marketshoppers2The 6th annual Ely Renaissance Farmers Market will commence Saturday Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and continue each Saturday through Sept. 20 at the Renaissance Village. The highlight again this year will be “tomatoes that taste like tomatoes should” and multiple vegetables all certified organically grown and picked fresh at Lattin Farms in Fallon and transported to Ely with the help of Gust Electric.

The market will have gourmet jams, pasta sauce, salad dressings, Nevada Natural Honey, California Walnuts and Almonds will also be available. The Renaissance Market will also have tree ripened fresh picked peaches, pears and other fruits from the grove at Idaho’s Snake River Valley. Fresh baked goods will also return featuring gourmet breads and pastries.

Favorites such as fresh homemade peach ice cream, flavored sun tea and “Made in Nevada” Salsa.

All of the produce mentioned above are purchased and sold by the Ely Renaissance Society. All proceeds from the market go towards Renaissance projects. In addition to the Renaissance Society, the market will have at least five additional local vendors selling locally grown fruits and vegetables, jam and specialty food items. A new vendor this year will sell fresh homemade tamale lunch plates. All proceeds from the lunch plates will benefit the local Food Bank.

Again this year Senior Nutrition Coupons will be accepted at the market for fruits, vegetables, honey and nuts.

Coffee and fresh baked pastries will be available before the market opens until 11 a.m.

“Come early and join the fun,” Phil Liebold, one of the market’s organizers, said. “We are always looking for volunteers to help with the market even if you could only spare an hour or two. We especially need help late each Friday, the day before Saturdays Markets, to help unload the produce and set up and again early Saturday morning arrange the produce. Volunteer especially if you are new in town, you’ll meet some great people.”

Those interested should contact Liebold at 775-289-8364.