Fresh-baked Breads are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. L’Artisan Valley Baking Company, located in Thousand Palms, brings a variety of fresh hand-made artisan breads (lovingly created from simple ingredients like flour, sea salt and filtered water) to the Certified Farmers’ Markets every week.
L’Artisan Valley Baking Company is locally-owned and operated. It was founded in 2003 with one goal in mind: to make great breads the old fashioned way, and make them available to local restaurants and consumers. L’Artisan Valley Baking Company is a true Artisan bakery, which means you’ll get consistently delicious hand-crafted breads made by bakers who are true craftspeople; trained in both the art and the science of baking bread. Choose from San Francisco Style Sourdough, French baguettes or country loaves (plain and flavored), Challah, Ciabatta, Levain, Semolina, Brioche, and more. There’s also a a wide selection of freshly made pastries, muffins, and croissants.
Price: Starts at $2.
Did you know: Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods, dating back to the Neolithic era, and probably first prepared in even earlier prehistoric times. Basic bread is prepared by baking a dough that is made of flour and water. Salt, fat and leavening agents such as yeast and baking soda are common added ingredients. Bread can also contain a variety of other ingredients, including milk, eggs, sugar, spices, dried fruits, vegetables, nuts and/or seeds.
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.