Nourish your body with fresh-from-the-field flavors from one of several certified Greater Palm Springs farmers markets. Baskets of brightly colored berries and rows of plump bell peppers and table grapes offer only a glimpse of the rich bounty of the oasis. In fact, agriculture is the area's second-largest industry after tourism, and you can experience the freshness for yourself at local farmers markets and street fairs.
Certified Farmers Markets in Greater Palm Springs
Every Sunday morning from October to May, Old Town La Quinta transforms into a wonderland of produce, herbs, nuts, cheese, and honey from local farmers and vendors. Shop for homemade bread and other goodies, watch a live cooking demo, sip on a freshly squeezed fruit juice, and pick out a beautiful bouquet of flowers while strolling through the city’s charming downtown. Palm Springs and Palm Desert also host weekly certified farmers markets overflowing with fruits, flowers, and food samples. The best part? You can enjoy them year-round when they move from their open-air locations to temporary inside spaces at the Palm Springs Pavilion and Westfield Mall.
Greater Palm Springs Street Fairs
Browse everything from fresh fruit and veggies to unique handcrafted gifts and artwork at the College of the Desert Street Fair, held every Saturday and Sunday in Palm Desert. Food trucks and live music help set a festive scene. Catch even more live street performers and local vendors at VillageFest, a full-fledged street fair that unfolds in downtown Palm Springs every Thursday.