Homegrown Fun Abounds
Beyond cooler evening weather and incredible opportunities to explore the desert’s lifestyle, the fall months also mark the full return of our local farmers’ markets. Taking place across the desert in various cities throughout the week, these outdoor markets provide a portal to locally grown and sourced goods. Aside from classic market staples, such as fresh fruits and veggies, artisanal cheeses, and delightful breads, there are other unique items available to purchase, from floral arrangements to handmade goods, clothing, jewelry and more. The farmers’ markets offer a trove waiting to be discovered.
Below are the details on each market by city, running west to east:
The Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ market is held outdoors on Saturdays from 8am-12:30pm October through May, in the Camelot Theatres parking lot (2300 E. Baristo Road), beginning on Saturday, October 1st.
The Rancho Mirage farmers’ market is open on Fridays at Rancho Mirage Community Park (71560 San Jacinto Drive) from 8am to 2pm, beginning on Friday, October 7th.
The Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Market now takes place Sundays, October through April, from 8am-1pm, at 72559 Highway 111 outside the Chamber of Commerce, starting on Sunday, October 2nd.
The Street Fair at College of the Desert, is held every Saturday, and Sunday from 8am-2pm at College of the Desert.
The Indian Wells farmers’ market has a new home this year and will now be held at Southwest Church (44-175 Washington Street) on Thursdays from 8am-2pm starting October 6th.
The La Quinta Certified Farmers’ Market is held October through April in Old Town La Quinta (78100 Main Street off of Calle Tampico) on Sundays from 8am-1pm, starting Sunday, October 9th.
The Indio Super Sunday Certified Farmers’ Market is held October through May from 9am – 2pm at 45235 Towne Street. The market opens October 9th.
Whether you are stocking up on fruits and veggies for the week or hunting for unique gifts for the holidays or a special occasion, we hope you get a chance to explore our farmer’s markets and support local businesses in the process.