Farm Fresh April and May 2017
Spring means tart cherries, bright red strawberries and fresh green peas—here’s where you can find them straight off a farmer’s truck.
By Thea Marie Rood
Photo courtesy of Nevada City Farmers’ Market
You can buy spring produce in the grocery store, of course, but nothing beats watching your 4-year-old wipe berry juice from her chin in front of a farm stand. Many farmers’ markets in our region open in June, but a few start before then, and some have been running all winter or are open year-round. Also look for cage-free eggs, local honey, grass-fed meats and fresh-baked bread.
Nevada City Farmers’ Market—held at Robinson Plaza on Union Street in Downtown Nevada City, CA, first Saturday of each month 9 a.m.–noon, now through May 6 (the summer market begins June 3).
Nevada County Certified Growers’ Market—held at the Nevada County Horsemen facility, 10600 Bubbling Well Road, Grass Valley, CA, Tuesdays 9–11 a.m., starting May 2.
Sonora Farmers’ Market—held in Downtown Sonora, CA, Saturdays 7:30–11:30 a.m., starting in mid-May.
Placer County Farmers’ Markets—two locations: Commons Beach in Tahoe City, CA (Commons Beach Road and North Lake Boulevard), Thursdays 8 a.m.–1 p.m., starting May 19; Truckee River Regional Park in Truckee, CA (10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267), Tuesdays 8 a.m.–1 p.m., starting May 31.
Boa Vista Farm Market—located in the Apple Hill region of Placerville, 2952 Carson Road, Placerville, CA, 530-622-5522, open daily year-round.
Farmers’ Market, Auburn—Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot, Auburn, CA (Auburn- Folsom Road at Lincoln Way), Saturdays 8 a.m.–noon, open year-round.
Lake Tahoe Markets—place your order for produce on the website by Monday, farmers harvest on Tuesday, your market box will be ready Thursday for pick-up or delivery (Incline Village to the Y in South Lake Tahoe), laketahoemarkets.com, available fall–spring (until the summer farmers’ markets begin).
Mountain Bounty Farm, Nevada City— offers pick-up points for fresh farm boxes throughout Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, Tahoe (including Incline Village and Kings Beach), South Lake Tahoe and Reno (see mountainbountyfarm.com for a specific list), available year-round.
Click HERE if you haven’t yet seen the Farm Fresh section from the February/March 2017 issue.