The Certified Farmers’ Market is proud to add Murray Family Farms to the New Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Steve and Vickie Murray operate their family farm in Bakersfield, and bring their fresh, ripe fruits to over twenty-five Southern California Farmers’ Markets - now including the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market in Palm Springs.
“We grow our crops with integrity and guaranteed food safety.” says Steve Murray. “Our home is smack-dab in the middle of our orchards. Agricultural sprays are minimized, and only approved organic materials are used from bloom to harvest. We are blessed with fertile soil, an ideal climate, and pure irrigation water. Fruit can be eaten "ripe" off the trees.”
Murray Family Farms have been designated as a Certified Sustainable Farm through the Whole Farm Food Alliance. A variety of berries, cherries and stone fruits are in season and available at the Murray Family Farms booth, including three varieties of Sweet Cherries (they grow a whopping 27 varieties), Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, White Peaches, Nectarines, Plums and Pluots. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality produce, with superior flavor and nutritional value, and are constantly on the look-out for the most flavorful new varieties of fruits and berries to add to their offerings (which may explain those 27 varieties of Sweet Cherries).
Price: Boysenberries are $4 per basket or $10 for three baskets; Cherries, including juicy Ranier Cherries, are $6 per bag, or $10 for 2 bags.
NOTE: The Summer Certified Farmers Market is sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and operates on Saturdays in Palm Springs, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, inside the Palm Springs Mall (Tahquitz Entrance).
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.