Fresh seasonal produce is great, but can be hard to find—especially when many local farmers markets are held midweek (or, worse yet, midday and midweek, when most of us are at work), or in inconvenient locations. (There is nothing quite like a 40-minute drive to North Las Vegas for a few cobs of corn.)
Fresh52 Farmers Market hopes to change that by bringing farm-fresh fruits and veggies to South Eastern Avenue on Sundays.
The bazaar, which features food and crafts, officially launched on June 20 in the parking lot of Sansone Park Place in Henderson (9480 S. Eastern Ave., just south of Interstate 215).
The 35-plus vendors offer a range of mostly California-grown produce (corn, asparagus, potatoes and more, along with strawberries, blueberries, cherries and other fruit), and prices are relatively reasonable: Packages of strawberries are $3.50 each (or three for $10), and a 12-ounce jar of salsa sells for $6.
A variety of prepared foods—homemade jams, hummus, salsa and hot sauces—are also available, as are fresh-baked pastry and desserts from Las Vegas-based SasaSweets, gourmet dog treats from the Culinary K9 and handmade doughnuts from Sin City Delights. Other vendors sell a range of items, from natural skin products to handmade jewelry.
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, fresh52.com.