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Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week for May 25th, 2009

First of the season Sweet Corn!

First of the season Organically-grown Sweet Corn
is a sure sign that Summer is here, and it’s available at the Palm Springs and Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Markets (The La Quinta Market is closed for the season). Sweet Corn is a Summer picnic staple, and a favorite for its sugary sweet flavor. But get yours fast. Since the process of maturation in Sweet Corn involves converting sugar into starch, Sweet Corn stores poorly and must be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen before the kernels become tough and starchy.

Did you know:
Sweet Corn is a naturally-occurring recessive mutation of Maize. The genes which control the conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel mutate to create Sweet Corn. Unlike field corn, which is harvested when the kernels are dry and fully mature, sweet corn is picked when immature and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain.

Price:
3 ears for $2.00 ORGANIC !!!.

Also in Season, and available now at all locations: Apple Cider and apple jams, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Celery, Green Onions, FRESH and DRIED Herbs, Eggs, Dates, Almonds, Kiwis, Oranges, Pistachios, Grapefruit, Kale, Chard, Eggplant, Squash, Onions, Garlic, Apples, Shallots, Beets, Green Beans, Carrots, Tomatoes, Green Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuces, Parsley, Mint, Broccoli, Cabbage, Spinach, Fava Beans, Radishes, Leeks, Brussels Sprouts, , Asparagus, Cherimoyas , organic raisins .. . . PLUS, incredible artisan breads, Gouda cheese, fresh raw honey, California olives/olive oil/vinegars, and a wide variety of exotic Orchids and flowers.

Sidebar:

The Certified Farmers Market is sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center. It operates in three locations, and on three different days of the week, as follows:

- On Saturdays in Palm Springs, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell.

- On Sundays in Old Town La Quinta, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at 78100 Main Street, just a few blocks west of La Quinta City Hall off Calle Tampico.

- On Wednesdays in Palm Desert, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at the Palm Desert Visitor Center, 72-567 Highway 111.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.

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