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“Bet On The Farm” Announces Thursday December 1, 2011 Opening at Springs Preserve

After an absence of nine months, Doug Taylor, Executive Pastry Chef  with Mario Batali and Lidia and Joe Bastianich’s three premier Vegas restaurants and founder of Bet on The Farm Farmers Market in Las Vegas contacted Dice Tomatoes last night to advise that Bet On The Farm would be opening at the Springs Preserve on Thursday, December 1, 2011.

We’ll be contacting Doug today for details about the opening but we did have a chance to contact Dawn Barraclough at the Springs Preserve who commented that the Spings is very excited about hosting the market and confirmed there would be no admission or parking charges for Bet On The Farm shoppers.

More to follow:

John Donovan
General Manager
Dice Tomatoes

 

 

(Republished with permission of La Voce News Magazine Las Vegas, Nevada)

THE ANNUAL FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

An Annual Las Vegas Family-Centric Event With Italian Roots

Happy Anniversary La Voce!

My annual Fall Harvest Event held on ‘The Farm’ each year will open on October 7, 2011, about the same time that this 10th anniversary issue of the La Voce News Magazine is published.

I love reading La Voce and always look forward to seeing those wonderful faded family pictures, some taken years ago of horses pulling carts of merchandise down the streets of New York or Chicago.

I have Italian grandparents and I often reflect on my own precious pictures of my grandparents moving product to market with horse drawn carts.

My family has been a part of Southern Nevada since 1927, and if my grandparents visited my farm in North West Las Vegas today, in many ways they would feel right at home.

I’ve been working the farm 50 years and we still have horses and carts, cows, pigs and goats, raise a large number of chickens, geese, quail, even peacocks, and sell their eggs off the farm along with honey from our resident bee population, preserves, breads, all of which my grandfather in those faded pictures would probably think was pretty boring as it was the same natural and wholesome food that he was consuming at the turn of the 20th Century.

Everything here on The Farm is real. It is also a sanctuary for animals and birds of every kind imaginable that somehow find their way here, and I never turn them away. We have a chicken that is over 20 years old, and like all the others he seems to enjoy each day, always gets good food, clean water and protection from the elements.

While our family of four legged, two legged and no legged animals has grown into the hundreds, so has the support from our community that now includes multiple generations who find The Farm to be a special place to escape, if only for a short time, from the rigors of modern life here in Vegas. There is nothing plastic here; everything is real, including the volunteers that help me maintain the property and to whom I am deeply indebted.

Each weekend in October we create a wonderful community Fall Festival here on the farm based on that same philosophy: keep it real. Thousands will visit us and share what life was like many years ago and just have fun, visit with our animals, listen to music, consume some great cooked-on-the-spot food, see what ‘real’ pumpkins look like, and sample and purchase local varieties of squash that perhaps they have never seen before.

I hope that La Voce continues to build on their tradition of service to our community for decades to come.

After all, isn’t it all about family?

Sharon Linsenbardt
The Farm
7222 West Grand Teton Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89131
702-982-8000
www.thelasvegasfarm.com

Dice Tomatoes: 24 Hours of Reality. A Presentation Delivered In Locations Around The World, Sponsored By Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

September 9, 2011
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Dice Tomatoes:  24 Hours of Reality. A Presentation Delivered In Locations Around The World, Sponsored By Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore We are posting this invitation received by Doug Taylor, Executive Pastry Chef,  B&B Ristorante, Carnevino Italian Steak House and OTTO, Las Vegas. JOIN US on Sept. 14-15 for 24 Hours of Reality. A presentation delivered […]

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Batali’s Las Vegas Restaurants Partner With Lincoln County NV Producers Cooperative’s 2011 “Cuisine In The Country”

August 12, 2011
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Batali’s Las Vegas Restaurants Partner With Lincoln County NV Producers Cooperative’s 2011 “Cuisine In The Country” Amazing food in the country. The chefs of Mario Batali’s Las Vegas restaurants, B&B Ristorante, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, and Otto Pizzeria, are partnering with the Lincoln County, NV Producer’s Cooperative for the second year to bring you “Cuisine in […]

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Dice Tomatoes Radio Announces Expanded Broadcast Capabilities: Wireless Digital Phone Integration

July 20, 2011
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NEW TECHNOLOGY CHANGES EVERYTHING Dice Tomatoes is pleased to announce the introduction of new wireless phone technology that expands the reach of its studio and remote broadcasts across the Las Vegas Valley or to any part of the world that support a telephone connection. Until now, according to John V. Donovan, General Manager of Dice Tomatoes, guests on […]

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Dice Tomatoes: Herbs By Diane Farmers Market Schedule June 1 – 6, 2011

June 1, 2011
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Hi all, I will have the following items available at the following market this week, June 1, 2011, in limited supply. Friday – Boulder City Senior Center, 813 Arizona St, (inside), 8AM til noon. Directions are at the end of this email. Let me know if you are interested in anything this week and where you […]

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Dice Tomatoes: Herbs By Diane – Not Attneding Any Farmers Market Week Of May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011
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Hi all, SORRY TO SAY I WILL NOT BE ATTENDING ANY FARMERS MARKETS THIS WEEK. JUST NEED TO GIVE MY HUSBAND’S BACK A WELL NEEDED REST. I will have the following items available for PICK UP AT OUR HOME in Boulder City. This is probably be my last week for garlic scapes. Leeks, large $2, […]

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Dice Tomatoes: Herbs By Diane Farmers Market Schedule May 10th. – 17th., 2011

May 12, 2011
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I will have the following items available at the following markets this week. Limited supply. Thursday – Henderson Water Street Farmers Market, next to City Hall, 9AM til 2PM (This is the last week I will be there) Friday – Country Fresh Farmers Market II, 200 S. Green Valley Pky, Henderson, 10AM til 2PM (grand […]

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Southern Nevada Producers Meeting Scheduled For Monday, May 9, 2011 from 1PM To 3PM – Farmers Market Update

May 4, 2011

I have scheduled a Producer meeting for Monday, May 9, from 1 PM to 3 PM. Please contact your local extension office for access to compressed video for the meeting. I do not have the room designated yet in the Las Vegas office but will notify you when I do. Agenda · Farmers Market Update: […]

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Dice Tomatoes: April 22, 2011 Update From Doug Taylor Regarding New Las Vegas Farmers Market

April 22, 2011
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Aprill 22, 2011 update From Doug Taylor Regarding New Las Vegas Farmers Market Doug Taylor and I spoke yesterday, Thursday April 21, 2011, about the status of a replacement market for the closed Dean Martin Drive venue. He reasured me that the Batali / Bastianic group is still committed to finding a suitable replacement for […]

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