hub website for a complete list of Hubster membership benefits and information about how to donate today!
“To build a regional food system, we need community support,” says Kristin York, Board Member of the Tahoe Food Hub. “A membership program will provide a way for people to feel connected to the work we do and in return we can support more small farms and increase the security of our local food economy.”
For additional information on the event or if interested in volunteering and being a part of Farm Truck Food Fair, please visit tahoefoodhub.org. More information about the event can also be found at granitechief.com/store/events.