When the City of Palm Desert embarked on transforming San Pablo Avenue from a vehicle focused thruway into the heart of a revitalized city center, the design always envisioned a space for community gatherings and events. With the first phase of the San Pablo streetscape improvements completed at a time when events are limited, two different markets have become the first events to try that space on for size. 

The Certified Farmers’ Market was the first to make the move to San Pablo, in December 2020. Sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the Certified Farmers’ Market has been a perennial favorite in the community for more than a decade. The market provides residents and visitors a mid-valley, midweek opportunity to shop for a wide assortment of fruits, vegetables, and other artisanal products. The market’s nearly two-dozen farms are regionally based, most within 100 miles of Palm Desert. In addition to the wonderful produce, the Certified Farmers’ Market offers a mouthwatering array of other products such as farm raised meats, eggs, cheeses, honey, organic coffee, prepared foods, and more.

The Palm Desert Certified Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday morning in season (October through April) from 8am-12:30pm. For more information, please visit www.certifiedfarmersmarkets.org, or call 844-7FARMCV (844-732-7628).

New to San Pablo is the Sunday Market, a project by the date farmer-restaurateur team behind CV Harvest Box. CV Harvest Box is a fresh produce delivery enterprise, born out of the pandemic, created to provide sustainability to local growers who found their business slipping away as restaurants shuttered. 

Now those same growers and other local businesses are bringing their products straight to San Pablo at the Sunday Market, creating new opportunities and boosting our area’s economy. This monthly event will occur on the last Sunday of the month, 8am to noon, from February through May 2021. 

For more information on the Sunday Market, visit the CV Harvest Box website at coachellaproduce.com or call 760-534-1139.

San Pablo Avenue’s potential as the new central hub of Palm Desert is only just beginning to be realized, and these markets are a great way to be introduced to all that the street has to offer. With its reimagined pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly design, San Pablo lends itself to exploration. While you’re there, be sure to visit the many shops and restaurants that call San Pablo Avenue home and are worthy of your support as well:

Restaurants and Bars:

El Rodeo Café
44820 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 346-5046
Authentic, made-from-scratch Mexican restaurant

Desert Fox Bar
44750 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 895-4385
Cocktail lounge with a charming atmosphere

Mi Cultura Peruvian Colombian Cuisine
44795 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 636-1707
Authentic Peruvian and Colombian Cuisine

The Real Italian Deli
44795 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 836-1493
Sandwiches, salads and entrees, plus Italian food products


ABC Coin Laundry
44795 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 610-2598
Convenient neighborhood laundromat

Brows by Evons
44855 San Pablo Ave. #3
(714) 951-1118
Microblading and permanent make-up clinic

Evolving Spaces
44855 San Pablo Avenue
(760) 851-4734
Interior design and home staging

Forbidden Anchor Tattoo
44855 San Pablo Ave. #4
(760) 404-0753
Tattoo and piercing studio

Oriental Thai Massage
44855 San Pablo Ave. #5
(760) 698-3141
Traditional Thai therapeutic healing massage

Sun Splash Screen Printing and Embroidery
44830 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 341-4010
Custom T-shirts and apparel


Circle K
44775 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 779-0926
Neighborhood convenience store

Comic Asylum
44829 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 636-6711
Old and new comic books

Exotic Birds Unlimited
44827 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 779-5205
Bird shop plus grooming, boarding and supplies

Marc’s Golf
44760 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 346-6227
Custom clubs and repair

The Shops on San Pablo
44850 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 834-7001
Showroom for boutique fashion, jewelry, and gifts

44855 San Pablo Ave. #1 & #2
(442) 282-8438
Fun and eclectic resale shop

44841 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 340-2840
Bike sales, rentals and repairs

Trims Décor & More
44790 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 773-6650
Interior design and upholstery showroom

You Dirty Dog
44770 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 779-5525
Full-service grooming and self-service wash

Zen Aquatics
44843 San Pablo Ave.
(760) 568-6133
Custom aquariums and water features

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