There’s something historic and tasty coming to The Atrium, Rancho Mirage’s very first Certified Farmers Market. With a Grand Opening on March 5, the market will feature more than 50 local vendors and artisans every Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Owner / operator Christiana Green, who also runs the market in Indian Wells, is excited to bring these offerings to Rancho Mirage. “Every person that sells something either made it or grew it,” she says about all the small businesses involved in this new venture. All are quality items because vendors must have a Certified Producer’s Certificate (CPC), a regulation process of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Certified Farmers Market Program.
What you’ll find
Without a major supermarket on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage, Green says she’s hoping to “fill in the gaps” for people seeking fresh produce and handmade goods near their homes. Because many vendors do not have a brick-and-mortar location, their goods can only be found at the Certified Farmers Market. This includes:
Acapico: Authentic gourmet Mexican salsa, chips, guacamole, bean dips and tortillas.
Bautista’s Family Organic Date: Seven varieties of fresh dates.
Biscotti Lady: Italian cookies and desserts.
Black Sheep Farms: Fresh vegetables, fruit, and beans.
Bread and Flours: Homemade bread, flour, marmalade, jam and granola.
Bourbon Vanilla Bakery: A small-batch bakery specializing in handcrafted baked goods.
Canyon Creek Mushrooms: Fresh mushrooms, often harvested the same day as delivery.
Cherry’s Famous Rugelach: Mark Cherry, a fourth generation, 30-year bakery vet, makes fresh rugelah each week in a variety of delicious flavors including chocolate, apricot, cinnamon nut, raspberry, and more depending on the week.
Coachella Urban Valley Farms CUVF Micro Greens: No chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers are used on crops of cilantro, wheatgrass, black oil sunflower shoots, buckwheat greens, radishes, micro salad mix and more.
Dyes in Motion: Handmade tie-dyed T-shirts are made using the highest quality 100% cotton.
Epic Health Co.: Handmade hemp bio-phytoceuticals for people and pets.
Fabys Bees: Variety of honey products.
Finca Bonita Vegetables and Fruit: A wide variety of organic produce, including leafy greens, fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
Got Green Drinks?: Detox juice cleanses.
The Grate Plate: Stoneware ceramic grating plate made with lead-free, food-safe glazes.
Heavenly Confections: A variety of cakes and chocolate delights.
Hook and Line Fishery: A family commercial fishery selling wild caught Alaskan fish.
Joshua Tree Coffee: Organic coffee roaster.
La Isla Cevicheria: Ceviche, seafood tacos, aguachile, salsa, pacócteles and more.
L’Artisan Bakery: Freshly made breads and pastries.
Likada: Handmade soap, bath bombs, bath soaks, and scrubs.
Michael Volpone Silversmithing: Handcrafted Western style silver and gold work, and custom leather.
Mondragon Farms: Citrus and juice.
Nest Farm: Fresh vegetables.
Nora’s Empanadas: Authentic Argentinian style baked empanadas.
Pam Scarves: Handmade scarves.
Pasta Syndicate: Gourmet pasta, ravioli, lasagna, sauces, and tiramisu.
Parmigiano Reggiano: Delicious salads, spreads, dips, and chips.
Patterson Family Organics: Eggs and poultry.
Resendiz Brothers: Plants and flowers.
Robynn Joy Company: Nothing but natural candles, soaps and skin care items.
The Ronin Edge: Mobile knife sharpening.
Seeds of Life Nursery: A variety of edible plants for your garden.
Soup Thyme: Vegan soups.
Spring Hill Cheese, Petaluma Organic Creamery: Cheeses, butter, and ghee.
Sugar Pie: Independent, woman-owned vendor selling pie, smoked meats, and freshly baked buttermilk biscuits.
The Tamale Guy: Variety of fresh handmade tamales.
Trinity Teas: Specialty teas and golden milk latte.
Vagabond Roasting Company: Mobile espresso bar serving coffee and specialty craft drinks.
Vero’s Creations: Hand-crocheted scarves and unique hand-sewn masks.
Wellness Cooking: Vegan and vegetarian Eastern European foods.
COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for this open-air market with strict mask enforcement, social distancing, no touch shopping and hand-washing stations. All vendors are from Riverside County or surrounding areas. Items are made by vendors and no reselling is allowed.
Once open, the market will operate every Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. October through May and 5 – 9 p.m. June through September.