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Tahoe City Farmers Market close to finding high-season home

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; When the Tahoe City Farmers Market was uprooted in February, Carol Arnold of the Foothills Farmers Market Association wasnand#8217;t sure what she would do.

Soon after the decision from the Tahoe City Public Utilities District to ban the event from Commons Beach during the height of summer, Arnold released a statement that made the future of the local event seem dubious: and#8220;Although we cannot give any dates or a location for a market in Tahoe City, our Truckee market will be open every Tuesday from June through October at Truckee Regional Park.and#8221;

But after a few months of cooperative planning on the part of the residents and the market association, the market seems to have grown stronger roots in the Tahoe City community.

and#8220;The news is looking good,and#8221; said Arnold in a phone interview on Wednesday. and#8220;Everyone has really gotten behind us.and#8221;

Long-standing, unaddressed concerns over parking and traffic congestion in Tahoe City on market days have plagued the event in recent years.

When the TCPUD board of directors made its decision last winter, it did so citing a perceived lack of cooperation on the part of the market association in finding a new location.

and#8220;Itand#8217;s difficult to be outside the community and make things happen,and#8221; Arnold said Wednesday. and#8220;But the community stepped in and everybody took a piece of it.and#8221;

Arnold credits the all-hands approach with helping her navigate the local bureaucracy and gather the necessary paperwork and permits.

The Tahoe City Farmers Market returns to Commons Beach on Thursday, May 24 at 8 a.m. The market will close at 1 p.m. this year.

Pending approval from both Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the market will move to Tahoe Lakes School on June 28 and return to Commons Beach on August 16.

and#8220;The approval process is moving along smoothly and no problems are anticipated,and#8221; Arnold said in a statement.

Early season market-goers can expect to find in-season strawberries, spring onions and green garlic, asparagus, farm fresh lettuce, beets, leeks, arugula and cherries.

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