Romano releases new book

Farmer and author Gary Romano has released his third book, “27 Shades of Green: The True Colors of an American Small Farmer.” Third generation organic farmer Romano’s experience, wisdom and humor blends memoirs, insight and facts about the lifestyle of the small farmer and about food systems. Farming is hard work and a labor of love and “27 Shades of Green” is a journey into a small farmer’s life that most people never experience, and allows the reader to understand the importance of supporting small, family farms and how vital they are to local communities. Available at the famers’ markets in Truckee, Tahoe City, Reno or Beckwourth, and on Amazon. | sierravalleyfarms.com