Monday, April 8, 2013

The Farmer's Market

Main aisle of the Farmer's Market at Richmar Plaza

Well Sunday we went to the local Farmer's Market.  Las Vegas has several active Farmer's Markets; this one is at the Richmar Plaza every Saturday and Sunday, in the Silverado Ranch area.

Farmer's Markets are  a great way to get  wonderful fresh vegetables and fruits, not to mention other goodies, and to support the people who offer organic and artisan foods and other handmade goods..

Our first stop was the Murray Family Farms booth.  Their farm is just outside of Bakersfield, CA, and their booth had a great array of citrus fruits, including blood oranges and different grapefruit varieties:

Blood Oranges

We also availed ourselves of some fresh pomegranate juice and lovely asparagus:

Pomegranate juice booth
Asparagus etc

I did not get the balsamic vinegar today because we still have some, but I will say that the 12-year aged balsamic from Bistro Blends of Napa Valley is some of the best I've had.

The last items we got today were strawberries -- don't those look good! -- and the handcrafted sausages:


Handcrafted sausages

We chose the jalapeno and cheese sausages and had them for dinner, fried up with some portobella mushrooms and onions.  It was a very simple and satisfying meal.

We also got some flavored popcorn (non-GMO), an avocado, and a bag of fresh sugar snap peas.

There were food booths too, and the sound of live music wafted over the whole area:

Live music at the Farmer's Market
 All in all it was a very enjoyable outing, and it always feels good to support the small businesses who work so hard to supply us with the very best foods, whether fresh fruits and vegetables or prepared items.

Until next time,


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