Picturesque Tivoli Village is partnering with Urban Seed Foundation to reprise its weekly Farmers and Makers Market beginning Saturday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The pop-up Farmers Market will feature basil, watermelon, eggplant, and other produce available for purchase, grown by Somerset Academy’s Garden Program. The Farmer’s Market will continue to partner with local schools across the valley throughout the year. All proceeds and donations accumulated from the student’s gardens will benefit the Urban Seed Foundation.
Somerset Academy’s Garden Project, spearheaded by Jennie Sauter, was completed in Aug. 2017 and includes 18 garden beds, 7 fruit trees and a grape and berry trellis.
Tivoli will be partnering with over 50 different schools throughout Las Vegas over the course of the year and are looking into an on-site grow area in the future. It would be the first of its kind for a farmers market in Las Vegas ever.
Urban Seed proudly serves over 35,000 students in Clark County, and Tivoli Village is excited to become a partner in their efforts. The garden currently produces over 2,300 servings of produce a year that get directly distributed to into the community via farmer’s markets, school demonstrations and community events.
The weekly event is free and open to the public. It will feature fresh local produce, handcrafted goods, specialty items and live music.