11 Best Farmers' Markets

I know that when you think of Nevada, the first thing that comes to mind is Las Vegas. But that is not all of Nevada.

Nevada has a much more charming side in its farmers’ markets.

There are open-air markets all over the state, so let’s find out what the best ones are.

Things to look for at farmers’ markets

Fresh produce is probably the main reason that people wait all winter for the farmers’ markets to open.

It’s always best to look for locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are in season. When these items are in season, they taste better and have a much higher nutritional value than the fruits and vegetables that you can get at a grocery store. The problem with grocery stores is that you don’t really know how long ago the produce was picked.



11 Best Farmers' Markets



Another item to look for in a market is artisanal foods. These would include handmade cheeses, bread, jams, honey, sauces, and baked goods. When you buy these kinds of things, you have the opportunity to taste the local flavors and creativity.

One of the things that I like to look for at farmers’ markets is the more specialty items like heirloom fruits and vegetables, organically produced goods, or ethnic ingredients.

Many markets feature local artisans selling handmade crafts, artwork, jewelry, and other creative goods. I like to pick these kinds of things up when I see them to give as gifts or souvenirs.

Really, the best thing to look for at a local farmers’ market is whatever you like.  


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Markets in the Las Vegas area

Las Vegas is quite the place to go to enjoy the lights and sounds of the casinos, but they also house some of the largest farmers’ markets in Nevada.

The Las Vegas Farmers Market is definitely the most popular market in Nevada. This market features a wide variety of local produce, gourmet food products, artisan crafts, and live music and entertainment.

Downtown 3rd Farmers Market is located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. This market is known for its fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other locally made products. It’s also well known for its lively atmosphere and diverse items for sale.



11 Best Farmers' Markets



It is located in the vibrant Downtown Summerlin area. It operates on Saturdays only and offers a very diverse selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, gourmet foods, artisanal products, and family-friendly activities.



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Farmers’ markets in the Reno area

Reno has been called the little Las Vegas, but I think it is a really beautiful place with gorgeous views of the Eastern Sierra Mountains.

The Reno Riverwalk Farmers’ Market is held along the picturesque Truckee River in downtown Reno. It is open only on Saturdays and has all the baked goods, vegetables, fruits, and crafts you could look for. The scenery really adds to its charm.

Sparks Farmers’ Market is not technically in Reno, but it is worth mentioning due to its proximity. This one is on Thursdays from June to September.

Village Market at Somersett is in the Somersett community in northwest Reno on Wednesdays from June to September. In addition to offering fruits, vegetables, and baked goods, the market also has food trucks to create a neighborhood atmosphere.

The Great Basin Community Food Co-op Farmers’ Market is in the Great Basin Community Co-op. It runs on Saturdays year-round and is a hub for sustainable and health-conscious shoppers.



11 Best Farmers' Markets



Farmers’ Markets in the Carson City area

Carson City is the capital of Nevada but still has a very strong community feel. 

The Capital City Farmers Market is on Saturdays from June to September. Besides all the amazing fresh produce and baked goods, this market also offers a wonderful variety of flowers and flower arrangements.

Carson Valley Farmers’ Market is held on the outskirts of Carson City in Gardnerville. Gardnerville has often been described as one of the most beautiful towns in Nevada because it is surrounded by the Eastern Sierra Mountains. This market runs on Wednesdays from June to September.

3rd & Curry St. Farmers’ Market is in downtown Carson City. It’s held on Saturdays from June to September. This area is a very popular spot for locals and tourists.

Carson Farmers’ Market is held on Saturdays from June to September at the historic Brewery Arts Center. This Arts Center features special events and activities.


Summer is synonymous with farmers’ markets. Whether you live in Nevada or are just visiting, it’s always a great time to visit any of the local farmers’ markets.

From the lively streets of Las Vegas to the quiet riverbanks of Carson City and Reno, these markets are a hub of local culture.

It’s nice to learn about all the fruits and vegetables native to the state and sample items that you might not have heard of before.  

The different areas of Nevada show the diversity the state offers, so next time you are in the area, check out one or more of the farmers’ markets. You’ll never regret purchasing locally grown fruit produce and baked goods.



11 Best Farmers' Markets


Nibbler Tip:  Always check the internet to confirm the days and times the markets are open.



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