Locally-grown Herbs (fresh-cut and live plants), as well as a variety of Plant Starts, are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Gabrielle Gaul, the Herbivore, grows and sells a wide variety of Herbs, including basil, mint, oregano, sage, thyme, rosemary, tarragon and more. She also has a plethora of non-GMO Plant Starts available for home gardeners and local chefs alike. Choose from tomatoes, green beans, peas, corn, zucchini, radish, lettuce, cucumber, beet, broccoli, carrot, scallions, and cauliflower right now, with even more varieties of plant starts coming in the next few weeks.
Gabrielle grows all her herbs and plants with lots of tender loving care, just a few miles away in Sky Valley, so you can always count of the fact that they are fresh, hearty, healthy, and already acclimatized to our weather. You can always find her in the Herbivore booth at the Certified Farmers’ Market, but just in case you miss her, she also delivers her Herbs and Plant Starts anywhere in the Coachella Valley.
Price: $2.25 each, or 6 for $12.00. Full instructions for optimal growing success are also included.
Did You Know: Herbs have been used for culinary purposes for thousands of years, but they have also been used (in some cases for even longer) as medicines, in religious ceremonies, and even as currency. One Herb, Betony, was even planted in churchyards to prevent ghost activity!
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.
The Certified Farmers Market is sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center. It operates in four 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 Saturdays in Coachella, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at 1515 Sixth Street in front of City Hall.
- 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 Chamber of Commerce, 72-567 Highway 111.
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.