Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market

It’s that time again, it’s Thursday night Farmer’s Market at Victorian Square in Sparks.  If you haven’t been, there’s something for everyone.  To fresh produce all the way down to fried zucchini. All different types of food for you to buy and try.

 If you have nothing fun to do on Thursday night, come out and get some fresh produce from your favorite local farms.  Meet some of your friends or make some new ones and enjoy what the farmers market has to offer you.

 The Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market starts today at 3:00 until 8:00pm and go through August.  Make sure you go and check it out, you do have the whole summer for this fun filled event.

 “The Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market is now known as the Whole Foods Hometowne Farmer’s Market, thanks to the City of Sparks teaming up with Whole Foods Market as the title sponsor of the event. The idea is to return the market to its original focus of being a place for families to come have a fun afternoon and enjoy indulging in fresh fruits and vegetables. The market is also produced by Shirley’s Farmers’ Markets of Sparks. There are some other changes, so read on.

 About the Sparks Whole Foods Hometowne Farmers Market

The 2012 Whole Foods Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market will be the 20th season of this popular event. The market will be in the Victorian Square Plaza, between Victorian Avenue and the Century Theaters. This location eliminates the hassle and expense of closing Victorian Avenue to traffic every week. The market will be on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The earlier opening time is intended to put an emphasis on local farmers and food, giving people an opportunity to take home locally produced food for meals at home. Opening day is Thursday, June 7, with the market repeating every Thursday through August 23.

 If you want to get real local, look for the “Nevada Grown” sign on produce vendor booths, which will ensure you are buying food from nearby Nevada locations like Fallon, Yerington, and even Reno. Our northern California neighbors are also well represented, particularly with fruits, berries, and vegetables more suited to their milder climate.

  A new feature at the Whole Foods Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market is food trucks. Several of our local Reno mobile eateries will set up on Victorian Square in front of the Nugget, including Kenji, Taste of New York, Dish Truck, and St. Lawrence Pizza Company.

Growers at the Whole Foods Sparks Hometowne Farmers MarketNumerous growers from northern Nevada and California bring their produce to the Whole Foods Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market. Here are some of the vendors from which you can buy fresh fruit and vegatables… “

This information can be found on: http://renotahoe.about.com/od/foodshopping/a/sparksmarket.htm

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