June 25, 2012, Palm Springs, CA - Blackberries are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Blackberries are one of the most popular Summer Berries. They are widely cultivated, and there are many hybrids, but all of them descend from the native varieties that grow wild throughout much of North and South America. Several varieties of locally raised Blackberries are available at the markets right now, as are some of their hybrid cousins, including olallieberries and boysenberries. They are all delicious, and nutritious, whether eaten fresh, added to cereal or fruit salads, made into jams, jellies or preserves, or cooked into pies or cobblers and served with ice cream. Try several varieties to see which one you prefer!
Did You Know: Blackberries are not true berries, at least in the botanical sense. But that technicality doesn’t matter much to their many loyal fans – among them, humans, birds, deer, cattle and a variety of caterpillars.
Price: $4 per pack, or /$10 for a 3-pack
Also in Season, and available now at all locations: 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.
Contact the Certified Farmers Market at 760.898.5250, 760-285-2630 (se habla Espanol), or visit us online at www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org.
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.