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 2020 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 Methodist Church Market on Pyramid Way
Tuesdays from June 2 through September 29, 2020, 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. (775) 358-0925.
Minden Esmeralda Ave. Farmers Market
Tuesdays from May 19 through September 29, 2020, 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 June 10 through October 28, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fresh food and fun at 300 Cottonwood Lane. Accepts EBT. (775) 217-2418.
Gardnerville Main Street Farmers Market
Wednesdays from May 27 through September 2, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come enjoy an assortment of fresh local foods, crafts and local specialties and other vendors. 1447 Courthouse Alley in Gardnerville. (775) 392-4417.
Farmers Markets on Thursdays
Incline Village Farmers Market
Thursdays from May 21 through September 3, 2020, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Stock up on your weekly produce. This market is located at 845 Alder Avenue. (775) 339-1203.
Dayton Farmers Market
Thursday evenings from June 11 through September 24, 2020, 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
Bonsai Blue Garden Market
Fridays from June 12 through October 30, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk through garden displays, browse local market vendors and enjoy the best of farm-fresh selections. 290 Kietzke Lane, Reno. (775) 691-7655.
Farmers Markets on Saturdays
The Village Market on California Avenue
Saturdays from June 6 through October 3, 2020, 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 1119 California Avenue in Reno. (775) 746-5024.
Tamarack Junction Saturday Farmers Market
Saturdays from July 18 through September 26, 2020, 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.
Carson Farmers Market @ 3rd and Curry
Saturdays from June 6 through September 26, 2020, 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. (775) 220-1831.
Buy Nevada grown food at Reno area farmers markets. Photo © Stan White