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Certified Farmers' Markets Newsletter - February 21st, 2015

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 20, 2015 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Markets to Open Monthly Evening Market in Palm Desert

Market to Run from 4pm to 8pm on First Wednesday of Every Month.



Starting February 4th, 2015 (and continuing the first Wednesday of every month), Palm Desert’s popular mid-week Certified…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 23, 2015 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Mandarinquats are back at the Certified Farmers’ Markets, and are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week!



Each year, Mandarinquats, a hybrid between the Mandarin Orange and the Kumquat, make a brief appearance at the markets, much to the…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 26, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Dates are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Dates are delicious any time of the year, but they are an especially popular addition to holiday recipes of all kinds. Ours are all locally-grown, fresh and delicious. The Coachella Valley grows…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Finger Limes, this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week are relative newcomers to California, but not to the Certified Farmers’ Market, thanks to the farmers at Bautista Creek Farms.  They’ve been bringing a small crop of this seasonal citrus delicacy to local shoppers for…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 15, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Microgreens!

Fresh Microgreens are back on the menu at the market, and they’re this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week! Sometimes called ”Salad” confetti, Microgreens add color, texture and flavor to a variety of recipes. But Microgreens are not just pretty (although they are pretty…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Herbs!

Locally grown Herbs are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets. Herbs, whether live, freshly cut or dried, are a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving table. They are the perfect pick me up for any recipe deemed the least…

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

Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Leeks!

Leeks are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets. With their unique combination of vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and other sulfur-containing nutrients, Leeks are a healthy addition to anyone’s diet. Like their cousins,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Kale!

Locally-grown organic Kale is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ MarketsKale 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,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Beets!

Root vegetables are popular additions to Fall menus, and there’s probably no root vegetable that’s more popular, versatile and flavorful than this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week - Beets !



Beets
are an amazing food crop, and one that humans have been consuming since the Eighth Century BC.  Beets are known first and foremost for their namesake fleshy edible roots that are generally served cooked, stir-fried or pickled. Less people are aware…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Persimmons!

Persimmons are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at the valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets. The fruit of a number of species of Ebony wood trees, Persimmons are native to almost every continent, but were first consumed in large quantities in ancient China. Today,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Pumpkins!

Pumpkins take center stage this week as the Fresh Pick of the Week at the valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets. Several of our farms have locally-grown Pumpkins in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. You’re sure to find the perfect Pumpkin, whether you’re…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Pomegranates!

Fresh locally grown POMEGRANATES are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market.  Although POMEGRANATES have been a part of the human food chain for at least 4,000 years, their popularity in America took off only after health researchers…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Winter Squash!

This week’s Fresh Pick of the Week, the first for the 2014/15 Season at the valley’s three Certified Farmers’ Market locations, is Winter Squash. Several varieties of Winter Squash – many organic – are already available from multiple area farms. Unlike Summer…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

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

Eggplant is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. The Eggplant, which is also known as an Aubergine or Guinea Squash, is a member of the nightshade family of vegetables (which also includes tomatoes, potatoes, sweet peppers, and tobacco). It is native to India, and the Indian subcontinent, but has been known throughout Asia and the Mediterranean since ancient times.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Summer Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Blondee® Apples!

Blondee® Apples are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Grown at Ha’s Apple Farm in Tehachapi, CA, Blondee® Apples are a relatively new apple variety, discovered a mere fourteen years ago along the banks of the Ohio River. Since that time, their popularity among apple lovers (and apple growers), has risen dramatically, due to their long shelf life, their crisp…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Summer Certified Farmers’ Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Ground Cherries (Cape Gooseberries)!

Ground Cherries (sometimes called Cape Gooseberries) are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Truth be told, though, these delicious little morsels are neither cherries nor gooseberries.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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

OKRA is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Okra is a Summer favorite throughout North America, and a year-round favorite in the Southeastern United States where it figures prominently into…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

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

POTATOES are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market, and there are several varieties of POTATOES available from most farms. Choose from white rose, pink rose, red, Yukon gold, Russet, blue, and…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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

Fresh Figs top the list of seasonal favorites this week at the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market, earning them the Fresh Pick of the Week moniker for the week of July 27th, 2014. Today, Figs grow all over the world in temperate climates, but they originated in the Middle East and throughout western Asia. They have been cultivated, eaten and preserved since ancient times, and were likely one of the very…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

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