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Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

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 2013 Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. The Summer Market, which opens inside the Palm Springs…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on June 2, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

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

Fennel, specifically Florence Fennel, is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets. Known for its delicious flavor and lovely aroma, Florence Fennel is used as an herb, a spice, and a vegetable. Every part of the plant is edible, and all parts have a variety of uses. Dried…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on April 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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

Get your FARM FRESH EGGS this week, just in time for Easter, at any of our three valley Certified Farmers’ Markets. Our Fresh Pick of the Week, FARM FRESH EGGS comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. You don’t even need to dye them unless you want to!  Choose from chicken eggs or duck eggs - all Hormone-free, naturally…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 29, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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

Mandarinquats are back at the Certified Farmers’ Markets! Each year, Mandarinquats, a hybrid between the Mandarin Orange and the Kumquat, make a brief appearance at the markets, much to the delight of citrus aficionados. Why? Because there strangely named little citrus fruits inherited the best of both their progenitors.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 17, 2013 at 8:49am — No Comments

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

Blood Oranges, sometimes called Sicilian Oranges or Berry Oranges, are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. The Blood Orange is a seasonal orange variety that’s just beginning to arrive at Southern California Farmers’ Markets. Unlike other Oranges, Blood Oranges have flesh that is mostly…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 24, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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

Fresh-baked Breads are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. L’Artisan Valley Baking Company, located in Thousand Palms, brings a variety of fresh hand-made artisan breads (lovingly created from simple  ingredients like flour, sea salt and filtered water) to the Certified Farmers’ Markets…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 24, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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

Lemons are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market, and as any Lemon aficionado will tell you, there is more to the Lemon than the singular sour yellow citrus fruit you’ll find at most grocery stores.  Lemons, like all citrus fruits, are open pollinated, and over the years, that has…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 24, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

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

 Just in time for Valentine’s Day, our Fresh Cut Flowers and Locally Grown Orchids are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market.  Each week, Juan Arriaga, of Arriaga Farms, brings in a fresh batch of California-grown cut flowers – direct from his family farm. Certified…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 24, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

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

Locally raised farm-fresh Mushrooms are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Three varieties, Portabello, Shitake and Oyster, are currently available at all market locations.



Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of several varieties of edible fungi, and have been consumed…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 24, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments

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

Locally-grown Jujubes are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Jujubes (not the candy) are also known as Red Dates or Chinese Dates. Ours come from Ha’s Apple Farms, which is located in Tehachapi, California. Each week, David and Kyung Ha, and their family, bring their…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 24, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

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

Locally raised farm-fresh Mushrooms are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Three varieties, Portabello, Shitake and Oyster, are currently available at all market locations.



Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of several varieties of edible fungi, and have been consumed…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 3, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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

Locally-grown Herbs (fresh-cut and live plants), as well as a variety of Plant Starts, are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Gabrielle Gaul, the Herbivore, grows and sells a wide variety of Herbs, including basil, mint, oregano, sage, thyme, rosemary, tarragon and more.…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 13, 2013 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Locally-grown Carrots are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 6, 2013 at 4:18pm — 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’ Market. Dates are delicious any time of the year, but they are an…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 13, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

Fresh-baked Breads are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. L’Artisan Valley Baking Company, located in Thousand Palms, brings a variety of fresh hand-made artisan breads to the Certified Farmers’ Markets each and every week, much to the delight of their many satisfied…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on December 2, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

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 began touting their amazing health benefits. Dubbed one of the new SuperFoods,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 18, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

APPLES are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. APPLES are one of the most widely cultivated fruit trees in the world, and hold a special place in American culture (An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away, As American as Apple Pie, An Apple for the Teacher, Johnny Appleseed, etc.), but ironically,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 9, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

HERBS are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. They can be used in cooking, as medicines, for aromatherapy, and even in spiritual or religious ceremonies. HERBS were among the first non-food plants to be cultivated by ancient cultures. Some we treasure for their flavor. Others we treasure for…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 26, 2012 at 8:43am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Markets

FRESNO CHILI PEPPERS are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at the valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets. Although similar in in size, shape and taste to Jalapeno peppers, FRESNO CHILI PEPPERS are typically much hotter (2,500-10,000 Scovilles) than Jalapenos. They are quite flavorful, and are often used to spice up ceviche…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 19, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Certified Farmers’ Market Returns to Downtown Coachella

Fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables are coming beck to downtown Coachella, starting this coming Saturday, October 20th, when the Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Certified Farmers’ Market returns for its 2012/13 season. “We are so happy to be back in downtown Coachella,” said Certified Farmers’ Market General Manager Paul…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 19, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

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