Local organic produce fills our juices. And that makes us very, very happy.
Produce People of Las Vegas! This is for you.
If you’re not a born-and-bred Las Vegan, the produce expectations of folks who move to Southern Nevada from four-season climes can feel totally out of sync with Mother Nature’s desert sked. Used to apples in the fall? Peas in the spring? Wild strawberries for a hot June minute? Out here, since California is just a state border away and Mexico is our (almost) next-door neighbor, tropical fruit is practically local, and near-year-round tomatoes in restaurants and farmers markets (delicious ones!) are the norm, not the exception.
Last year I wrote a piece in an effort to blow up the misconception that desert=nasty-bad produce. You can read it here, where you’ll also find a handy little visual that the talented Vegas Seven graphic design team created to show you what you can plant, when (or at least buy from local farmer). Because the truth is, with enough water and attention to what’s in your soil, plenty can thrive in our ground as long as you know what to grow. And with Nevada’s multiple growing seasons, sometimes there’s actually more opportunity to enjoy things like tomatoes throughout year, where in a place like my home state of Massachusetts, biting into lush tomatoes outside the itty-bitty window of July-September is like hitting an heirloom lottery.
At TJS we really pride ourselves on sourcing as much organic local produce as we can. And at this blessed time of year when Vegas is the perfect temp, we’re proud to highlight our recipes that are filled with the region’s springtime bounty: carrots, leafy greens and beets. Pick up a Bee Energized, Bee Grateful, Bee On Point, or any of our green juices for mega doses of what Southern Nevada is harvesting right now and enjoy a little Vegas spring in a bottle.