Nothing says Summer like a juicy slice of WATERMELON. And that’s exactly why WATERMELON is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Summer Certified Farmers’ Market. WATERMELON is an ancient food that originated in Southern Africa. It spread North (into Egypt) and East (into China) before making its way to Europe, then West into the Americas.
It is no surprise that WATERMELON has maintained its popularity through the ages. It is sweet, delicious, and versatile enough to appear on tables as a salad, a side dish, an entrée, a beverage and/or a dessert.
DID YOU KNOW: Around 200-300 varieties of WATERMELON are grown in the U.S. and Mexico. Typically ovoid or round, most WATERMELONS have the traditional red flesh inside, but at the market you’ll also find WATERMELONS with yellow flesh.
Price: $ .50 per pound 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, Dates . . . . PLUS, incredible artisan breads, fresh meats, cheese, fresh raw honey, California olives/olive oil/vinegars, and a wide variety of fresh flowers.
Contact the Certified Farmers’ Market at 760.898.5250, 760-285-2630 (se habla Espanol), or visit us online at www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org.
The Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center - 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.