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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

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

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

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

Southern California’s annual crop of Blood Oranges are already arriving at the Coachella Valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets, and the reception, as always, is quite enthusiastic. Blood Oranges, so-called because they contain an abundance of the red pigment, anthocyanin, are quite tasty; sweet and tart, with a somewhat…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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

 Fresh-picked Green Beans (or string beans or snap beans) are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Ours are grown locally and picked at the point of perfection. The ideal green bean should have a firm, fleshy and sweet pod, but also have well-formed beans inside.  They should also be tender and have…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 3, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments

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

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice!



There’s just no better way to start the new year (or start the day) than with a glass of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice. This week’s Fresh Pick, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, is available at all market locations, and is squeezed on the spot from locally…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 2, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

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

 Fresh berries from Ruby Farms are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market.  Ruby Farms, the latest addition to the line-up of California farms selling produce at the Certified Farmers’ Market, grows a variety of berries at their farm in the Santa Maria Valley. They are currently offering…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 29, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

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

 Persimmons are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. The fruit of a number of species of Ebony wood trees, Persimmons are native to almost every continent, but they were first consumed in large quantities in ancient China. Today, two types are commercially available, Hachiya and Fuyu, and they…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

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

Eggplant is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. 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… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 1, 2011 at 8:34am — 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. E&M Farms has three varieties (Portabello, Crimini and Oyster) available at all four market locations.



Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of several varieties of edible fungi, and have been consumed by humans for over 13,000 years. In Egypt, they were… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 27, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

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

Heirloom Tomatoes are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Available from several local farms, Heirloom Tomatoes continue to gain popularity at Farmers’ Markets and other outlets, both because of their variety, and because of their superior flavor. Heirloom… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 19, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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

Mangoes from Wong Farms are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Well-known locally for their wonderful Shady Lady Tomatoes, Wong Farms also grow some of the best Mangoes you’ll ever taste.



Commercially-grown mangoes are chosen from varieties that store and ship well,…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Certified Farmers Market To Open in City of Coachella.

New Certified Farmers Market

To Open in City of Coachella.


The Palm Springs Cultural Center today announced plans to launch a fourth Certified Farmers’… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 6, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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