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Tahoe City Solstice Festival – June 19-22. 2014   Leave a comment


The Tahoe City Downtown Association invites you to join them for a Summer Solstice Festival. Events include a farmers market, classic car show, a wine walk and concerts on Commons Beach among an array of other delights.

Tahoe City is home to a plethora of fine restaurants, many with lake views, plenty of shopping and is the jump off spot to some of our finest bike trails along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River. Don’t have a bike? Well you can rent one! Or just take a stroll if that’s more your speed.

The Truckee River in Tahoe City is Lake Tahoe’s only outlet, so be sure to stop at Fanny Bridge. How did it get its name? You’ll soon find out. Peer down into the turquoise blue waters at the river’s mouth to spot the mega sized Mackinaw and Rainbow Trout. Bring change. The local Girl Scout troops often stock fish food near the bridge. (Don’t feed them potato chips and Cheetos. They’re as bad for the fish as they are for you!)

For more information on ALL the events in Tahoe City for the Solstice Festival, here is the link:




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Local Farmer’s Markets Are Back!   Leave a comment


Every time I read publications like ‘Edible Reno Tahoe’ I’m so inspired and proud of our area. The farm to fork movement is huge here, and with local growers from California and Nevada so nearby, we are blessed to have access to so much farm fresh produce.

The farmer’s markets not only feature fresh produce, but locally made candies, soaps, candles, crafts and a great deal more.







Farmers market at Tunnel Creek (Old Ponderosa Ranch Property)

1115 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village

4-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 1-Sept. 25


Farmers market in Tahoe City, Commons Beach

Commons Beach Road and North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, May 22-June 19 and Aug. 28-Sept. 25


Farmers market in Tahoe City, Tahoe Lake Elementary School

375 Grove Street, Tahoe City

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, June 26-Aug. 21


Farmers market at the Tahoe Biltmore

5 U.S. Highway 28, Crystal Bay

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays, June 6-Sept. 26, no market July 4



Farmers market at Truckee River Regional Park

10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267

8 a.m to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, June 10-Oct. 14


Farmers market at Truckee Thursdays

Downtown Truckee

5-9 p.m. Thursdays, June 12-Aug. 21


Click on Foothill Farmer’s Markets for more information on other areas they participate at.

And don’t forget, if you can’t make it to our local farmer’s markets, Tahoe City and Truckee are the home to New Moon Natural Foods which feature organic produce and fresh deli’s.

Kings Beach is the home to the new Tahoe Central Market which focuses on organic produce grown locally and sports a deli and juice bar.




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Tour De Manure- June 21st   Leave a comment


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Just twenty five miles north of Truckee lies the sleepy little village of Sierraville, just on the edge of the Tahoe sized valley known as the Sierra Valley. The Sierra Valley is a great place for cows, wildflowers and a variety of birds, and it’s also an awesome place to go bike riding. You can ride a big level circle around the valley and marvel at the birds arising from the wet spots, or do a bit of climbing by heading just north of the valley to Frenchman’s Lake or Davis Lake. You can take the short jaunt to ride the Sierra Valley anytime, but one great option is to arrive on a summer Friday, when the Sierra Farmers Market is in session just a bit south of Beckwourth. The best way to ride the valley, however, is to be a part of the Tour De Manure. This year set for June 21st.


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The Tour De Manure is a metric century ride, which at 62 miles is much more civilized then the grueling 100 milers. It circles the Sierra Valley, giving you plenty of opportunity to decipher how it gets its name. It starts and ends at the Sierraville Volunteer Fire House, which is appropriate because it is a major fundraiser for the Sierraville Fire Department. When you finish, inside that firehouse you will find lots of excellent food and drink, and outside you will find a party going on, with a band, and lots of Tahoe and Truckee locals enjoying a hopefully beautiful sunny day.

For information or to register go to . In addition to registration, this year the inaugural Tour De Manure bike jersey is available for purchase. Don’t you want a raging bull on your back while you are riding through the farm land?


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