february, 2020

19feb8:00 AM12:30 PMPalm Desert Certified Farmers' Market8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72559 Hwy 111 Palm Desert, CA - 92260Event Categories:Markets & Fairs,Shop

Event Details

Update in light of COVID-19 Crisis: We have created a list of modifications to our normal operations that incorporate health and safety recommendations from the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Department of Public Health. These include: * Spacing booths and tables to allow and increase social distancing between non-related customers while shopping and paying. * Encourage participant division of labor between payment and food restocking * Ensure each CFM participant has either a hand-washing station or hand sanitizer and uses them between each transaction. * Offer additional hand washing stations inside the Market space, supplemental to restrooms. * Suspend sampling and hot/prepared on-site food sales. * Increase frequency of cleaning for tables and payment devices. * Eliminate non-essential services like entertainment, to discourage lingering. * Continue to accept government nutrition funds such as EBT/WIC. * Arrange for food recovery for local redistribution when possible. By reopening the Markets in a modified way we are not only looking out for the health and safety of our customers and participants, but providing a critical source of income for our farmers and artisan food makers. Local farmers and vendors get together to showcase the fruits of their labor every Wednesday from October through April. The CFM is a gathering place where the community can learn about the importance of nutrition, fresh produce and organic options. This occurs next to the Palm Desert Chamber. The Certified Farmers’ Markets are the Coachella Valley’s only State and County Certified Farmers’ Markets. That means all the fruits, vegetables, meats and other products that are on sale at the markets have been grown on California Certified farms. In addition, almost all the farms are located within a 90 mile radius of the markets (thus reducing the carbon footprint), and many of the products sold are “USDA Certified Organic.”


(Wednesday) 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce

72559 Hwy 111 Palm Desert, CA - 92260