The Coachella Valley is ripe with local flavors, and you can bring them to your table this Thanksgiving for a dinner your guests won’t forget. Here’s your guide to going local for your holiday feast.
Keep the carnivores content with fresh selections from Da-Le Ranch, a Lake Elsinore farm with just about any meat product you could dream of. From roasts and hams to eggs and broth, the extensive grass-fed and free-range selections come straight from their sustainable organic farm to your table. Market selections vary by availability, so pre-ordering online for farmers market pickup is recommended.
Order to pick up at Certified Farmers Market, call 951-486-1936 or visit www.da-le-ranch.com
CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET
Give your dishes some local flair with straight-from-the-farm flavors . Choose locally produced staples to make salads, stuffing, and more. Sundays, 78100 Main Street, La Quinta. Wednesdays, 72559 Highway 111, Palm Desert. Saturdays, Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs. All markets from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; www.certifiedfarmersmarkets.org
MADISON STREET PRODUCE
Located mere feet from the fields, this corner produce stand in Indio is as farm-to-table as it gets. Stock up on seasonal sweet corn, green beans, squash, and more for your farm-fresh feast.
47306 Madison Street, Indio. 760-347-3411; www.madisonstproduce.com
Watch your dessert being created at the new Brandini Toffee Shop & Factory in Rancho Mirage. From creamy, buttery toffee bites and toffee brownies to toffee-covered ice cream bars and toffee popcorn, sweeten your meal with a little local indulgence.
42250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 760-200-1598; www.brandinitoffee.com
Wake up from the turkey coma with a freshly brewed cup of locally roasted beans, courtesy of Koffi. Its top-quality green coffees are roasted in small batches at the Rancho Mirage location.
71380 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage. 760-340-2444; www.kofficoffee.com; 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive and 1700 S. Camino Real, both in Palm Springs.
Desert Distilling’s hand-crafted artisanal spirits include a tasting room, but try some at home for your celebration. Small-batch Original Vodka, American Gin, and the White Rum are made and bottled in Palm Desert. 34300 Gateway Drive, 760-770-3135; www.desertdistilling.com
COACHELLA VALLEY BREWS
With the football game on, enjoy an award-winning local brew, courtesy of Coachella Valley Brewing Co., Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse or La Quinta Brewing Co. 30640 Gunther Street, Thousand Palms. 760-343-5973; www.cvbco.com; 78065 Main Street, La Quinta. 760-972-4251; www.laquintabrewing.com; 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage. 760-346-8738; www.babesbbqandbrewhouse.com
Try CVB Co.’s Desert Swarm with local honey; Belgian Vanilla with cinammon and clove from Babe’s or Koffi Porter at LQ Brewing with a hint of chocolate.