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Wed. Farmer's Market on Rampart...remember, its in Las Vegas so don't get your hopes up too much!

janetofreno | Sep 26, 200910:10 PM

Las Vegas is obviously not known for Farmer's Markets...the reason is simple...very few things are grown here.

That being said, the other day I went to the Wednesday Farmer's Market at the corner of Rampart and Vegas Blvd. for the first time. This is less than a mile from my new house, so I figured it was worth the short drive.

Only a handful of produce booths, but what was there was good quality and reasonably priced, IMO. Most of it comes from Southeastern California and Utah, although there was some stuff from the Central Valley (Fresno area). I found some excellent okra, also good tomatoes at 2.00 a pound. Hard to find good tomatoes in Vegas, so that was good. I bought three large tomatoes, some peaches (they were just so-so), a pound of okra, a very nice eggplant, some chilis, and a pound of brussel sprouts (very good!) and only spent about 12 bucks, so I felt it was worth it...

One thing I did notice was a booth selling "New York Style Italian" that had great smells coming from it...and very reasonable prices for that sort of venue. It also had a long line, and I had to be somewhere else quicly, so I didn't sample anything. Any of hte hounds know what restaurant it might be connected to? Anyway, I definitely plan on going back and trying one of their meatball sandwhiches.....

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