Jan 16

Fresh Pick of the Week

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Wheatgrass!

Healthy and nutritious, Wheatgrass is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Markets. Around the World Herbs sells Wheatgrass in several sizes of containers, all of which are grown at their 1/2 acre farm in Hemet CA.

Wheatgrass contains a variety of healthy amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, as well as a great dose of chlorophyll, It’s juice can be easily extracted from the Wheatgrass with a manual juicing machine (available at most health food stores). Proponents of Wheatgrass juice claim it can reduce the risk of cancer and detoxify the body. It has also been shown to enrich the blood and aid in digestion.

Did You Know: The consumption of Wheatgrass in the United States began in the 1930s after Charles F. Schnabel, an agricultural chemist, used fresh cut grass in an attempt to nurse dying hens back to health. The hens not only recovered, but produced eggs at a higher rate than healthy hens. Encouraged by his results, Schnabel began drying and powdering grass for his family and neighbors to supplement their diets, and the practice of consuming Wheatgrass either in juice form or as a dried powder became a popular nutritional regimen.

Price: $ 3 per container, 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.

Sidebar:

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 Saturdays in Coachella, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to Coachella City Hall, 1515 6th Street

– 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, 72-599 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.