The Slow Food Movement Is Catching On Fast In The Desert

Last February, the Palm Springs Cultural Center sponsored a certified open-air farmers market in the parking lot of the Camelot Theater. The Saturday event was an immediate success with locals and visitors alike. Not a big surprise.

The Coachella Valley supplies much of the country with its produce, but our own grocery stores are filled with over-priced, under ripe, tastless fruits and vegetables from other parts of the world.

By popular demand, farmers markets were also opened last year, in La Quinta and Palm Desert. If you’ve forgotten what a tomatoe tastes like, the Palm Springs farmers markets will reopen for the season, on Saturday, September 26th. La Quinta reopens on Sunday, September 27th and Palm Desert reopens on on Wednesday, September 30th.

On Sunday, November 15th, the third-annual Slow Food Farm To Table Celebration will be held at the Jackalope Ranch in Indio. Visit their website for more information.