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Summer Certified Farmers’ Market to screen HBO’s Acclaimed Series THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION, starting July 7th.

The Summer Certified Farmers’ Market will be screening the four part HBO Documentary Series, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION each Saturday morning at 9am, beginning July 7th and continuing through July 28th. The screenings, which are sponsored in part by Kaiser Permanente, are the centerpiece of the Certified Farmers’ Market’s “Salute to…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on July 5, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Blackberries!

June 25, 2012, Palm Springs, CA - Blackberries are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Blackberries  are one of the most popular Summer Berries. They are widely cultivated, and…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on June 29, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

White Peaches are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. White Peaches are typically sweeter than Yellow Peaches, owing to their lower acidity and their higher sugar content. They also tend to be juicier and softer, when fully ripe. For many years, White Peaches…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on June 21, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

 Gaya Melons are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Gaya Melons are early bearing hybrid melons that were originally developed in Japan, but which have been grown both in Southern California and in Mexico for several years. They have an ivory-colored, thin rind with…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on June 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Locally Grown Ranier Cherries are the perfect way to celebrate Summer, and a delicious way to introduce this year’s Summer crop of California Stone Fruits. Ranier Cherries are also this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets.  Originally developed in 1952 at Washington State…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on June 3, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Cherimoyas are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets.  For those unfamiliar with this South American native, Cherimoyas are about the size of a small grapefruit. They are green, slightly ovoid, and have brown fingerprint-like markings which are sometimes flat and sometimes…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 25, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Pay homage to mom this Mother’s Day with a bouquet of Sunflowers – this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Named after their huge, fiery blooms, whose shape and image is often used to depict the sun, Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and are thought to have been first domesticated in what is…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on May 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Bacon



Although fruits and vegetables more commonly take the Fresh Pick spotlight, this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets is Bacon - fresh from the farm - with no additives, no growth hormones and no steroids (And that’s no baloney!). All…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 20, 2012 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Eat Organic & Get Those GMOs Labeled!

Added by Leslie Webb Riggins on April 20, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Strawberries

Locally-grown Strawberries are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Peak Strawberry season in California runs from March through August, but because of our wonderful California climate, California-grown Strawberries…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 13, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Asiatic and Oriental Lilies



Locally-grown Asiatic and Oriental Lilies are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Just in time for Easter, these long-stemmed lovelies lend an air of grace to any setting, and in the case of Oriental…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 7, 2012 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Goat Cheese (and more)!

Goat Cheese tops the list as this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Available from two local farms - Nicolau and Drake’s), our fresh-from-the-farm Goat Cheese comes in the classic form of chevre (which is French for…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 30, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Goat Cheese (and more)!



Goat Cheese tops the list as this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Available from two local farms (Nicolau and Drake’s), our…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Bell Peppers!



Bell Peppers are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. The Bell Pepper (or sweet pepper) has the distinction of being the only domesticated member of the chili pepper species of plants that does not produce capsaicin…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 26, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Beets!

Beets are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Beets have been eaten by humans since the Eighth Century BC, and for good reason. They are delicious, and the entire plant is edible. The beetroots…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 7, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Chard, sometimes referred to as Swiss Chard, is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Chard, which is usually classified (at least in culinary terms) as a type of “green,” is actually a form of beet, albeit one that has been bred for its delicious and highly nutritious leaves (at the expense of…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 1, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Mandarinquats!



Mandarinquats?!? Mandarin – what?!?  Despite their strange name, Mandarinquats, the hybrid between the Mandarin orange and the Kumquat, inherited the best of both their progenitors.  Larger, plumper and juicier than Kumquats, they are…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 23, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

Label GMOs: It's time to sign the petition, California!

We still need volunteers to help collect us signatures, so let us hear from you! And if you can't volunteer, please look for us throughout the Coachella Valley and SIGN THE PETITION!

It's our right to…

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Added by Leslie Webb Riggins on February 17, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Locally-grown organic Kale is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at all four Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets. Kale is a dark green (and sometimes purple) leafy vegetable that is filled with all sorts of vitamins and nutrients - beta carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Sulforaphane, lutein, calcium, manganese,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 13, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

GM Labeling is A-OK with the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers' Market in Palm Desert likes the idea of labeling genetically modified food!

Thanks again, guys!

Thank you to each of you in the Coachella Valley/desert communities who have come out and received training to help us…

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Added by Leslie Webb Riggins on February 8, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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