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 2016 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.
(More 2016 markets coming. Dates, times, and locations will be posted on this page when it becomes available.)
Farmers Markets on Tuesdays
Sparks Tuesday Morning Market
Tuesdays from June 7 through September 27, 2016, 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 7 through September 27, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 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.
Farmers Markets on Thursdays
Reno Sands Farmers Market
Thursday evenings from June 9 through August 25, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Look for the huge tent in the Sands Regency parking lot, at Arlington Avenue and Commerical Row in Reno. There will be around 60 vendors beneath the canvas. Food shoppers will be able to easily make selections from growers and there will be free entertainment each week.
39 North Marketplace
Thursday evenings from June 9 through August 18, 2016 (except 8/4), from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event is on Victorian Square in Sparks (there is no more Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market). 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 arts and crafts.
Dayton Farmers Market
Thursdays from June 16 through September 29, 2016, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fresh grown produce from northern Nevada and California. Music, community spirit and more. Now accepting EBT/SNAP assistance programs. Market will be at 60 2nd Avenue in Dayton, east of Carson City on Highway 50.
Farmers Markets on Saturdays
Reno Village Farmers Market
Saturdays from June 4 through October 1, 2016, 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 4 through October 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 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.
Saturday Morning Farmers Market in Carson City
Saturdays from June 4 through September 24, 2016, 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