The Truckee Community Farmers Market, a California Certified Farmers Market, is strictly a food and farms marketplace. The mission of the Market is to support local farms and producers within 125 miles of the Town of Truckee; and to promote access, education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably produced goods, while also creating a vibrant gathering place. Every vendor is carefully screened with a commitment to creating a diverse marketplace with the highest quality locally produced products available. The Market showcases locally grown and artisan-quality foods and brings to the community the very best from the many wonderful farms, nurseries, bakeries, meat and seafood providers, cheese makers and specialty food producers the area has to offer.
“The Truckee Community Farmers Market was founded in order to provide our Truckee/Tahoe community access to local, seasonal, sustainable produce and the opportunity to meet the farmers and producers that cultivate it. By holding the Farmers Market on Sundays we hoped to allow more of our working community to shop and enjoy the Market with live music and bountiful produce. In addition, the Market vendors will once again accept SNAP benefits as payment for produce and other food items,” said Jessie Phillips, Slow Food Lake Tahoe chapter leader and manager of the Truckee Community Farmers Market.
Truckee Community Farmers Market takes place Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 16-September 29, 2019, at 12047 Donner Pass Road (Tri Counties Bank/Sears/Coffeebar Bakery parking lot). To learn more, visit www.truckeefarmersmarket.org
The re-opening of the new Truckee Community Farmers Market is the latest effort by Slow Food Lake Tahoe to engage the Tahoe community in the slow food movement. Slow Food Lake Tahoe also organizes Community Soup Nights, manages the Truckee Demonstration Garden at the Truckee River Regional Park, offers high altitude Garden Workshops, Community Dig-Ins and Skillshares- inexpensive classes that teach participants techniques like backyard chicken raising, homebrewing beer, making bone broth and canning.
For additional information about Slow Food Lake Tahoe, the Truckee Demonstration Garden and upcoming events, please visit: www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org.
Content submitted by Jessica Phillips