North Lake Tahoe Farmer's Market Information
At the farmer's markets in Truckee and Tahoe City you will find fresh fruit, artisan cheeses, organic meat and beautiful floral bouquets. Produce from the grocery stores has often spent weeks in refrigerated trucks, can be treated with chemicals and is often flavorless. When you buy from the local farmer's, the food is fresh and you also support our local community. Many of the farmers are located in the Sierra Foothills.
Tree Ripened Fruit
The farmers often pick their fruit the day before driving to North Lake Tahoe. The fruit has been allowed to ripen on the vine and has not gone through refrigeration or artificial coloring. Buying a tomato in a grocery store cannot compare to the heirloom variety found in farmer's markets. The fruit is always ripe and juicy and perfect for your weekend getaway at Lake Tahoe.
Natural Floral Bouquets
Although you can find floral bouquets in the grocery store, the fresh picked wild flowers found at farmer's markets are often dressed with fresh herbs are perfect for your rustic Tahoe weekend. Whether you like the smell of fresh rosemary sprigs, basil bunches or lavender, you can find all sorts of aromatic bouquets to decorate your home at Lake Tahoe.
Organic and non-GMO
The farmers participating in local farmer's markets use organic methods to grow their produce and to raise livestock. There are benefits to the environment and to your body by eating organic and not chemically treated foods, which is probably the best reason to buy at a farmer's market. Food is also grown seasonally and we know that citrus often blooms during allergy season as a natural anti-histamine. Pumpkins and other seeded produce are good for eliminating phlegm during cold season. Eating seasonal produce is nature's intended remedy for all that ails us.
Below are a few of the Farmer's Market located in Tahoe City and Truckee:
Truckee Certified Farmers Market
Every Tuesday in Truckee from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m through October 16 you can find artisan goods and produce at the Truckee River Regional Park at 10500 Brockway Road.
Truckee Community Farmer's Market
If you are looking for cut flowers, kombucha, pasture raised meats or artisan cheeses, spreads or jellies, you will love the community farmer's market. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Sunday through September 30, it is held in the parking lot of the shopping center at 12407 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.
Tahoe City Farmer's Market
Located at Commons Beach and overlooking Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe City Farmer's Market also sells an array of local and organic foods. You can find knitted crafts, jewelry soaps, chocolate and baked pastries, pasture raised meats and fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Tahoe City Farmers’ Market is located at Commons Beach (400 N. Lake Blvd) and is open Thursdays through Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.