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North Tahoe Summer Farmers’ Markets

It’s a short season for farmers’ markets in the Tahoe area, so, when they come to town, everyone comes out for a taste of summer! The spread which awaits you includes everything from fresh fruits and veggies to fresh fish and bread to local coffee and a little craft.  Tahoe City has kicked off the season early this year with their first market last Thursday and Truckee will be the longest standing market going into October.  Come join in the fun atmosphere and pick up the freshest core ingredients for your meal.

My favorite farmers’ market is about 45 minutes away from Truckee at Sierra Valley Farms.  There’s nothing like a farmers’ market on the farm and as the only “on-farm” farmers’ market in the state of California, this is a unique opportunity and a great day trip activity.  Every Friday from now until September 19th, the farm comes alive with fruits, vegetables, fresh seafood, local grown beef, pastas, flowers, wines, cheeses, specialty condiments, fresh baked breads, and desserts for sale.  Make sure to be there at noon for the cooking demonstrations, put on by some of the most prestigious chefs in the area, followed by a tasting of their creations.  You will find Gary Ramano, owner and operator of Sierra Valley Farms, at many of the other famers’ markets, but, joining him at the farm is something you will be talking about for the rest of the summer!

North Tahoe Farmer’s Market Schedule ~ Summer 2014:

Sierra Valley Farms
1329 County Road A23
Beckwourth, CA 96129
Fridays: May 30 through September 19
10am to 2pm

Truckee River Regional Park
10500 Brockway Road
Tuesdays: June 10 through October 14
8am to 1pm

Downtown Truckee in association with Truckee Thursdays
Donner Pass Road
Thursdays: June 12 through August 21
5pm to 9pm

Tahoe City
Commons Beach
Thursdays: May 22 through June19;  August 28 through September 25
8am to 1pm

Tahoe Lake Elementary School
375 Grove Street
Thursdays: June 26 through August 21
8am to 1pm

Incline Village
1115 Tunnel Creek Road
Incline Village, NV
Thursdays: May 1 through September 25
4pm to 7pm

Village Market Parking Lot
770 Mays Blvd
Friday and Saturday: June 13 through August 30
10am to 2pm

Crystal Bay
The Tahoe Biltmore
5 US HWY 28
Fridays: June 6 through September 26
9am to 1pm