For the past four years, I have lamented the lack of good, locally grown produce in Las Vegas. The local "Farmers Markets" are full of cooked food vendors and crafts with maybe one farmer whose price are sky high. We don't have any CSA's in town. It is sad, sad, sad.
We recently moved and the name of our new street is the same as a local "orchard". I vaguely recall reading an article or something on the orchard when we first moved to town, but never investigated any further. Until today and what a wonderful, wonderful place it is! The best part is that it is a mere 5 minute drive from our home!
Gilcrease Orchard is a local farm open three half-days a week. It is pick your own and prices run about $1.00/pound. It is the most beautiful this local-produce craving Mama has ever seen. We bought the largest zucchini and cucumbers I have ever seen in my life. We also picked tomatoes, eggplant, and pears. I don't know why it took me so long to get there, but I plan to go back as often as I need fresh veggies and fruit.