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

This week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at the Certified Farmers’ Market is not so much a pick as a pullet. Farm-raised free-range pullets and cockerels (female and male chickens under a year in age, respectively) are the latest addition to the market. Farm-raised free-range Chickens are becoming more popular, both for their meat and for their eggs, because research shows that free-range (or “pastured”) animals are typically healthier and stronger; with meat that is more tender and flavorful, and eggs that have less saturated fat and less cholesterol. Free-range farming is also better for the land, and for the chickens themselves; improving the soil and allowing the chickens to practice normal bird behavior.

Farm-raised free-range Chickens (and their eggs!) are available at all three market locations from Rivendeniera Farms – a local sustainable farm that also offers several types of mushrooms as well as a variety of other no-pesticide/spray produce.

Price:
$15 for a whole bird, or $3.50 per pound for cut-up breasts, thighs and/or giblets.

Did You Know: Chickens have been domesticated for over 10,000 years, and all domesticated chickens are descended primarily from the Red Junglefowl - a tropical member of the Pheasant family with which domesticated chickens can still interbreed.

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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