By Tim Hauserman
There is something about the juicy taste of a peach from a Farmer’s Market. They just taste so much better than those you buy at the supermarket. The fresh from the farm produce, as well as top quality meats, fish, cheese and bread you can find at Farmers Markets is one of the true highlights of summer. And it’s also a relaxing experience on a warm Sierra day to saunter past all that delicious food and meet and greet your friends who also happen to be seeking out that perfect heirloom tomato.
While we all have our local go to Farmers’ Market favorites that pop up once a week, the good news is if you get too busy or slap your forehead and say, “Oh damn, it’s Thursday, I missed the Farmers Market in Tahoe City” there is likely to be another great market within a day or two close by. Here is a lineup of the Farmers’ Markets in North Tahoe and Truckee:
Truckee Community Farmers Market
9 am to 1 pm
12047 Donner Pass Road (For folks like me who have no idea what all those numbers mean before Donner Pass Road, that is at the Outlet Mall where Paco’s Bike Shop is located).
Truckee Certified Farmers Market
8 am to 1 pm
Truckee Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee
Tahoe City Farmers Market
8 am to 1 pm
The Commons Beach in Tahoe City
Incline Village Farmers Market
Incline Village Library
845 Alder Avenue
Romano’s Farmers Market
10 am to 1:30 pm
1329 Country Road A23, Beckwourth (That’s on the northern end of Sierra Valley, and makes for a good excuse to visit this beautiful rural area…bring your bike).
Making a trip to Reno, Carson or South Lake Tahoe? Check out the 2019 Farmers’ market guide from Edible Reno Tahoe magazine. Turns out Farmers’ Markets are as common as umbrellas on the beach at Sand Harbor. ediblerenotahoe.com/local/farmers-market-guide