Best Farmers Markets To Catch This Spring
Visiting local farmers markets is one of the best activities in the springtime. Whether you’re a local in search of fresh produce for dinner or you’re a visitor who wants to learn more about the fruits and vegetables in the area, make sure to stop by one of the city’s several farmers markets the next time you’re in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Products from local farmers can offer more flavor than typical grocery store options, and you may be able to find more organic items. These open-air markets can also be a great place to search for one-of-a-kind gifts like custom jewelry and handmade goods. Here’s a look at five of the best farmers markets to catch this Spring in and around Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Farmers Market
Co-sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Farmers Market is the oldest continuously running farmers market in the area. Established in 1998, these outdoor markets take place in three primary locations: Gardens Park in Summerlin South, Bruce Trent Park in Summerlin, and Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs.
Head to the Gardens Park market every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the year as long as weather permits. This is a great spot to visit if you’re in the southwest part of the city, and this open-air market is uniquely co-sponsored by the Summerlin Council.
Every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can stop by the Bruce Trent market to sample freshly baked bread and local produce, and check out the many vendors who offer handmade jewelry and crafts. Visit Floyd Lamb Park on the first and third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to check out the fresh fruits and veggies as well as the various family-friendly attractions.
Connors Farmers Markets
If you’re looking for a market where you can chat with the farmer who grew your food, stop by Connors Farmers Markets. Here, they require all vendors to have a “growers certificate” to show that they grew the produce, rather than relying on an external source for their fruits and vegetables.
These markets focus on health and food education, making them great places to visit if you want to learn more about the things you eat. They even encourage visitors to ask farmers about the nutritional value and makeup of the products they sell. These markets have two primary locations: Sam’s Town Hotel on the Boulder Strip and The District in Henderson. Head to Sam’s Town Hotel every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or visit The District on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to browse the selection of healthy foods they offer.
The Intuitive Forager Farmers Market
Head to the Intuitive Forager Farmers Market, also called the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market because of its location, for a trendy open-air shopping experience. This market is popular among local chefs and is a great place to visit to get a taste of the local produce in Las Vegas.
Open every Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., this market offers a variety of locally grown foods, jams, spices, and pre-made sandwiches, making it a great place to grab a bite and explore. This market opened in 2012 to connect the community to farmers in the area, supporting the farm-to-table food movement. Located in a repurposed bus depot, this market offers air conditioning and live musical performers to enjoy while browsing.
Fresh52 Farmers and Artisan Market
The Fresh52 Farmers and Artisan Market offer a beautiful open-air shopping experience, where you can chat with local vendors and sample their fruits, vegetables, and pastries while deciding what you want to buy. You can visit every Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Village at Lake Las Vegas, every first and third Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Inspirada at Solista Park, and the second Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sun City Anthem.
If you have a furry friend, you may want to check out various vendors offering pet products. Here, you can also find several places to buy locally made gifts, like jewelry, crafts, and clothing, making it the perfect place to shop for a souvenir if you’re only visiting Las Vegas. You’ll also notice several unique booths offering organic teas, vegan food items, and fresh baked goods, making this a great stop no matter your craving.
Country Fresh Farmers Market
If you’re looking for fresh produce from Nevada and California, stop by Country Fresh Farmers Market in Henderson, Nevada. Stop by this market outside of Henderson City Hall every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion. Here you’ll find a variety of fresh and prepared goods, from organic fruits and vegetables to kettle corn, pasta, and bakery items.
You can also sample a variety of specialty foods like salsas, jams, and fresh clover honey. If you want to grab a bite, stop by one of their food trucks to sample cuisine from local restaurants while you shop. You may also find various handmade crafts and gift items here, making it a great place to spend an afternoon.
Well, there you have it, the five best farmers markets to catch in Las Vegas this spring. Check out the exciting places we recommended, and sample the delicious flavors and beautiful handcrafts local vendors offer. Whether you’re searching for a unique souvenir or fresh ingredients to use for dinner, you’ll love what you find at one of the farmers markets in this area.
If you notice your favorite market is missing from our list or you discover a hidden gem and want to let others know, feel free to contact us, and we’ll be more sure to check it out or ourselves.
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