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Certified Farmers' Markets Set To Open for 2011/2012 Season

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is pleased to announce the opening dates for the 2011/2012 season of its Certified Farmers’ Market locations as follows:

Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market: Opens Saturday, Sept. 24th (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The Market will once again be held at 2300 Baristo Rd. (adjacent to The Camelot Theatres). NOTE: The Summer Market inside the Palm Springs Mall will continue to be open through Saturday, September 17th.

La Quinta Certified Farmers’ Market: Opens Sunday, Sept. 25th (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The Market will once again be held in Old Town La Quinta at 78100 Main Street (off Calle Tampico).

Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Market: Opens Wednesday, Sept. 28th (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The Market will once again be held at 72-599 Highway 111 (adjacent to the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce).

NEW! City of Coachella Certified Farmers’ Market: Opens Saturday, October 15th (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The New Coachella Market will be held at 1515 6th Street (adjacent to Coachella City Hall).

“At this point, we expect to have all our regular farmers back,” said Paul Palodichuk, Market Manager. “We’ve also added several new farms that I think our customers will be pleased to see.”

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.”

All Certified Farmers’ Market locations now accept CalFresh EBT Cards, WIC Farmers’ Market Checks, and Senior Farmers’ Market Checks, and the New Coachella Market even has matching funds available for EBT Cal Fresh Recipients!




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.

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