In an effort to create a more sustainable community this Earth Day, the city of Las Vegas is hosting its first ever Farmer’s Market on the front plaza at City Hall on Wednesday, April 16, at 495 S. Main Street, free parking at 500 S. Main Street garage with validation. The market will be held during the City Council meeting, so guests may partake in both the meeting and the market or get a few fresh, organic items on their way home. The event is open to the public and begins at 8:30 a.m. and will be open until 1 p.m. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will officially kick off the event at 8:45 a.m.
More than 15 vendors will be present with a wide variety of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. The market is curated by Kerry Clasby, the Intuitive Forager who organizes the Downtown 3rd Farmer’s Market each Friday. Local honey, a mainstay for some allergy sufferers, will be available in both liquid form and honeycomb. Artisans will be on hand with their handmade creations of jewelry, scarves and many more artistic items. A vegan bakery, kettle corn, fresh pasta and gourmet sauces will also be on hand. In addition, there will be a kids craft center and chef demonstrations for those who want a few tips on cooking up their items.
The city of Las Vegas is committed to creating a sustainable community to make life better for our residents. The city of Las Vegas celebrates Earth Day 2014 (April 22) by bringing our residents this Farmer’s Market. Residents can be green and support our local economy just by purchasing locally grown produce at Farmers Markets throughout the city. From a sustainability perspective the food is typically fresher, more nutritious and requires less packaging and refrigeration than food that must be shipped long distances. To find out more about the city’s sustainability efforts visit us at http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/sustaininglasvegas/