I have not farmed, but I tend to think farming and gardening are two totally different endeavors. Farming requires scale, however small it may be, to sustain the farmer, whereas gardening can mean just a few raised beds.
If you haven’t gardened for food before, start small. A very common mistake people make is they start too ambitious and didn’t realize how much work it takes to work a small plot and how many things could go wrong, get frustrated, and give up.
A lot of work around growing food happens before you plan that seed/ seedling. If you are able to get your soil into top condition before planting, the hardest part is already past. (unless pests eat your veggies).
You are not in the Bay Area any more. If you are trying to figure things out around the Bay, this book covers the climate and growing conditions here.
Perhaps you can find some master gardeners around Tahoe to get you started on what grows best there, and growing tips for soil and climate conditions there.
If there is a community garden where you are. You can try starting via that route, with the support of fellow gardeners who knows.
@sck Thank you for the great advice. I will definitely check out the book. I will also take the advice of starting small. I’ve only been successful growing some herbs, but maybe with the book, I can learn how to grow some veggies for coastal weather. I don’t think tomato can grow where I am, but perhaps something that’s shade loving. Thanks again!!