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Farmers Market opens Wednesday

Amanda Hammon

From peaches to cherries, corn to potatoes, summer at the Pony Express Pavilion promises to be a haven for fresh produce.

The 9th annual Carson City Farmers Market opens Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s the market’s fourth season at the Pony Express Pavilion.

Right there with the fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables will be the people who grew them — something you won’t find in a grocery store aisle. This year, the market will feature more jams, sauces, herbs and restaurant foods than in past years.

Also during the market’s first day, representatives from the attorney general’s missing children’s clearinghouse will be offering child safety kits to parents. Stephanie Parker, crime prevention coordinator, said she hopes to give to any parent willing to take one a kit that includes fingerprints and Polaroid pictures of a child in a packet with room for other essential paperwork to give to police in the event of an abduction. Parker said targeting Carson City with the information comes in response to two attempted abductions near Seeliger Elementary School in May.

If you hanker for fresh fruits and veggies more than once a week, there are a variety of markets in the region at which to shop:

— Lampe Park Farmers Market, Highway 395 to Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. The market started June 5 and runs Wednesdays through October. Call 782-9828 for information.

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— Fallon’s market runs Thursdays from July 9 through Sept. 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Williams and Maine streets. Call 775-423-4556 for information.

— Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market, Victorian Square. The market runs Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 13 to Sept. 12. except for July 4 and Aug. 8 and 29.

— Reno Farmers Market, Village Center, California and Booth streets. The market runs Saturdays, June 15 through Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

— Park Lane Mall Farmers Market, Plumb Lane and Virginia Street, runs Tuesdays from June 11 to Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

— Tamarack Junction Casino Market, 13101 South Virginia St., runs Fridays June 14 to Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Call 746-5024 for information on all Reno and Sparks markets.

What: Carson City Farmers Market

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: the Pony Express Pavilion, Mills Park

For information on the Farmers Market call Shirley Adshade-Sponsler at 746-5024.

OTHER SUMMER EVENTS:

Carson City has a host of events to fill the summer into the fall. Mark your calendars now for these events:

— Friday’s @ Third Street runs Friday evenings through Sept. 14. Sponsored by Mom and Pop’s Diner, the event includes food, music and food in the downtown outdoors. Call 884-4411 for information.

— Taste of Downtown, June 15, is an annual fund-raiser for Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Call 883-7654 for information.

— Sierra Front Follies, July 6. Call 887-1294 for information.

— The Carson City Junior Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chili Cook Off on July 13. Call 684-0546 for information.

— Silver Dollar Car Classic July 26 to 28, a precursor to Reno’s popular Hot August Nights. Call 883-4173 for information.

— Salsa y Salsa annual Hispanic festival Sept. 14 and 15. Call 885-1055.

— Octoberfest, an annual fund-raiser for the Carson City Library on Oct. 5. Call 887-2244 for information.

— Nevada Day, this year celebrated Oct. 25 through 27 will include the annual parade and a music and heritage festival sponsored by the Brewery Arts Center.

The Carson City Redevelopment Authority provided $45,000 to help these events take place.