From apples to squash, and corn in between, nothing beats the delicious taste of in-season and locally grown produce. And it's not just the taste that's amazing! There are numerous health and other benefits that our friends from Talley Farms will help us learn about during their presentation of "Here's to Your Health! The Benefits of Eating Local and In Season."
Andrea Shapiro Chavez
Creator and Manager, Talley Farms Box Program
Andrea is a Cal Poly graduate, earning a degree in Economics in 1980. She has spent the last 40 years working at various levels in the produce business from Western Regional Sales Manager for Dole Fresh Vegetables, to being a Produce Broker, shipping produce all over the world. In February of 2012, Talley Farms hired her to create a direct-to-consumer farm box program called The Talley Farms Box Program. Andrea is proud to currently serve on the boards of the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation and the SLO Food Bank. As a mother of 2 grown boys, a wife of 36 years, and a cook who loves fruits and vegetables, her passion in life is to “ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO EAT MORE PRODUCE!”
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Women in the Outdoors Central Coast
The Women in the Outdoors (WITO) program provides unique opportunities for women to learn new skills, meet people with similar interests, and obtain a greater appreciation of the outdoor world. Women in the Outdoors events are held across the country using experts and trained professionals to teach outdoor skills in a non-competitive environment. The Women in the Outdoors program helps members develop outdoor skills and emphasizes the importance of wildlife management and the role of hunters in conservation.