Farmers markets set to begin summer season |

Farmers markets set to begin summer season

Dylan Silver
Tribune file photo

Lake Tahoe area farmers markets

Incline Village

Where:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color 770 Mays Boulevard

When: Fridays and Saturdays, June 9 through August

Kings Beach

Foothill Farmers Market

Where: Highway 28 at Bear Street

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 25 - August 27


Foothill Farmers Market

Where: Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11 – October 8

Foothill Farmers Market

Where: Donner Pass, near the train station

When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 13 – August 22

Tahoe City

Tahoe City Farmers Market

Where: Commons Beach Road and North Lake Boulevard

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 23- June 20, August 29 – September 26

Note: The market will be held at Tahoe Lake Elementary School, 375 Grove Street, between June 27 and August 22.

South Lake Tahoe

Friday Evening Farmers Market

Where: Kahle Community Center

When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, May 3 – September 27

Where: American Legion. 2478 Young Street

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 4 – October 8

Ski Run Farmers Market

Where: Ski Run Boulevard

When: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Fridays, June 21 – September 6

While Lake Tahoe isn’t exactly known for its bountiful produce, farmers markets are springing back to the area to fill the demand for regionally sourced food.

The summer farmers market season at the South Shore is underway, with some markets already operating and others slated to open in coming weeks.

The Friday Evening Farmers Market at Kahle Community Park, the smallest of the farmers markets at the South Shore, was doing brisk business on its opening day May 3, with a steady stream of people filtering in to purchase citrus, leafy greens, organic strawberries and cherries, among other regional products.

This year is the second for the market, which was started by Round Hill resident Steve Rozier as a community gathering place and convenience for residents of the Nevada side of the South Shore looking for fresh produce. The Iowa native said he was looking forward to the upcoming peach season, the arrival of fresh corn and the availability of Nevada-grown produce in July.

The Thursday Farmers Market in Tahoe City is scheduled to open May 23 with apples, kiwis, beets, kale, chard and much more in season. Truckee will kick off the season with their Tuesday market beginning June 11.

The South Shore will continue to have the Tuesday market at the Friday market on Ski Run Boulevard, beginning June 21, as well as the Tuesday market at the American Legion, beginning June 4. This year is shaping up to be a good one, said Lois Coalwell, who’s organized the market at the American Legion with her husband Jim for 19 years.

“As far as the farmers are concerned, there are farmers who are very, very passionate about what’s going on this year,” Coalwell said.

Coal said she expects the market to be full with all of the 56 vendors spaces filled.

“I think what the public has done is really accepted the farmers market as a venue where they know they’re really talking to the farmer, she said.

Lake Tahoe Action editor Adam Jensen contributed to this report

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.