Coachella Music Festival fans and Stagecoach fans will discover a fresh new food option at both events this year. The Certified Farmers Market, which is sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, will have a market set up on the Festival Grounds every day; offering fresh, farm-grown fruits, vegetables and more, from 8am to 2pm, both weekends.
“The Market was so popular last Fall at the PHISH event, that GoldenVoice invited us back for the Coachella Music Festival and for Stagecoach.” said Paul Palodichuk, Market Manager for the Certified Farmers Market. “Both the Coachella Music Festival and Stagecoach are committed to sustainability, and the addition of the Certified Farmers’ Market adds significantly to that commitment. It also gives our our farmers an additional opportunity to sell their produce, and lets us share our own message about supporting local independent, organic farmers, and local Farmers’ markets with the bands, the attendees and the crew.”
“We will, of course, still be holding our regular weekend Markets in Palm Springs and Old Town La Quinta.” said Giacomina Marie, who co-manages the market. “Maintaining our existing commitments to our regular customers always comes first. We wouldn’t have accepted this opportunity if we had not also been able to hold our regular markets.”
The Certified Farmers Market is sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center. It operates in three 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 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 Visitor Center, 72-567 Highway 111.
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.