Dec 15

The Fresh Pick of the Week From the Certified Farmers Market

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents:
The Fresh Pick of the Week
From the Certified Farmers Market

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week: Apples and Pears, Oh My!

Certified Organic Apples and Pears from Ha’s Apple Farms are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. The markets are thrilled to have Ha’s Apple Farms back for another season with their wonderful varieties of apples and pears, plus fresh-made jams, jellies, syrups, vinegars, and dried fruits.

Apples and Pears are pomaceous fruits. They grow on deciduous trees that blossom in the spring and produce fruit in the fall, and have been eaten by humans since ancient times. Apples and Pears figure prominently in human history, as well as in myths and legends from almost every culture. There are quite a few varieties of both, due in large part to both natural variation and hybridization by humans; some 7,500 known varieties of Apples and 3,000 varieties of Pears. Apples and Pears are quite versatile foods, and can be eaten fresh, or be cooked, canned, dried and even squeezed into juice. The fruits can also be used for making jellies and jams or ciders.

Europeans smoked Pear Leaves before tobacco was discovered in America and introduced to Europe.

Price: $2 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, 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.


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



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.