21 Mar 2018
Summer is just around the corner! By the time school's out, the weather is warmer, snow at lake level has melted, and you're packing away ski boots to finally slip on flip flops or sandals. One of the most popular ways to celebrate the beautiful bounty of summer is at our local farmers' markets and street fairs!
A favorite local kick-off to the season is Tahoe City Farmers Market, which features fresh produce and delectable local treats every Thursday from May 18 through October 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taste tree-ripened fruit (you can't buy this at the supermarket!) from Twin Peaks Farm, where four generations live and work on the land; visit McClaughry Farms Honey (first Thursday of the month only) and let the sweetness of hand harvested honey from the Sierra Nevadas dance on your tongue; or pick up a luxurious gift for a friend (or yourself) from Tahoe Mountain Soaps. So many amazing and delicious stands to visit, so little time. Details at tahoecityfarmersmarket.com.
If you've spent the day hiking, floating, or tramming and are not quite ready to hit the hay in the evening, be sure to check out Truckee Thursdays for a fun, family-friendly evening street fair (June 8 - August 17 from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) in historic downtown Truckee. Locals and visitors gather to admire the creations of regional artists, eat at one of the many food trucks, pause for a host of fun kiddo activities (elevation hoops, anyone?), enjoy a refreshing microbrew in the beer garden, and kick back to live music from local bands around the Tahoe-Truckee area.
Shuttle available! Details at truckeethursdays.com.