Photo special to the Times  The 8th annual Ely Renaissance Farmers Market will be held on Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Village.

Photo special to the Times
The 8th annual Ely Renaissance Farmers Market will be held on Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Village.

The 8th annual Ely Renaissance Farmers Market will be held the following Saturdays; Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Village.

The highlight again this year will be “tomatoes that taste like a tomato should,” according to Phil Leibold, market manager.

The first market will feature multiple vegetables that are certified organically grown, picked fresh from Fallon’s Lattin Farms.

“We will also have cantaloupe, watermelon, gourmet jams, pasta sauce, salad dressings, and Nevada Natural Honey,” Leibold said.

The Renaissance Market will also have tree ripened, fresh picked Utah peaches, pears and other fruits. Fresh baked goods will also return featuring gourmet breads and pastries.

Of course, the market would not be the same without homemade peach ice cream, flavored sun tea and “Made in Nevada Killer Salsas.”

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 feature local vendors selling locally grown fruits and vegetables, jam and specialty food items.

Again this year, Senior Nutrition Coupons will be accepted. New this year, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) coupons will be accepted at the market also for non-processed fruits and vegetables.

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

Come early and join the fun. The Society is always looking for volunteers to help with the market even if they can only spare an hour or two. They especially need help late each Friday, the day before Saturday’s Markets, to help unload the produce and set up and again early Saturday morning to arrange the produce.

Volunteer especially if you are new in town, you’ll meet some great people. If you are interested being a vendor or volunteering, call Phil at 702-283-7510 (cell) or Lorraine Clark at 775-289-8769

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