Certified Farmers' Market

March 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Farmers Markets - A New idea ? NOT SO FAST !!!!

Good Monday to everyone,



The Certified Farmers' Markets last week, which are on Wednesday in Palm Desert, Saturday in Palm Springs, and Sunday in Old Town La Quinta were well attended, fun, had great music and guest chefs. People were talking to their friends, enjoying a cup of organic coffee, and buying fresh produce, bread, oils, cheese, plants and flowers.



It seemed as natural as waking up or breathing. The Certified Farmers Markets have a truly inherent/organic feeling… Continue

Added by Paul Palodichuk on March 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Saturday mornings

As a chef, I work to use the freshest, most sustainable ingredients possable. The work of Paul and his wife, and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, have finally brought regional purveyors to the valley and made it accessable to the public. I look forward to every Saturday, whether I have a cooking demonstation or seeing all my friends at the various vendor stalls. It is like an extension of family with amazing fresh produce, oils and vinegars, chees, flowers, Breads, dates, eggs and oranges, and… Continue

Added by Paul Hietter on March 24, 2009 at 9:23pm — 3 Comments

Yay! It's Market Day

In these interesting times I could write all about the awful things happing to our food chain. I will save that for another day. Today I want to write about the exciting, fun delicious, community building event each week here in the Coachella Valley;The Certified Farmers' Markets. I look forward to each market not only for the wonderful fruits and veggies, but to visit and chat with many diffrerent people who share my same enthusiasm and love of good food, friends and a great sense of… Continue

Added by Giacomina on March 24, 2009 at 5:46pm — 3 Comments

Welcome to the Certified Farmers' Markets - Our Mission

Hello Everyone,

My name is Paul Palodichuk and I am the manager of the three Certified Farmers' Markets (CFMs for short). This is the launch of our great, new interactive website, and my first of many blog posts.



Many people ask me about the purpose behind our markets and why these markets are so particular in their choices of vendors , with a definite leaning toward only farm and limited food based options. The best answer to these questions is found in our mission… Continue

Added by Paul Palodichuk on March 24, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week for March 23, 2009

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the week: Brussels Sprouts!





March 23, 2009, Palm Springs, CA - Brussels Sprouts are this week’s Fresh Pick at the Certified Farmers’ Market. They are a cold season crop, and although they prefer the cool humid climate of Northern California’s Fog Belt, they also grow well in Southern California during the Winter months. Ours are locally grown, and are both chemical and pesticide free. They are available at… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 23, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week for March 16, 2009

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the week: Almonds and Pistachios!



March 16, 2009, Palm Springs, CA - Almonds and Pistachios are this week’s Fresh Picks at the Certified Farmers’ Market. Available at all three Certified Farmers’ Market locations, both are available in convenient packages of various sizes. Choose from plain, flavored, organic, raw and/or roasted. All are locally grown and farm-packaged.



Did you know:… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 16, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week for March 9, 2009

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the week: Fresh Herbs!



March 2, 2009, Palm Springs, CA - Herbs are this week’s Fresh Pick from the Certified Farmers’ Market. We use them for a variety of purposes ranging from culinary to medicinal to spiritual. Some we treasure for their flavor. Others we treasure for their fragrance. Some grow like weeds, and others are quite particular about their growing habits. And while each of us has our favorites, the one… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 9, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week for March 2, 2009



Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the week: Cauliflower!





March 2, 2009, Palm Springs, CA - This week’s Fresh Pick is Cauliflower - one of several vegetables in the cruciferous family (also known as Brassicaceae). Other members of the Cruciferous vegetable family include cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli, mustard greens and collard greens (which are also available at the Market).



The tender florets, the part of the… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 2, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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