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Down on the Farm

Coachella Valley farmers' markets are makng preparations to either stay open for the summer or close and wait for cooler temps in the fall.

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Summer markets mean a chance to enjoy some fresh figs in season.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY PALM SPRINGS CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

As the summer months approach, farmers markets across the Coachella Valley pivot in preparation for how to go forward in the heat. Some elect to close and wait to reopen in the fall, while others find the means to carry on.

Here is an updated list of what farmers' markets are still currently active, and where to find those that will be in operation during the summer.

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY INDIAN WELLS CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
A shopper checks out artisanal offerings.

Indian Wells

Indian Wells Certified Farmers Market

Hours/Days:
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through May

Location:
Villages Shopping Center, 74895 Highway 111

Covid Practices:
Masks are required and hand sanitizer stations are available.

What to Expect:
Since starting this market in January in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Christiana Green has grown the number of vendors featuring fresh produce, charcuterie boxes, fresh flowers from Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers, and baked goods from L’Artisan Bakery among others.

Visit facebook.com/IndianWellsCertifiedFarmersMarket

Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage Certified Farmers Market

OUTDOORS

Hours/Days:
8 a.m. to 1 p. m. Fridays through May

Location:
Rancho Mirage at the Atrium, 69930 Highway 111

What to Expect: The Rancho Mirage Farmers Market will stay outdoors through May, but has elected not to pursue an indoor summer edition. For the rest of May, you will find fresh farm grown produce including vegetables and fruits, eggs, baked goods, and granola.

Visit facebook.com/ranchomiragecertifiedfarmersmarket

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY RANCHO MIRAGE CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY THE RIVER RANCHO MIRAGE
Patrons of The Market at The River peruse artwork. The market will close at the end of May and return in the fall.

Market at The River

Hours/Days
From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through May 30

Location:
71800 Highway 111Rancho Mirage, at the parking lot of The River Mall.

Covid Practices:
Vendors are spread out 8 feet apart. Hand-washing stations are available. Masks and social distancing are mandatory.

What to Expect:
The Market at The River will continue until the end of May.

Visitors will find fresh produce, hand crafted jewelry and other items, and more from local businesses around the Coachella Valley.

They expect to reopen in the middle of September or early October.

Visit theriveratranchomirage.com/events

Palm Springs

Coachella Valley Certified Farmer’s Markets

OUTDOORS

Palm Springs continues to offer its outdoor market from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through May 31.

Location: Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Baristo, in the parking lot of the Camelot Theatres.

INDOORS

Days/Hours
First indoor market will be June 12 and runs until September, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:
Inside the Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S Pavilion Way, Palm Springs

Covid Practices:
There's a single point of entry and exit to keep track of the visitor numbers. Covid safety protocols will be continued. Masks are still mandatory.

What to Expect:
The Pavilion offers 10,000 square feet of event space to provide a cool indoor environment during the summer months.

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY PALM SPRINGS CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
The Pavilion allow the Palm Springs market to switch to an indoor facility during the hot summer months.

Visitors can expect to find a variety of fresh farm products, vegetables, fruits, honey, eggs, and cheese. Also look for Da-Le Ranch Meats, Trinity Tea, Frenchy Yogurt, and Xeba Botanical body products, and more.

The Coachella Valley Certified Farmers Markets in La Quinta and Palm Desert have closed for the summer, and will reopen in October.

Visit certifiedfarmersmarkets.org