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NevadaGrown event features local food producers

Staff Report

In partnership with local chefs and businesses, NevadaGrown continues monthly networking events every second Thursday from 6-8 p.m. to strengthen and increase awareness of northern Nevada's local food system.

The Thursday mixer at Reno Provisions features appetizers made with local food from Alpine Ranch, Glorious Garlic and Mewaldt Organics.

The Reno Provisions is chef Mark Estee's newest business that is part gourmet cafeteria, part locally sourced market and part bakery and butcher shop. Food system professionals and advocates are encouraged to attend, including farmers, ranchers, chefs, restaurateurs, institutional buyers, food entrepreneurs and community members.

Cost is $10 per person and includes appetizers and one drink. Online registration and payment is available at http://www.nevadagrown.com.

Every mixer is held at a business that supports Nevada agriculture and highlights stars of the local food system. The casual networking environment will create opportunity for food service professionals and community members to collaborate and develop a stronger and economically sustainable local food system.

"This event helps bring the sustainable food movement to the forefront of the community," said Estee. "We are connecting local food with local business, and an event like Greets & Eats is a great opportunity to bring more Reno food in to Reno businesses."