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 mother. My mom always gave me the best she had to offer: herself and her time. I learned many valuable lessons from my mother. One of these lessons was the ability to cook authentic Mexican dishes.”
But there’s a difference between Sylvia’s fresh organic Mexican products and the ones you will find in other places. Sylvia creates and sells 100% organic (vegan) Mexican food products without compromising the authentic Mexican flavor. Qué Mami Organics sources most ingredients from local Certified Organic Farms, many of whom you’ll find at the Certified Farmers’ Markets each week. Her mission is to provide customers the healthiest, freshest, completely organic and deliciously authentic Mexican food. Qué Mami Organics currently offers four different sauces: ‘Mami’s Mole Sauce,’ ‘Red Enchilada Sauce,’ ‘Roasted Tomatillo Salsa’ and ‘Roasted Tomato Salsa,’ as well as organic, non-GMO corn tortillas and a variety of fresh tamales.
Did You Know: The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Thereafter, Jarvis began a campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States. She finally succeeded in 1914.
Price: Red Enchilada Sauce, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, and Roasted Tomato Salsa - $12 per bottle
Mami’s Mole Sauce - $15 per bottle
Also in Season: Potatoes, Celery, Green Onions, FRESH and DRIED Herbs, Eggs, Dates, Almonds, Oranges, Grapefruit, Chard, Eggplant, Squash, Onions, Garlic, Apples, Shallots, Beets, Green Beans, Carrots, Tomatoes, Green Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuces, Parsley, Mint, Broccoli, Cabbage, Spinach, Radishes, Leeks, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Cherimoyas, Dates . . . . PLUS, incredible artisan breads, fresh meats, cheese, fresh raw honey, California olives/olive oil/vinegars, and a wide variety of exotic Orchids and flowers.
All Certified Farmers’ Markets accept CalFresh EBT Cards, WIC Farmers’ Market Checks, and Senior Farmers’ Market Checks. The Markets also offer Market Bucks that can be purchased using charge cards or cash, then used at the market for purchases.
Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market: (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 2300 Baristo Rd. (adjacent to The Camelot Theatres)
La Quinta Certified Farmers’ Market: (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Old Town La Quinta at 78100 Main Street (off Calle Tampico).
Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Market:(8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) 72-599 Highway 111 (adjacent to the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce).
The Certified Farmers’ Markets are the Coachella Valley’s only State and County Certified Farmers’ Markets. That means all the fruits, vegetables, meats and other products that are on sale at the markets have been grown on California Certified farms. In addition, almost all the farms are located within a 90 mile radius of the markets (thus reducing the carbon footprint), and more than 60% of the products sold are “USDA Certified Organic.”
The Certified Farmers Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 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.