Same Freshness With More Than 40+ Local Vendors, Artisans
Rancho Mirage Community Park is the place to be every Friday starting October 7. It is the new and permanent home of the Rancho Mirage Certified Farmers Market. This well-situated green space will host approximately 40+ local artisans, chefs, food vendors, and farmers each week between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. “It’s an absolute dream to be able to partner with the City of Rancho Mirage and have access to a long-term home to continue to grow the Market,” says owner and operator Christiana Green.
First launched at The Atrium in March 2021, the Rancho Mirage Certified Farmers Market also enjoyed a brief stint at The River in early 2022. The rain-or-shine (but not high winds), the Market is looking forward to spreading its wings at the Rancho Mirage Community Park. All the offerings are quality items because vendors must have a Certified Producer’s Certificate (CPC), a regulation process of the California Department of Food and Agriculture Certified Farmers Market Program. “Our mission,” says Green, “is to bring farm-fresh food to the table and educate residents on the significance of knowing the people who grow the food we eat.”
Live music will be featured each week between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. plus a yoga instructor will lead a free class starting at 10 a.m. Market-goers can find parking along both sides of San Jacinto Drive or in the Community Park’s west parking lot.
Get ready to shop
Most vendors do not have a brick-and-mortar location, so their goods can only be found at the Certified Farmers Market and many now accept WIC. Some of the offerings include:
760 Coffee Company: Gourmet coffee.
A Castaway Seafood: Fresh and frozen seafood and shellfish.
Arriola’s Tortilleria: Ready-to-eat tamales, fresh chips, flour and corn tortillas.
Athena’s Sweets and Treats
Biscotti Lady: Italian cookies and desserts.
Black Sheep Farms: Vegetables, fruit, and beans.
Blossom Nursery: Cut flowers.
Branch and Vine: Infused olive oils.
Canyon Creek Mushrooms: Fresh mushrooms, often harvested the same day as delivery.
Chaupain Bakery: Fresh baked goods, artisan breads, and pastries.
Chavez Farms: Fruits and vegetables.
Cherry’s Famous Rugelah: Fourth generation baker creates a variety of flavors including chocolate, apricot, cinnamon nut, and raspberry.
Cool Coaster: Artisan goods.
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.
Don’s Juice: Fresh squeezed juices.
Dulces El Bandidio: Mexican candy.
Finca Bonita Vegetables and Fruit: A wide variety of organic produce, including leafy greens, fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Non-GMO, no pesticides, and no chemicals used.
Funny Kernel: Kettle corn.
Gary’s Produce: Variety of vegetables.
Got Green Drinks?: Cold pressed juices.
Healthy Teas: Variety of teas.
J & Big T’s Sauces: Meticulously handcrafted quality sauces.
Katelyn Valk: Numerologist.
Leo Mallet: Wooden bowls.
Muffie’s Pup Treats: Natural plant-based dog treats.
Nest Farm: Fresh vegetables.
On The Go Clothing: Hoodies.
Palm Blings: Jewelry.
PFC Farm: Organic vegetables.
Robynn Joy Company: Nothing but natural candles, soaps, and skin care items.
The Ronin Edge: Mobile knife sharpening.
Sage Mountain: Organic produce and beef.
Spring Hill Cheese, Petaluma Organic Creamery: Cheeses, butter, and ghee.
The Little Brush: Watercolor stationery and paper goods.
The Tamale Guy: Variety of fresh handmade tamales.
Trinity Superfoods: Healthy teas.