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Locavore dinner features local food

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The fifth annual Locavore Dinner is 6 p.m. Aug. 26 Tahoe Ridge Winery restaurant in Minden.

Locavore means the food and drink served is procured as much as possible from local Nevada and California growers and producers within a 100-mile radius of Carson Valley.

"Why draw from foods shipped from thousands of miles away when we have some great producers in our own backyard, if we only knew where to find them?" organizers said. "Let this be your introduction to some of these fine local producers."

Chef Howard Jachens is planning a buffet-style dinner so attendees can sample more than one entrée.

A glass of Tahoe Ridge wine is complimentary with each dinner, as well as coffee and soft drinks, however, a no-host bar will also be available.

The menu includes tri-tip from University of Reno, smoked trout from Carson River, fresh water salmon from Lake Tahoe, fresh vegetables and salads from Nancy's Green Barn in Dayton, crayfish pasta from Lake Tahoe, berry pies for dessert with berries from Jacobs Berry Farm in Gardnerville and made by Sugar Pine Bakery in South Lake Tahoe.

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Tickets are $40 each and profits go to support the Green Living Festival on Sept. 21 at the Nature Conservancy's River Fork Ranch on Genoa Lane.

Seating is limited so reservations are required by Aug. 23. Contact Katherine Winans at jkw@gbis.com or 267-0539.

This event is hosted by the educational non-profit Sustainable Living and Renewable Energy Roundup.