Locally Grown Ranier Cherries are the perfect way to celebrate Summer, and a delicious way to introduce this year’s Summer crop of California Stone Fruits. Ranier Cherries are also this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets. Originally developed in 1952 at Washington State University (and named after Mount Ranier), Ranier Cherries are a hybrid of the Bing Cherry and the Van cherry cultivars. They are especially large yellow to gold cherries with blushes of bright red. The flesh is yellow and super sweet. In fact, Ranier Cherries are considered by most people to be the sweetest, prettiest and most pampered of cherries of all.
Did You Know: It’s not only people who like Ranier Cherries. Despite the best efforts of farmers, birds consume up to a third of the annual crop.
Price: $6 per bag
OF NOTE: Our Seasonal Markets are winding down (the Coachella and La Quinta Markets are closed for the Summer, the Palm Desert Market’s last day is Wednesday, May 30th, and the Palm Springs Market’s last day outdoors is Saturday, June 2nd).
We are preparing to debut our Summer Certified Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 9th in its new location at the Palm Springs Pavillion, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs CA 92262. We are thrilled that the City of Palm Springs is sponsoring our Summer Market location through its Office of Sustainability.
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.
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.