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New weekend Truckee farmers market to open in June

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Slow Food Lake Tahoe recently announced approval of a new weekend farmers market in Truckee.

The market will take place Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting June 14 and running at least through September 27, according to a news release.

It will operate, weather-dependent, at 12047 Donner Pass Road, in the Tri Counties Bank/Sears/Coffeebar Bakery parking lot.

“We’re very excited to be offering an additional market to our Truckee-Tahoe community,” Jessie Phillips, Slow Food Lake Tahoe chapter leader, said in a statement. “A weekend farmers market will provide access to local, seasonal, sustainable produce to more residents and visitors in Truckee and North Tahoe, many of whom haven’t been able to get to the weekday markets.”

The Truckee Community Farmers Market, organized by Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Gary Romano of Sierra Valley Farms, is focused on increasing access to local, healthy food for all people in the region, said Cheryl Schrady, Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s policy lead.

“The intention is to allow for use of SNAP benefits at the market, which were previously known as food stamps,” she said in a statement. “We are currently working through the process to allow market vendors to accept SNAP benefits as payment for produce and other food items.”

Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission is to reconnect people to the enjoyment of local, seasonal and sustainable food while educating the community about their vital role as participants in our food system.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe also runs the Truckee Demonstration Garden at the Truckee River Regional Park, and offers a monthly Skillshare Series with inexpensive classes that teach participants techniques like making fermented foods, homebrewing beer, composting and gardening in our high altitude environment.

The Slow Food Lake Tahoe annual farm-to-table event, “Cooking Outside the Box,” will take place June 21 at Plumpjack Inn in Squaw Valley.

Visit slowfoodlaketahoe.org to learn more.