HERBS are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. They can be used in cooking, as medicines, for aromatherapy, and even in spiritual or religious ceremonies. HERBS were among the first non-food plants to be cultivated by ancient cultures. Some we treasure for their flavor. Others we treasure for their fragrance. Some grow like weeds, and others are quite particular about their growing habits. And while each of us has our favorites, the one thing we all agree on is that HERBS are best when fresh, or freshly picked. A variety of fresh HERBS, all pesticide free, and mostly organic, are available at all four market locations. Choose from fresh Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender, and more. Select fresh-cut bundles, plant starts, live plants and even micro herbs in bunches or in flats.
Did you know: An HERB is any type of plant that is valued for its flavor, fragrance, or medicinal properties. Although defined in botanical terms as as herbaceous (non-woody) plants, common usage includes woody plants (like Rosemary and Lavender, which are woody shrubs), trees (such as Bay Laurel), and even root vegetables (such as Garlic or Ginger). Herbs were the first form of medicine; used by prehistoric cultures throughout the world.
Price: $1/bunch and up.
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.
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.