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

 Dandelion Greens top the list as this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Dandelions often get a bad rap from landscapers and gardeners; not without reason. They are quick-growing weeds - quite prolific, and difficult to control. What many people don’t realize, though, is that Dandelions are also… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 23, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

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

 Curly (Savoy) Spinach from Sage Mountain Farms is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Curly Spinach, like all types of Spinach, is highly nutritious; rich in antioxidants,  Vitamin A , Vitamin C, Vitamin E,  Vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium, potassium, omega-3 fatty… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 21, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

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

Cabbage is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, Cabbage pairs well with the Corned Beef, and will be served with it throughout the United States as part of the traditional Saint Patrick’s Day celebration. It is not, however, likely to be served… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 13, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

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

 Locally-grown lettuce is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Several lettuce varieties, many organic, and all pesticide-free, are available at all three locations, including Butter Lettuce, Oak Leaf Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce, Green Leaf Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, mixed mesclun, and more.



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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 4, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments

Tickets Now on Sale for Second Annual Certified Farmers' Market Fundraiser.

 

GROW LOCAL

BUY LOCAL

EAT LOCAL

Help Support your Local Certified Farmers’ Market!



Many people do not realize that the Certified Farmers' Market is not a "for profit" venture.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Amelia Saltsman Book Signing and Cooking Demonstration Canceled; To Be Rescheduled At A Later Date.



Amelia Saltsman
Book Signing and Cooking Demonstration

Canceled; To Be Rescheduled At A Later Date…


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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 16, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Foodie Favorites: Amelia Saltsman to appear at Certified Farmers' Markets on Saturday, February 19th and Sunday, February 20th.

 Amelia Saltsman, the beloved Los Angeles-based food writer, teacher, television host, and author of the award-winning book, The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes, and Stories from the Market and Farm will be making a special local appearance at the Certified Farmers’ Markets the weekend of… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 5, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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

 If you’ve visited the Certified Farmers’ Markets lately, you’ve probably noticed some Shady Ladies at the market. Some are red, and some are green, but all of them are juicy and delicious. That’s because these Shady Ladies are Shady Lady Tomatoes from Wong’s Farms, and they’re this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 4, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Markets & Chipotle Mexican Grill To Present Special Screening of FOOD, INC.



On Saturday, February 5, 2011, The Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Certified Farmers’ Markets and Chipotle Mexican Grill will present a special screening of FOOD, INC., at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. FOOD, INC., an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, challenges audiences by asking “How much do we…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 3, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

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





Kale is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Kale is available at all three market locations, and from several local farms; all pesticide-free, and some organic.



In culinary circles, Kale tends to be grouped with other “greens,” like Mustard, Turnip, and Swiss Chard,…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 4, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments

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

Persimmons are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market, with both Hachiya and Fuyu Persimmons available at all three valley locations. Persimmons are delicious raw (sliced and eaten like an apple), or can be cooked into puddings, cakes and pies. Ironically, although American Persimmons are native to the Eastern United States, the Persimmons that are grown locally (and most… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 1, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Week Fresh Pick from the Certified Farmers' Markets!

Eat Your Greens!



Brussels Sprouts
are this week’s fresh pick of the week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. The small, but highly nutritious vegetables look very much like a miniature cabbages (and, in fact, mothers all over the world are guilty of telling their children that’s exactly what they are). But while they are related to an ancient form of wild cabbage, anyone who has seen Brussels Sprouts…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 24, 2010 at 9:16am — No Comments

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

Live Herbs and Winter Garden Plant Starts are this week’s fresh picks of the week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Just in time for Winter gardens here in Southern California, these locally grown Herbs and Plant Starts are already acclimatized and ready to be transplanted into containers or your Winter Garden.



Because these Herbs and Plant Starts are grown locally, and not in a hothouse, they are…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 15, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Markets to present special pre-release screening of controversial new film, Forks over Knives.

October 25, 2010 – Palm Springs, CA - On Saturday, November 13, 2010, The Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Certified Farmers’ Markets will present a special pre-release screening of the controversial new film, Forks over Knives, at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.



Forks Over Knives follows the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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

Locally-grown Berries are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Choose from delicious California blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, strawberries and several varieties of raspberries (red, orange and golden yellow!).



Californians are fortunate to be able to enjoy a variety of California-grown berries year-round. In other parts of the country they are either seasonal crops,…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 27, 2010 at 5:29pm — No Comments

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

It’s Pumpkin time, and the farmers at all three Certified Farmers’ Market locations are ready with locally-grown pumpkins. Choose from a variety of sizes, shapes and colors for everything from your most creative Halloween Jack-o-Lantern to the perfect pumpkin pie!



Pumpkins are grown all over the world, and on six of the seven continents (Antarctica being the one exception). They are believed to have originated in North America; with…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 20, 2010 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Seeing Red Over Blue Tomatoes?

http://www.khouse.org

from the October 05, 2010 eNews issue




While most of us have never bitten into a blue tomato, chances are we have eaten genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as part of our daily diet. An estimated 70 percent of the food products sold in grocery stores come from plants…
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Added by Omega Farms on October 19, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

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

Heirloom Tomatoes!



Heirloom Tomatoes are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at the La Quinta Certified Farmers’ Market. Heirloom Tomatoes, unlike their hybridized cousins in the grocery store, are old fashioned varieties that were grown solely for flavor (as opposed to overall appearance, disease… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 16, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

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

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the week: Fresh Fish and Shellfish !



The anticipation is over!! Fresh-Caught fish and shellfish arrive this week at the Palm Springs and Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Markets. Poppa’s Fresh Fish Company, already a favorite at a number of other Southern California Farmers’ Markets,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 15, 2010 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Have you ever eaten a California Grown Mango ?? See you this Wednesday 10-13 !

BIG DAY this Wednesday 10-13-10 at the Palm Desert Market. Wong's Farm (check out this great article from 8/2009 about their Mangoes http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fow-market12-2009aug12,0,1929342.story) from the Salton Sea area has California Grown MANGOES, most likely enough for…

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Added by Paul Palodichuk on October 11, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

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