We may be approaching the middle of summer, but fear not my fellow foodies, The Farmers Market at The Summit is back this season. Follow the aisles to limes and tomatoes and beets… Oh my! Check it out on Tuesdays and Saturdays, now through September from 9am – 1pm. There are plenty of reasons to love this tradition, but here are just a few of our favorite Farmers Market perks.

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Read more: 5 Reasons to Love The Summit Farmers Market

WRITTEN BY MARISA GANCZ 

In Northern Nevada, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant, a sensational up-and-coming chef, a must-try dish, and an event that celebrates all of this. The Nevada Restaurant Association has created an edible experience that makes it easy for the community to dine out for a cause this upcoming July 24 – 30. During its inaugural Nevada Breakfast Week, many participating restaurants will turn your dining experiences into philanthropic ones as we celebrate this year’s National Culinary Arts Month. 

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Read more: Nevada Breakfast Week Sets Students Up For Success

WRITTEN BY ASHLEY JEPPSON
PHOTOS COURTESY OF NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Summertime is synonymous with local food here in Reno-Tahoe — or at least it should be. There’s nothing better than biting into a perfectly ripe cherry tomato from Fallon, slicing up a Yerington onion for your gazpacho (because it’s too hot to cook anything), or sweetening your iced tea with Reno honey … or is there? What if you could meet your farmer — and learn about where and how that tomato was grown —– right from the grocery store or restaurant menu?

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Read more: Meeting the People Growing Your Food Has Never Been Easier

WRITTEN BY CODY WITT
PHOTOS COURTESY OF FULL CIRCLE SOILS & COMPOST

Before we get into all of Full Circle’s awesome Nevada gardening information for summer, have you ever seen THE COMPOST KING rapping and dancing on beautiful piles of luscious compost? Well, here is your chance … 

Read more: Summer Gardening and ’Mater Maintenance

WRITTEN BY CODY WITT
PHOTOS COURTESY OF FULL CIRCLE SOILS & COMPOST

Transplanting Tomatoes

Farmer Craig in front of Nevada-grown tomatoes started from seed. All are grown in Nevada-made, all-natural SOAR Potting Mix.


If you’re like us, all those April showers have you beyond excited to get in the garden and start transplanting the seedlings you’ve started indoors. But before you roll up your sleeves and dig in, take a gander at our tips for proper transplanting and companion growing. Before you know it, you’ll be an expert in all things plant companions, transplanting, and tomato tending.

Read more: Full Circle’s Plantastic Tips for Transplanting, Companion Growing, and More

WRITTEN BY AMANDA BURDEN
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHEA EVANS

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If you like Nevada beer and spirits — and the people who make them — they REALLY need your help before April 10! AB-431 is a dangerous bill to their livelihoods and to our growing local beer and spirits culture. Please register your disapproval of this bill by visiting this link: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/79th2017/A/ (add the bill number, fill out your info, and add a comment if you would like). To make it easy, you can use the below comment with your entry or some version of it: 

Read more: Take Action to Support Our Local Brewers and Distilleries

WRITTEN BY CODY WITT
PHOTOS COURTESY OF FULL CIRCLE SOILS & COMPOST

 

With the recent spring showers (and sunny days just around the corner), we’re all eager to get our hands in the ground and finally start gardening. But not so fast! From landscape to gardens, let’s take a quick look around the backyard to make sure your soil is fully prepped to receive new plants. Here are Full Circle’s must-dos before digging in.

Which Full Circle products will you need?

  • For prepping soil, use BOOST Soil Amendment.
  • For a filler soil for gardens, use KICK Garden Soil.
  • For growing in containers with last year’s soil, prep with BOOST Soil Amendment.
  • For filling new containers or starting seeds, use SOAR Potting Mix.

(To find Nevada-made, all-natural, Full Circle Soils & Compost products, please click here and visit the Full Circle FIND US page)

Seeding and sodding your lawn (BOOSTing for a lush, green lawn)

Follow these simple steps to get your lawn in tip-top shape for a summer of luscious grass. By building organic matter in your soil, you can even start saving water. The goal is a healthy lawn that needs less attention from you!

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In as little as 14 days, Full Circle brought this bare lawn in Gardnerville, Nev., back to life with just grass seed and ¼ inch of BOOST.

Read more: Get Your Soil Alive and Ready for Bountiful Growing This Spring

See what 6,300 feet elevation can do for your soul at Granlibakken Tahoe.


WRITTEN BY ANNORA MCGARRY
PHOTOS COURTESY OF GRANLIBAKKEN TAHOE

Full Weekend of Events just $240

Imagine a soulful weekend reconnecting with nature, invigorating yourself with daily yoga sessions, and enjoying music and meditation in abundance. Surrounded by the majestic yet peaceful scenery of North Lake Tahoe, reset and relax before a busy summer season.

Just imagine if you could immerse yourself in this soulful retreat for just $240!

Well, now you can. That’s right—the full weekend of events for the Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival, or RAY, can be had for just $240 per person. This rate includes 12 workshops over three days, taught by local Tahoe yoga instructors, healers, and wellness experts, as well as meals and social hours. 

Sunrise Yoga

Start each day of RAY with a refreshing Sunrise Yoga and Meditation class.

Read more: Inaugural Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival in Tahoe

ELEVATING THE SKI TRIP

How a restaurant at 6,200 feet builds an experience around the meal.

WRITTEN BY SUZIE DUNDAS
PHOTOS COURTESY OF HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE

At first glance, it wouldn’t seem as if Lone Eagle Grille’s chefs need to worry too much about keeping their restaurant servers busy. With a classic mountain-lodge-of-yesteryear feeling and a stunning location on Tahoe’s picturesque north shore, it’s easy to imagine this restaurant coasting on its atmosphere alone. 

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However, chef de cuisine Shane Hammett says that’s not the case. He and his culinary team, along with the restaurant managers and resort staff, are tirelessly working to create for guests something they can’t get at just any Tahoe restaurant: a thoughtful and authentic gourmet experience.

Read more: Elevating the Ski Trip

WRITTEN BY SPENCER SPELLMAN

Bucket lists are out, and in are vision boards, challenges, and projects with attainable goals and start and end dates, such as 52-week and 12-month challenges. And it’s just that line of thought that’s led to my big 2017 project, Cocktail Chronicles: 52 Weeks of Cocktails. 

Truth be told, this all began a few years ago in an effort to innovate my life. On my 30th birthday, rather than wallow in self-pity and a bathtub of wine (not that there’s anything wrong with that) about my 20s being over, I was instead running down a volcano in Maui with a parachute strapped to my back. A few seconds later and I was paragliding over Maui’s Upcountry. What resulted was a year of attempting to do at least 30 things that I had never done but had always wanted to do.

I did 38.

Read more: 52 Weeks of Cocktails

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