One of the many endless reasons that living in Southern California is worth every moment is your local, year-round Certified farmers market! This is a weekly event you didn’t know you were missing. Held locally around the Coachella Valley, farmers, chefs, and artisans make or grow everything you’d need from the grocery store, only it’s local and you know their names.
The ability to create interpersonal relationships with the farmers has always been another great way of being able to enjoy your food more. Knowing their names is more important than you think. When you know them, it creates a deep respect for what they bring to your life.
Our farmers market has so much more than the freshest flowers, fruits, and vegetables. We also have fresh farm-raised meats; line-caught seafoods; fresh baked breads; pastries; cookies; biscotti; handmade hummus; chips and dips; salsas; jams; kombucha; handcrafted gourmet teas and sauces; premium olive oil; and balsamic vinegar available.
We have locally farmed honey, fresh squeezed juices, handcrafted leather and jewelry, all natural health products, handmade clothing, cards, skincare, soaps, candles, handcrafted and locally sourced wood bowls and cutting boards. This is only the beginning; it’s like a treasure hunt every day.
There are less of these small family farms every year. With our support, these families continue to grow food for generations to come. Small family farms are the backbone of this country; it’s our job and pleasure for you and others to have a place to support them.
Shopping at your local weekly farmers market not only allows nourishment for yourself and family, but you are helping a family just like yours flourish as well. Community brings unity. After all, all we have is each other; make our market family, your family too.
When shopping in large-chain grocery stores, you support large corporations and continue the cycle of GMO-based foods. When buying local, you get the blessing of eating food grown near you to replenish your body with complete nutrients and better tasting meal with no GMOs. You also support your local economy by putting your hard-earned money back into the town.
The farmers at a certified market don’t sell to grocery stores, they sell directly to you without the time of mass transportation and distribution. You’ll know their names, and building these relationships with the ones growing your food makes this food even more precious and delicious.
If you are a chef at a local restaurant, we encourage you to shop at the farmers market. Ask the farmers
about setting up a wholesale account for pre-ordering produce or freshly squeezed juices each week. We will be happy to cross-promote your restaurant for using farmers market produce, and invite you to our #shopwithchef program.
The La Quinta farmers market takes place every Sunday! Hours may differ for holidays like Christmas and Easter.
The La Quinta farmers market begins at 8 a.m. and usually ends around 1 p.m. Each stall might have slightly different hours, so it’s best to plan ahead!
Yes, the La Quinta farmers market is dog friendly! In fact, some stalls sell treats and gifts for your four-legged friends.
The Certified Farmers Market is closed for the summer. It reopens October to run through May and be available every Sunday (except Christmas & Easter) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Old Town La Quinta at 78100 Main Street in La Quinta, CA.
Feel free to call Christiana Green with any questions at (951) 551-6233 or visit https://oldtownlaquinta.com/certified-farmers-market/.