The Carson Farmers Market will hold its summer season June 5 to Sept. 25 in a temporary location.
The market is moving to the parking lot at 412 N. Stewart St., east of the Carson Nugget.
The market will run every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Per CDC guidelines and Gov. Steve Sisolak’s orders, only unvaccinated participants must wear masks. But beyond that restriction, the farmers market expects an almost full return to normalcy.
According to Market Manager Breana Coons, visitors can look forward to music, seating, and mingling — all previously discouraged under COVID-19 restrictions.
Customers can also look forward to several new vendors, like Minton Farms, Rodriguez Bros. Ranch, Holley Family Farms, and Pleasant Valley Farms. Popular returning vendors include Castle Rock Jewelry, Butler Meats, Calolea Olive Oil and Freshway Fish.
Coons said the market is hosting an average of 60 vendors. That’s a sharp increase, compared to 33 vendors in 2020, and 47 vendors in 2019.
As for the market’s relocation, it’s only a temporary move due to construction. Vendors and customers can expect to reclaim the lot along Curry and Third street next year — though, it won’t look quite the same.
Approved last week by the Board of Supervisors, the Curry Street Sidewalk and Utility Project and the Third Street Parking Lot Reconstruction Project will end up removing a few trees from the old lot. This will give vendors and customers more space for the market, but less shade.
The Board awarded the project contract to Sierra Nevada Construction Inc. The proposed bid outlines a $2 million parking lot and streetscape improvement plan. The contract requires that the final total cost not exceed $2.3 million.
For a full vendor list at the Carson Farmer’s Market website at https://carsonfarmersmarket.com/.