I finally had a chance to go check out the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market today with a friend. It's almost all indoors which is neat (I guess I didn't need to get the kids all sun blocked up to go, but I guess better safe then sorry). There were about four different Nevada farmers selling produce. Also, Fresh Breads, Salsa, Flowers, Honey, Gifts, Spices and Herbs, Dried Fruits, Organic Tamales, Coffee, Popcorn, Nuts, Salts and much more. There was a booth set up all about gardening in the Mohave desert and free packets of information that I picked up. I will have to scan some of the pages and post them on here, because there is some really awesome information on growing in this Las Vegas Valley.
I left with a large bag of dried apple slices, one bunch of baby carrots, a tray of wheat grass (lady said it would grow back up to 3 times after I cut it, too cool!), a couple of cippolini onions, small baby potatoes, 4 organic tamales (I'm dying to try these!) and some green chille sauce to go with tamales, also some honey sticks for the kids. I almost forgot, we picked up these strange Italian greens. I can't even remember what their called (going to have to google that one), but it has an amazing salty flavor like nothing else I have ever tasted. I am going to chop it up and put it into some eggs this weekend. I will keep you posted on how that goes :)
We had a great morning walking around with the kids and met some really nice people. I honestly can't wait to go back. I didn't want to be annoying with my camera (I already had my kids and stroller with me) so I snapped a few pictures. There was so much more stuff there than what's pictured below, but I figured I would post them anyway :)
This colorful cauliflower is soooo cool!
My kids said they would not eat it though, ha-ha maybe next time.
Yum!! We love tamales and had to pick up a few. There were so many unique kinds to choose from.
They have them available already frozen so you can take them with you and steam them up at home whenever. They were a little expensive, $5 per tamale, but they are organic with non-gmo corn used so maybe it's worth it. I will post the results after we eat them :)
The biggest shock of the whole morning was when I saw this Mendocino Salt! This is our favorite salt ever. We get it every time we visit Mendocino and just ordered some online a few months ago to replenish our spice cabinet since we are not planning any trip there this year :( I guess now I know I can get it here from now on. So Awesome!!!