A weekly Certified Farmer’s Market could set up in downtown Indio as early as February!  On Jan. 19, Indio City Councilmembers unanimously approved an agreement to bring the market to a City owned property just west of City Hall on Towne Street between Bliss and Oasis Streets.

Certified produce, fresh hot and cold chef-prepared foods, artisan crafts such as handmade wood and leather gifts, stationery, soap, jewelry, candles and other crafted items will be sold every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from October through May.  The market will also include live music, and a family friendly atmosphere encouraging relaxation and support of fresh, locally made, farm to table items. 

“The Indio farmer’s market is such an exciting project for us, especially as we work to bring additional free events to our residents and the whole community downtown,” said Indio Mayor Waymond Fermon.  “This is also a great and central location for people who live across the valley who want to support local entrepreneurs and also see our new sculptures.”

The agreement with established Certified Farmers Market organizer Christiana Green allows for a possible smaller, indoor market during the hotter summer months. Green also runs similar markets in Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells.

“Having a farmers market in Indio will truly be amazing,” added Green.  “I have been an Indio resident for eight years, and bringing my community fresh, healthy, locally grown produce and fresh, nutritious foods is an honor to both help the community and give small businesses a platform to support their families.”

The Indio Certified Farmer’s Market is in close proximity to a mixed-use multifamily residential development already approved by the Indio Planning Commission and City Council along Oasis and Bliss Streets, and expected to break ground in summer 2022.