Certified Farmers Market
Fresh Pick of the Week: Sweet Corn!
Sweet Corn is a sure sign that Summer is here, and it’s available at the Palm Springs Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. Sweet Corn is a Summer picnic staple, and a favorite for its sugary sweet flavor. But get yours fast. Since the process of maturation in Sweet Corn involves converting sugar into starch, Sweet Corn stores poorly and must be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen before the kernels become tough and starchy.
Did you know: Sweet Corn is a naturally-occurring recessive mutation of Maize. The genes which control the conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel mutate to create Sweet Corn. Unlike field corn, which is harvested when the kernels are dry and fully mature, sweet corn is picked when immature and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain.
Price: . 75 each or 3 ears for $2.00.
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.
Sidebar: The Certified Farmers Market is sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
Contact the Certified Farmers Market at 760.898.5250, 760-285-2630 (se habla Espanol), or visit us online at www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org font color="#0000FF">http://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.