Downtown 3rd Farmers Market Kicks Off!

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Something extraordinary started Friday morning in downtown Las Vegas: a confluence of fresh food and fun that might prove every bit as revolutionary as anything going on at the Mob Museum or the Smith Center. And it did so in something of a false start, in an ad hoc location, with only a fraction of the vendors that will one day make the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market a happening every chef and foodie in town will want to attend.

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Fresh 52 Farmers Market Pads Purveyors, Pushes Pulchritudinous Produce

Farmers markets keep getting bigger and better throughout our humble burg, and this Saturday, Fresh 52 is bringing forth a replenished plethora of plenty, an abundance of alimentary allure, if you will, by adding some mighty fine producers of fresh produce to its already strong lineup. (ELV is beginning to view the various markets as competing sports teams, each bidding for the best talent.)

The good news is everyone benefits from this vegetable escalation, and Las Vegans can now eat fresher than ever — certainly much better than we did a few years ago, when the term “farmers market” was more synonymous with caramel corn and crafts than with any consistent, concupiscent cornucopia. Continue after this groovy video for a complete list of the farms and healthy things Carrie Hogan has added to her already healthy lineup of legumes.

Confirmed Farms                             Location Highlighted Items
Jaime Farms                                       Industry,CA                        Tri-Color Bell Peppers, Starship Squash, Cococelle
Squash, Heirloom Melons, Mixed Carrots
Coleman Farms                                 Carpenteria,CA                 Whole Head Artisan Lettuces, Whole Head Baby Lettuces, Culinary Herbs
Pudwell Farms                                  Nipomo,CA                         Red, Gold, Orange Raspberries, Mara des Bois Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries
Harry’s Berries                                   Oxnard,CA                          The one and only
Coastal Farms                                    Ventura,CA                        Organic – Baby Heirloom Cherry Toms and Heirloom Tomatoes
Shanley Farm                                     Visalia,CA                            Finger Limes
Weiser Farms                                    Tehachapi,CA                    Pee Wee Heirloom Potatoes, Laker Baker Potatoes, Heirloom Melons
Maggie Farms                                    Watsonville,CA                 Premium Salad Mixes (Stellar Mix ((a blend of baby lettuces, herbs, and flowers and Italian Mix)
Burkhart Farms                                  Dinuba,CA                          Organic – Stonefuits
Tutti Frutti                                           Lompoc,CA                         Organic – Heirloom Tomatoes, Torpedo Onions, and Cauliflower
Adam’s Ranch                                    Strathmore, CA                 Olive Oils, Stuffed Olives