Sierra Harvest is pleased to welcome Sara Lieber as our newest Food Corps Service Member. No stranger to the benefits and deliciousness of local food, Sara has been farming in Northern California since 2008. Locally, you might have seen her cooking up some delicious food at Three Forks.
Sara is looking forward to working with so many different constituents of our community in this role — students, teachers, staff, parents, farmers, and chefs. “I’m excited to be part of the network of really important people who are involved in our local food system,” says Sara. Her primary focus will be encouraging students at Lyman Gilmore, Scotten, and area high schools to eat more healthy, nutritious food. At Nevada Union, Bear River and Silver Springs, Sara will host a monthly tasting, engaging students to pass out samples of local food items that are featured on the cafeteria menu. She’ll also be leading garden tours and tastings at Food Love Project field trips.
Students will benefit from Sara’s sense of adventure when it comes to food – she has eaten alligator quesadilla in New Orleans (“tasted like chicken”), and cricket tacos in Mexico City (“good texture, I liked it”). These days, her palette is satisfied by adventures at Wheyward Girl Creamery, where she recently fell in love with a new cheese called “L’Amour.”
Sara is excited to join an organization that has such a strong support network in the community: “I’m really grateful to be a part of this community that cares so much about our mission at Sierra Harvest.” And we are grateful to have her!