Certified Farmers' Market

November 2014 Blog Posts (28)

Certified Farmers’ Markets Fresh Pick of the Week: Cucumbers!

Fresh Cucumbers are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Choose from English (also known as burpless) cucumbers, pickling cucumbers - even Persian cucumbers! They’re all locally-grown and delicious, whether you want to eat them fresh, or use them to make pickles, garnishes or salads. Cucumbers are not just delicious either. They’re also good for you, containing lots of vitamins and minerals, as well as…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Markets Fresh Pick of the Week: Plums!

First of the season Plums are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets. Available from Murray Farms and Bautista Creek Farms, these early Plums are best when eaten fresh, and have a sweet taste with a slightly tart finish. Although it is a bit early for most California-grown Plums, this year’s weather has led to an unusually early crop of this tasty fruit. As the season continues, a wider…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Markets Fresh Pick of the Week: Salsas, tortillas and tamales from Que Mami Organics!

This week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets is the perfect Fresh Pick for Mother’s Day. Sylvia Garza, owner of one of our local food cottage businesses at the markets, named her business,  Qué Mami Organics, in honor of her mother.  “Qué Mami (What a Mommy) was a term I used to describe my mother, Elvira, when I was young.” Sylvia says. “She earned this term of endearment for the extraordinary job she did as a…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Boysenberries, Olallieberries, and Blackberries!

Boysenberries, Olallieberries, and  Blackberries are the first Fresh Pick of the Week from the 2014 Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. The Summer Market, which opens inside the Palm Springs Pavilion on Saturday, June 1st, has a variety of fresh, California-grown berries to help valley residents welcome the Summer Season to our valley.



Several varieties of Blackberries can be found at the market, and all of them are descended from…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Cherries!

First of the season California-grown Cherries are the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of Summer, and a delicious way to introduce this year’s crop of California Stone Fruits. Cherries are also this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets. Several varieties are available, just in time for Memorial Day, including Bing, Royal Anne and more. Bing Cherries are large, dark…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Cilantro!

Fresh, locally-grown Cilantro is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from all locations of the valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets. Cilantro, also known as Coriander or Chinese Parsley, is a pungent annual herb. Although it is native to Southern Europe, North Africa, and Southwestern Asia, Cilantro is now grown and used throughout the world. All parts of the plant are edible, but the two parts that are most often used are…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Summer Squash!

Summer Squash, this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week, is already making its debut at the valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets. This versatile fruit (that’s right – although we all think of Summer Squash as a vegetable, it’s technically a fruit!) is one of America’s favorite side dishes, and although we mostly consume the fruit (harvested while the rinds are still tender), every part of the Summer Squash plant is edible (including the female…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Summer Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Peppers!

Peppers are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market, and a variety of colorful and flavorful Peppers can be seen adorning practically every booth. Jaime Farms has one of the widest varieties of peppers, including Anaheim, Hot Hungarian, Fresno,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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