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 2018 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.
Tamarack Junction Tuesday Farmers Market
Tuesdays from June 5 through September 25, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This farmers' market is at the Tamarack Junction casino, 13101 S. Virginia Street in south Reno. (775) 746-5024.
Minden Farmers Market
Tuesdays from May 15 through September 25, 2018, 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 2 through October 31, 2018, 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 16 through September 12, 2018, 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 24 through August 31, 2018, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This market is located at 845 Alder Avenue. (775) 339-1203.
39 North Marketplace
Thursday evenings from June 7 through August 16, 2018 (except Aug. 9 for Hot August Nights), from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event is on Victorian Square in Sparks at Victorian Avenue and 10th Street. It will be lots more than just fruit and vegetable vendors. Organizers are calling it a combination farmers market, festival, and food education event. There will be things for the whole family, including food stands, live music, expert seminars, cooking competitions and demos, arts and crafts and activities for kids. (775) 690-2581.
Farmers Markets on Fridays
East Center Street Farmers Market & Street Celebration in Fallon
Fridays from June 1 through September 28, 2018, 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 weekly entertainment. 40 E. Center Street in Fallon, about 60 miles east of Reno. (775) 217-9516.
Farmers Markets on Saturdays
Reno Village Market on California Avenue
Saturdays from June 2 through September 29, 2018, 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 2 through September 29, 2018, 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.
3rd and Curry Street Farmers Market in Carson City
Saturdays from June 2 through September 29, 2018, 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.
Dayton Farmers Market
Saturdays from June 9 through September 29, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Dayton Farmers Market is part of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey’s "healthy food hub." Will be accepting EBT/SNAP assistance programs. Market will be at 60 2nd Avenue in Dayton, east of Carson City on Highway 50. (775) 250-7884.
Buy Nevada grown food at Reno area farmers markets. Photo © Stan White