LOCAL MARKETS & STREET FAIRS
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 this culinary 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. Check out the Street Fair at College of the Desert happening every Saturday and Sunday!
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 freshly squeezed fruit juice, and pick out a beautiful bouquet of flowers while strolling through the city’s charming downtown. Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage also host weekly Certified Farmers Markets overflowing with fruits, flowers and food samples. If you are headed up to Joshua Tree, stop by their Certified Farmers Market every Saturday, year-round!
Greater Palm Springs Street Fairs
Food trucks and live music help set a festive scene. Catch live street performers and local vendors at VillageFest, a full-fledged street fair that unfolds in downtown Palm Springs every Thursday.