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Drive-thru farmers market opens in Las Vegas

Posted at 7:31 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 22:31:10-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A long line of cars around the block in Southern Highlands was seen from a distance on Sunday. The vehicles were full of families ready to buy fresh produce at the Las Vegas Farmers Market.

This was the first time for the market at this location but also the first time they did it as a drive-thru, instead of having customers walking between vendors, due to COVID-19 concerns and social distancing guidelines.

“The idea comes from how do I keep the customers from crumpling up and getting to close together? Keep them in their cars, so we tried the idea, it seems to be working a little bit too good”, said Rod Hueber, owner of the Las Vegas Farmer Market.

Starting at 9 a.m., his employees and other vendors started to serve dozens of cars that waited at least an hour to buy their products.

Basically, when you get to the front of the line, you select what you want from each vendor and an employee takes your order, they pack it and they bring it your car, you pay and you move on to the next one.

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One of those customers was Heather Ali, who went with her family to this unique farmers market.

“I have tourists at home and we needed to get greens for them and we got green in here, so I don’t have to go to Smiths, which is really nice, but we this kind of an historical moment, we’ve never done this, I was telling the kids, we’ve have never seen this before, so it’s pretty cool."

She also bought oranges, apples, carrots, eggs and honey from different vendors.

Kimberly Fields was also there selling her seasoning products and was very happy to be part of this opportunity to earn money while helping families with their food needs.

Safety measurements were taken by both employees and customers, by taking actions like being 6ft apart and using gloves and masks.

Las Vegas Farmers Market has different locations around the Metropolitan Area. If you would more information, go to lasvegasfarmersmarket.com.