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New Las Vegas Open-air Market Benefits Local Vendors, Non-profit Community Garden and Community At Large

Published on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 (3:27 p.m.)

“Marketplace at The Roots” is Hosted by Vegas Roots Community Garden

LAS VEGAS, NV., Jan 14, 2013 – Vegas Roots Community Garden (VegasRoots.org), the oldest community garden in Las Vegas, is hosting a series of events entitled Marketplace at The Roots, beginning on Saturday, Jan. 19th, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Garden’s property at 715 N. Tonopah Drive.

The newest addition to the many events held at Vegas Roots throughout the year, Marketplace at The Roots, organized by Xena Foreman, offers the Las Vegas community an opportunity to visit and tour the garden, shop with a collective of an expected 20 to 30 local vendors, pick organic produce and enjoy a lively musical background.

Together We Can, a 501©3 non-profit organization, is the sponsor of Vegas Roots Community Garden, that boasts a spacious 4 ½ acres very near to downtown Las Vegas and an ideal place for an open-air market.

Though the vendors at the Marketplace events will vary somewhat with each market, the offerings will always include as wide a variety of goods as possible.

According to Foreman, unique, one-of-a-kind and handmade gifts, artwork, crafts, soaps and body products, artisan jewelry, delicious food and more will be the standard for the types of offerings presented at each Marketplace.

Parking is plentiful and secure. And both parking and admission to the Marketplace is free. The Garden has a nice playground and parents are invited to bring their children to the Marketplace to enjoy it and to learn how food grows.

As a non-profit, Vegas Roots benefits from Marketplace at The Roots by getting greater exposure to the Las Vegas community and also from a small fee that each vendor pays to use the space.

The vendors also benefit from the low set-up fee and enjoy the same increased exposure to new customers within their community.

And of course, the community benefits by having access to excellent products at reasonable prices, immersion in a peaceful green space in the heart of a metropolitan area and the knowledge that their presence and patronage allows their community garden to do more for them in the future.

Miss Foreman says "It is my vision to collectively bring people together and have a wonderful time while supporting local small businesses, and raising awareness about what can be organically grown in our Las Vegas desert climate. This is a venue that all Las Vegas residents can feel good about."

Starting in February and going through May, the Marketplace will take place on the second and third Saturdays of each month.

These events are open to the public and all are welcome.

Full details on the Marketplace can be found at: http://VegasRoots.org/marketplace-at-the-roots

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