Ever tasted a fresh locally-grown free-range turkey? Now you can!
The Certified Farmers’ Market has teamed up with local farmer, Rivadeneira Farms, to provide Coachella Valley residents with Fresh Locally-Grown Free Range Turkeys for Thanksgiving 2010.
So why are we mentioning it now?
Because, unlike commercially-grown turkeys, the turkeys from Rivadeneira Farms are not mass-produced. Rather, they are grown to order, and those orders must be placed now in order to ensure a Thanksgiving delivery.
So drop by the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Market anytime between now and the end of April and place your order. Rivadeneira Farms has a booth at all three market locations, where they also sell fresh, locally-grown free range chickens, mushrooms, onions, shallots, potatoes, fresh eggs (chicken, duck and Quail) from September to June.
Give them your name, phone number, and a $10 deposit. Then start thinking about recipes for that special Thanksgiving Turkey!
Did you know: All Domestic Turkeys are descended from the Wild Turkeys which are native only to the forests of North America. They got their name by accident when European colonists encountered them and incorrectly identified them as a type of guinea fowl, also known as Turkey fowl (or Turkey hen and Turkey cock) which had been imported into Central Europe from the country of...you guessed it...Turkey!
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.