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Farmers markets set to open in KB and Truckee

Staff reports

Local farmers, food producers and crafters are returning to local farmers markets this Tuesday, opening day for the Truckee and Kings Beach markets. Both will operate from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekly through October 3rd.Both markets are operated by the Foothill Farmers Market Association, a non-profit organization that operates 16 weekly markets in greater Placer County. The associations mission is to boost the economic viability of small-scale farms by operating vibrant marketplaces that foster community spirit, educate the public and give consumers access to fresh, high quality agricultural products direct from the producer.The Foothill Farmers’ Market Association also operates the Tahoe City Certified Farmers Market which runs on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Commons Beach and the Homewood Certified Farmers Market, which opens Saturday, July 1st at Homewood Mountain Ski Resort.Market Manager Christina Abuelo said that local growers expect to bring a range of spring crops including cherries, strawberries, peaches, onion, garlic and salad greens, fava beans, broccoli, cauliflower and artichokes. Vendors are expected to bring local wines, artisan baked goods, grass-fed beef, olive oil, farmstead goat cheese and pre-packaged ethnic foods to market as well. For more information, call (530) 823-6183 or check the Web site

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