Help change our vacation luck (need some recommendations for butcher shops, etc)
We have some less-than-good-luck with some of our vacations as of late. Things like evacuation for a tsunami in Hawaii, Hurricane Sandy in NYC, Boston for the Marathon this year...you get the picture.
Anyway, coming up soon is our trip to the Grand Canyon and Zion, which is also looking problematic with the government shutdown. However, we have a non-refundable RV rental, so we are going somewhere down there and need to stock up on some food items to take with us as we will be doing all of our own cooking.
I know about Whole Foods and we will likely end up there, but I am interested in any good places to get quality meat/fish, in particular, places that might put a value on sustainably/humanely raised products.
We will be shopping on Saturday, Oct 12th, so any local farmer's markets open that morning would also work (especially if they sell farm-fresh eggs).
Appreciate any help in advance!
Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions. As luck would have it, all the places we were planning to go opened up just in time with state funding.
We got an early start Saturday, so some of the places recommended opened up a little late for us and we had to skip them, sadly. Some of them sounded really great!
We ended up going to the Total Wines on the way to the Green Valley Whole Foods. Total Wines opens at 7 or 8 am and has a great selection. Wish I had more time to browse there.
Whole Foods met most of our needs, but I really wish we could have hit some of the butcher shops mentioned by you folks.
Thanks agin for the suggestions!
It sounds like this would be in completely the wrong direction, unless your plans change and you decide to head towards Valley of Fire State Park instead (still open!) - but there's a farm in the northwest section of town: 7222 W. Grand Teton Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89131. We were at the orchard across the street last weekend, and it looked like they were selling farm-fresh eggs. http://www.thelasvegasfarm.com/ (Here's the orchard info, if you're interested: http://www.thegilcreaseorchard.org/)
Here's the info on the Saturday farmer's market in Tivoli Village (Summerlin area):
What: Fresh52 farmers market
Where: Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.
When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Info: www.fresh52.com or 702-900-2552
If you are going to Whole Foods in Green Valley, then take a short detour over to Horizon Ridge, near Stephanie, and visit Branded Meats...Gary Gonzalez, the best butcher in all Las Vegas/Henderson. Should you want something unique, call him 48 hours ahead and see what he can do for you. Otherwise, just expect the best meats...prime or choice....the best homemade sausages, carne asada, etc. Once you get there, ask Gary about his "background"...then you'll understand why his products are just the best.
Thanks. That's great. We are headed out of town along that route, so maybe we can get all our needs met closer to Green Valley/Henderson.
Could you also recommend a nicer liquor store in that same area? We are specifically interested in some decent Sweet Vermouth for our vacation Manhattans.