Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians Market On A Farm Is Now Open!

City News Service

COACHELLA (CNS) – The Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians opened a
farmers market today.

The grand opening ceremony for the market, named Temalpakh Farm
Market, was held at 1 Roberta Way. The market is a complement to the Temalpakh
Farm — meaning “from the earth” in Cahuilla — located on the Coachella
reservation.

The roughly 50-acre organic farm began construction in 2014, with the
market’s construction having started in 2018. Customers can buy produce
directly from the farm, and a classroom designed to teach about the tribe’s
culture and history in farming will soon be available to local educational
outlets, according to officials.

The project began under former Tribal Chairwoman Mary Ann Martin and
is being finished under current Tribal Chairwoman Amanda Vance, her daughter.

“The Tribe is proud to offer organic products in our market that come
directly from the farm and will be served at the dinner tables of the
community,” Vance said.

“To realize the vision of my mother in opening Temalpakh Farm Market
makes it even more special.”

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-01-18-2022 17:00

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