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Open-air market in Las Vegas, 'Marketplace at the Roots,' off to a good start
Published on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 (6:30 p.m.)Vegas Roots Community Garden Hosts Second in Series of Eight Marketplace Events
LAS VEGAS, NV., Feb 6, 2013 – Vegas Roots Community Garden (VegasRoots.org), the oldest community garden in Las Vegas, is hosting the second in a series of events entitled Marketplace at The Roots, on Saturday, Feb, 9th 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Garden’s property at 715 N. Tonopah Drive.
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 20 or more local vendors, pick organic produce and enjoy a lively, and often live, musical background.
According to Foreman, each Marketplace will offer unique, one-of-a-kind and handmade gifts, artwork, crafts, soaps and body products, artisan jewelry, delicious food and more.
The first Marketplace of the year, held on January 19th, did well, with approximately 200 guests arriving and enjoying the unique atmosphere. The fun included dancing and hoola-hooping to the tunes of a popular local band, ONEness Vibe.
An ideal place for an open-air market, Vegas Roots Community Garden is a non-profit organization offering a spacious 4 ½ acres very near to downtown Las Vegas.
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.
Ms. Foreman says "My vision for Marketplace at The Roots is to bring awareness and support to Vegas Roots Community Garden, local businesses, artists and organizations. I want this venue to be an atmosphere that is fun, inspiring and one that the entire Las Vegas community feels welcome to.”
This month 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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