There's a farmer's market going on in Reno and/or Sparks almost every day of the week during summer and early fall. We all know fresh fruit and vegetables taste better and you will be supporting many local businesses while getting good food for you and your family. Here are the dates and times for the 2019 season. If you know of others, let us know. When shopping, look for Nevada Grown signs, which let you know that food and other products from vendors displaying the sign comes from right here in Nevada.
I've included farmers' markets in nearby areas, too. You can still shop for fresh produce and other goodies when out and about in northern Nevada and around Lake Tahoe.
No dogs allowed at farmers markets - Only registered service animals are allowed at farmers markets. Unless your dog is one of these, do not bring it to farmers markets.
Farmers Markets on Tuesdays
Sparks Tuesday Morning Market
Tuesdays from June 5 through September 23, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Some of the freshest produce each week is available here. Located in the south parking lot of the Sparks United Methodist Church on the corner of 1231 Pyramid Way and Oddie in Sparks.
Minden Farmers Market
Tuesdays from May 14 through September 24, 2019, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fruits, vegetables, and booths with other specialties. In Minden at 1604 Esmeralda Avenue. (775) 782-2444.
Farmers Markets on Wednesdays
Fernley Farmers Market
Wednesdays from May 1 through October 31, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fresh food and fun at 605 Silverlace Blvd. Accepts EBT.
Sierra Chef Farmers Market at Lampe Park
Wednesdays from May 15 through September 11, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come enjoy an assortment of fresh local foods, crafts and local specialties, with over 35 vendors. 1324 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. (775) 671-2164.
Farmers Markets on Thursdays
Incline Village Farmers Market
Thursdays from May 23 through August 29, 2019, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This market is located at 845 Alder Avenue. (775) 339-1203.
Riverside Farmers Market
Thursday evenings from June 6 through September 27, 2019, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, food trucks, beer and wine, and a kids' activity area. Located at 925 Riverside Dr. in Reno (McKinley Arts & Culture Center). (805) 657-3377.
Dayton Farmers Market
Thursday evenings from June 20 through September 26, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Located at 60 2nd Ave. in Dayton. Accepting EBT/SNAP assistance programs. (775) 250-7884.
Farmers Markets on Fridays
Fallon Farmers Market
Fridays from June 7 through September 27, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Locally grown vegetables, fruit, breads, cheese, honey, and specialty foods from local farmers, as well as arts, crafts, and food and beverage vendors. 111 S. Taylor Street in Fallon, about 60 miles east of Reno. (775) 217-9516.
Farmers Markets on Saturdays
Cold Springs Market
Second Saturday of the month from May 11 through October 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 40 vendors, food trucks, bounce house, DJ and farmers. At the Cold Springs Family Center, 18400 Village Parkway.
The Village Market on California Avenue
Saturdays from June 1 through September 28, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come meet vendors with fresh produce, specialty foods, meat, eggs, honey, arts and crafts, local businesses, and non-profits. Village Shopping Center is at the corner of California Street and Booth Street in Reno. (775) 746-5024.
Tamarack Junction Saturday Farmers Market
Saturdays from June 1 through September 28, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to fresh produce, you can enjoy arts, crafts and specialty foods. This farmers' market is at the Tamarack Junction casino, 13101 S. Virginia Street in south Reno. (775) 746-5024.
Riverside Farmers Market
Saturdays from October 20, 2018 through June 1, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Come and enjoy hyper-local, sustainably-produced vegetables, herbs, fruits, meats, eggs and honey at Reno's only winter farmers market. At McKinley Arts Center, 925 Riverside Drive in Reno.
3rd and Curry Street Farmers Market in Carson City
Saturdays from June 1 through September 28, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This Saturday morning market has grown to become one of Carson City's premier events for locals and tourists alike. Included is musical entertainment and activities for kids. Vendors feature cheese, eggs, flowers, homey, beef and produce. Located in the parking lot at the corner of 3rd Street and Curry Street. No pets - only registered service animals.
Buy Nevada grown food at Reno area farmers markets. Photo © Stan White