Cherry’s Famous Rugelah is this week’s Fresh Pick of the Week from the valley’s three Certified Farmers’ Markets. Fourth Generation Baker, Mark Cherry, makes fresh Rugelah each week in a variety of delicious flavors, including Chocolate, Apricot, Cinnamon Nut, Raspberry, and more, depending on the week. Try one or try them all in a variety pack. Once you do, we’re sure you’ll be back for more. (He also offers FREE samples!)
Did you know: Rugelah (Rugalach) is a traditional Jewish food that is eaten any time of year, including, but not limited to Shabbat. Despite the fact that it is not fried in oil, it is traditional on Hanukkah.
Price: $10 per carton
The Certified Farmers’ Markets are the Coachella Valley’s only State and County Certified Farmers’ Markets. That means all the fruits, vegetables, meats and other products that are on sale at the markets have been grown on California Certified farms. In addition, almost all the farms are located within a 90 mile radius of the markets (thus reducing the carbon footprint), and many of the products sold are “USDA Certified Organic.”
All Certified Farmers’ Markets accept CalFresh EBT Cards, WIC Farmers’ Market Checks, and Senior Farmers’ Market Checks. The Markets also offer Market Bucks that can be purchased using charge cards or cash, then used at the market for purchases.
The Certified Farmers Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.