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 2017 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 6 through September 26, 2017, 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.
Summit Tuesday Farmers Market
Tuesdays from June 6 through September 26, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This farmers' market is at the big Summit shopping center, 13925 S. Virginia Street in Reno, at the corner with the Mt. Rose Highway.
Fallon Tuesday Farmers Market
Tuesdays from June 6 through September 26, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and baked goods. Maine Street in downtown Fallon, about 60 miles east of Reno.
Farmers Markets on Wednesdays
Fernley Farmers Market
Wednesdays from June 7 through September 27, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fresh food and fun at 485 East Main Street. Accepts EBT.
Tunnel Creek Station Farmers Market
Wednesdays from June 1 through September 1, 2017, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Local live music, fresh fruit, berries, vegetables, local cheese, local beef, honey, arts and crafts, baked goods, clothing and much more. 1115 Tunnel Creek Road in Incline Village.
Farmers Market at Kahle Community Park
Wednesdays from May 24 through September 13, 2017, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In the lower parking lot of the park at 236 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline (south end of Lake Tahoe).
Farmers Markets on Thursdays
Reno Sands Farmers Market
Thursday evenings from June 8 through August 24, 2017 (except August 10 during Hot August Nights), from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The market is in the Sands Regency east parking lot on the Arlington Avenue side. Look for the vendor tents that will pop up each week.
39 North Marketplace
Thursday evenings from June 8 through August 17, 2017 (except Aug. 10 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.
Dayton Farmers Market
Thursdays from June 15 through September 28, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fresh grown produce from northern Nevada and California. Music, community spirit and more. Will be accepting EBT/SNAP assistance programs. Market will be at 60 2nd Avenue in Dayton, east of Carson City on Highway 50.
Farmers Markets on Fridays
East Center Street Farmers Market in Fallon
Fridays from June 9 through September 29, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Locally grown vegetables, fruit, breads, cheese, honey, and specialty foods from local farmers, as well as art exhibits, live music, and fare from several local restaurants. 40 E. Center Street #5 in Fallon, about 60 miles east of Reno.
Farmers Markets on Saturdays
Reno Village Market on California Avenue
Saturdays from June 3 through September 30, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 40+ 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.
Summit Saturday Farmers Market
Saturdays from June 3 through September 30, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This farmers' market is at the big Summit shopping center, 13925 S. Virginia Street in Reno, at the corner with the Mt. Rose Highway.
3rd and Curry Street Farmers Market in Carson City
Saturdays from June 3 through September 30, 2017, 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.
Buy Nevada grown food at Reno area farmers markets. Photo © Stan White