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.

Jan 16

Young Americans Outreach Workshop Coming to Palm Springs High School January 19 – 21, 2012.

Young Americans Outreach Workshop  Coming to Palm Springs High School January 19 – 21, 2012.

Public Performance Scheduled for Saturday, January 21st.

Internationally acclaimed performing and music advocacy group, The Young Americans, will be making a tour stop, and conducting a three-day music performance workshop at Palm Springs High School from January 19th through January 21st. Over three hundred fifty local 4th-12th grade students are currently scheduled to participate in the Palm Springs tour stop, thanks to the generous support of local philanthropists, Ric and Rozene Supple, founders of The Palm Springs Cultural Center.

The touring cast of The Young Americans – 46 members, ages 18 to 24, move from city to city and country to country, staying at the homes of hospitable local citizens. At each tour stop, they teach a three-day music performance workshop that includes classes in singing, dancing, and theater. On the final day, a spectacular two-hour show is produced where the participants perform right alongside The Young Americans in front of parents, families, teachers, peers and community members.

Parents, teachers and communities continue to express amazement at the way the workshops lift spirits, build self-esteem and encourage teamwork in their children. The Young Americans are honored and proud to serve as role models for young kids all over the world as they energetically share the Universal language of music everywhere they go.

Young Americans Tour Stop
And Music Performance Workshop

Palm Springs High School

Workshops:
Thursday, Jan. 19th – 5-8pm
Friday, Jan. 20th – 5-8pm
Saturday, Jan. 21st – 8-12pm

Performance (Free to the Public):
Saturday, Jan. 21st – 2pm

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About The Young Americans;

The Young Americans is a non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts and educational corporation with no political or religious affiliations. The group was founded in 1962 by Milton C. Anderson and is credited with creating the very popular “glee” and “show-choir” concepts in the early 60’s. They are the oldest and largest youth music advocacy movement in the world whose main focus is to help strengthen music education programs in schools and communities.

To date, the group has grown into 250 cast members (ages 16-23) and has taken its love of music and performing all over the world with its International Music Outreach Tours. Last year alone, the group staged over 200 performances and music advocacy workshops in 120 cities, across 11 countries and 4 continents. Through their touring, The Young Americans have taught and influenced more than half a million young people in public and private schools. They have performed for Presidents, heads of state, won an Academy Award, been on national TV numerous times and performed for hundreds of audiences worldwide.

More information about The Young Americans can be found on their website www.youngamericans.org

Jan 03

Coyote Stageworks to present Boeing Boeing at Annenberg Theatre – February 16-19 ( 5 shows only).

Coyote Stageworks presents:
BOEING BOEING

Don’t Miss this Uproariously Funny, Jet-Propelled
Mid-Century Modern Comedy Classic!!

Fresh from their big wins at the Desert Theatre League’s 2010-2011 Desert Star Awards (Five Awards for A TUNA CHRISTMAS), and their highly successful run of the hit musical PLAID TIDINGS in November, Coyote StageWorks returns to the Annenberg Theater this coming February with the Tony Award-Winning comedy BOEING-BOEING. Kick off Modernism Week with this high-flying, 1960’s romp.

BOEING-BOEING, written by Marc Camolleti, and translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, originally ran in London for seven years. Revived on Broadway in 2008, Boeing won two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. The Coyote StageWorks’ production, directed by James Gruessing, stars Coyote StageWorks’ members, David Engel (as Bernard – an American architect living in Paris, and juggling THREE flight attendant fiancées) and Larry Raben (as Bernard’s old school friend, Robert.)

With a plot that’s as fast-paced as a busy airport, BOEING-BOEING delivers jet-propelled laughs in a sexy, retro romp. Just imagine: The year is 1964. Professional playboy, Bernard, is engaged to not one, but three gorgeous airline stewardesses; one American (TWA), one Italian (Alitalia) and one German (Lufthansa.) Aided by his long-suffering housekeeper, Berthe, and a copy of the airline’s flight schedules, Bernard juggles his romantic arrivals and departures with fine-tuned precision, much to the awe and envy of his devastatingly shy, old friend Robert. All this is about to change, though, and Bernard’s love life is about to hit comic turbulence when all three of his fiancées are rescheduled to the newer, faster Boeing jets and they all arrive at his apartment at the same time! BOEING-BOEING arrives at the Annenberg Theater on February 16th. But grab your boarding passes quick! There are only five special performances and the lay-over only lasts through February 19th.

BOEING BOEING

5 performances only
February 16 – 19
Tickets: $39 – $55

Annenberg Theater
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Tickets:

www.psmuseum.org or by calling 760-325-4490

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Sidebar: Coyote StageWorks is Palm Springs’ newest, award winning, professional, Equity theater company. A not-for-profit 501 c 3, Coyote StageWorks strives to create a full-time, professional, regional theater in the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area.

Jan 02

Fresh Pick of the Week: Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

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 all market locations, and is squeezed on the spot from locally grown oranges. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice contains all the nutrition of the oranges from which it’s made (unlike the grocery store options), and retains more of the fresh orange flavor as well. There are no additives, and no added sugars. Just the pure unfiltered goodness squeezed from locally grown oranges while you watch!

DID YOU KNOW: Sweet Oranges are almost never grown from seeds. Rather, they are grafted, with the top part, the sweet orange stem grafted to a rootstock from a different orange variety, typically that of a hardy sour orange.

Price: $ 2.50 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.

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.

DID YOU KNOW:
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.

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.

 

Dec 15

New Book, The Profitable Chef Turns Commercial Kitchens into Powerful Profit Centers.

New Book,
The Profitable Chef
Turns Commercial Kitchens
into Powerful Profit Centers.

The kitchen is the heart of any foodservice operation, whether it be a restaurant, a catering company, or some other type of commercial food and beverage outlet. Running it efficiently and effectively is critical, and can often mean the difference between success and failure. A new book, The Profitable Chef, by Jean-Pierre Eigenheer, Executive Chef S.C.E.C., is designed to take the guesswork out of running a profitable kitchen by providing a series of systems designed to turn the kitchen into a powerful profit center.

“The Profitable Chef is designed for anyone charged with running a commercial kitchen,” Chef Eigenheer says. “The book includes practical advice on food management – everything from ordering, receiving and storing to pre-preparation, preparation and service –  as well as advice on managing costs (labor and food), menu development, sanitation and safety, and crew motivation.”

The Profitable Chef is as complete a look at kitchen operation as you’re likely to find in a world filled with every sort of food knowledge, and all sorts of advice on opening a restaurant, and it’s written from the standpoint of someone who has “been there and done that.” More a workbook/guidebook than a schoolbook, The Profitable Chef is an easy read, and will surely be a favorite for anyone in the food and beverage business

“I read some research a few years ago that said almost seventy per cent of new restaurants fail within their first two years of operation,” Eigenheer continues. “And I thought to myself that lots of those failures could be avoided if the kitchen operations were structured for maximum efficiency and profitability.”

Eigenheer, a Swiss-trained Executive Chef who has been in the business for over forty years, had developed a series of kitchen systems that had been honed to perfection over the course of his career, and had garnered much praise for them among peers and employees alike. Friends and co-workers encouraged him to begin writing them down. Before long, Chef Eigenheer’s kitchen systems became the basis for The Profitable Chef.

“No matter how good a chef you are,” Eigenheer continues, “you will not be successful if you’re trying to run your kitchen operation by the seat of your pants. The idea behind The Profitable Chef was to give the reader a very clear blueprint for running a profitable and
successful kitchen.”

Dec 15

Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the Week

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: Dates!

Organic Dates are this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Certified Farmers’ Market. A variety of locally-grown dates are available at the markets, including Khadrawy, Honey, Halawy, Deglet Noor and Medjool. Dates , along with many other types of dried fruit, are part of a popular holiday tradition that “dates” back to the Middle Ages, but Dates have been a primary food source for humans since ancient times. In fact, Dates have been consumed by humans for so long, their place of origin is actually unknown (although it is assumed to have been somewhere in the Middle East). Archeological evidence suggests that they were cultivated as early as 6,000 BCE in Arabia, and the ancient Egyptians ate the fruit (and made wine from Dates) as long ago as 4,000 BCE. Most Americans are most familiar with Dates in their ripened dried form, but in other parts of the world, they are eaten fresh, and are said to have a taste that is somewhere between a Date and an Apple.

DID YOU KNOW: The Coachella Valley is the primary Date-growing region in the United States, and is responsible for nearly 95 percent of the the Dates grown in the United States.

Price: $ 3.50 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, 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.

Dec 15

FREE Screening of THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take?

Special FREE Screening of THRIVE:
What on Earth Will It Take?
Coming to Camelot Theatres
Sunday, December 18, 2011.

After a lifetime journey of pursuing the question of why human beings were not thriving, Foster Gamble’s research led him to the conclusion that a small group of financial elite had gained control over key areas – energy, food, health care, education and more – and were the single greatest threat to humanity’s ability to thrive.

Gamble’s documentary, THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take?, lifts the veil on what’s REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream – uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. THRIVE weaves together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, and offers real solutions, empowering people with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming their lives and future.

 Don’t Miss the Special FREE Screening of
THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take?
Sunday, December 18th, 6:30pm
Camelot Theatres
2300 East Baristo Road
Palm Springs, California 92262,
760-325-6565