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Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Bell Peppers!



Bell Peppers are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. The Bell Pepper (or sweet pepper) has the distinction of being the only domesticated member of the…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 26, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Beets!

Beets are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Beets have been eaten by humans since the Eighth Century BC, and for good reason. They are…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 7, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Chard, sometimes referred to as Swiss Chard, is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. Chard, which is usually classified (at least in culinary terms) as a type of “green,” is actually a form of beet, albeit one that has been bred for…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on March 1, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Mandarinquats!



Mandarinquats?!? Mandarin – what?!?  Despite their strange name, Mandarinquats, the hybrid between the Mandarin orange and the Kumquat, inherited the best of both their…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 23, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

Label GMOs: It's time to sign the petition, California!

We still need volunteers to help collect us signatures, so let us hear from you! And if you can't volunteer, please look for us throughout the Coachella Valley and SIGN THE PETITION!

It's our right to…

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Added by Leslie Webb Riggins on February 17, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Locally-grown organic Kale is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week at all four Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets. Kale is a dark green (and sometimes purple) leafy vegetable that is filled with all sorts of vitamins and nutrients - beta carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 13, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

GM Labeling is A-OK with the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers' Market in Palm Desert likes the idea of labeling genetically modified food!

Thanks again, guys!

Thank you to each of you in the Coachella Valley/desert communities who have come out and received training to help us…

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Added by Leslie Webb Riggins on February 8, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Southern California’s annual crop of Blood Oranges are already arriving at the Coachella Valley’s Certified Farmers’ Markets, and the reception, as always, is quite enthusiastic. Blood Oranges, so-called because they contain an abundance of the red pigment,…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

 Fresh-picked Green Beans (or string beans or snap beans) are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Ours are grown locally and picked at the point of perfection. The ideal green bean should have a firm, fleshy and sweet pod, but also have…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on February 3, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Thanks, Label GMOs Coachella Valley volunteers!

Huzzah for Label GMOs Coachella Valley volunteers Ginger Ross and Trisha Monroe at Palm Desert Certified Farmers' Market!

THANK YOU FOR BEING…

Added by Leslie Webb Riggins on January 29, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice!



There’s just no better way to start the new year (or start the day) than with a glass of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice. This week’s Fresh Pick, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, is available at…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on January 2, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

 Fresh berries from Ruby Farms are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market.  Ruby Farms, the latest addition to the line-up of California farms selling produce at the Certified Farmers’ Market, grows a variety of berries at their…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 29, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

 Persimmons are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. The fruit of a number of species of Ebony wood trees, Persimmons are native to almost every continent, but they were first consumed in large quantities in ancient China. Today, two…

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Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 23, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Label GMOs Coachella Valley NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO GATHER SIGNATURES!

 

Visit our Facebook page to learn more about the initiative to make genetically modified food labeling mandatory in California.  Label GMOs Coachella Valley

This is a statewide grassroots effort -- we need you to make this happen!

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Added by Leslie Webb Riggins on November 3, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Eggplant is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. The Eggplant, which is also known as an Aubergine or Guinea Squash, is a member of the nightshade family of vegetables (which also includes tomatoes, potatoes, sweet peppers,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on November 1, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Locally raised farm-fresh mushrooms are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. E&M Farms has three varieties (Portabello, Crimini and Oyster) available at all four market locations.



Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of several varieties of edible fungi, and have been… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 27, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Heirloom Tomatoes are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Available from several local farms, Heirloom Tomatoes continue to gain popularity at Farmers’ Markets and other outlets, both because of their variety,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 19, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Mangoes from Wong Farms are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Well-known locally for their wonderful Shady Lady Tomatoes, Wong Farms also grow some of the best Mangoes you’ll ever taste.



Commercially-grown…
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Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Certified Farmers Market To Open in City of Coachella.

New Certified Farmers Market

To Open in City of Coachella.


The Palm Springs Cultural… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 6, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers' Market!

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Okra


Okra is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Long a favorite in Southern, Creole and Cajun cooking,… Continue

Added by Michael Carroll Green on October 3, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

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