About Temalpakh Farm
Good food that’s good for you and good for the planet. That’s what we create at Temalpakh Farm. But Temalpakh is much more than a farm. It represents the values and the culture of the Augustine Band of the Cahuilla Indians who run it, and it carries out a mission to create a sustainable lifestyle for the residents of the Coachella Valley. Temalpakh Farm embodies a way of life that will create a stronger community and a healthier planet for us all.
Temalpakh Farm is committed to creating natural, fresh food using sustainable farming practices. Our goal is to make nutritious food that is accessible to everyone, while also employing practices that protect the health of the land and ensure that it will provide for others for generations to come. We believe that we borrow the earth from our children – we do not inherit it from our ancestors – and our practices reflect that.
All produce is grown at Temalpakh Farm without the use of harsh chemicals or pesticides. We treat our products only with materials that have been approved and certified by the Organic Material Review Institute, and we do not include additives in post-production handling. We do not use GMO seeds or other products on our farm.
Everything that Temalpakh Farm grows is certified USDA organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). The farm has to meet rigorous standards for growing and handling produce in order to get these certifications, so you can feel confident knowing that any produce we sell is wholesome and nutritious. We also offer the Seven Feathers Guarantee that everything we sell – even the products that we don’t grow ourselves – is fresh and natural.
Sign up to receive produce boxes from Temalpakh Farm and get a regular serving of fresh, seasonal produce that is locally grown. The box is packed with the season’s bounty, giving you a variety of nutritious and delicious vegetables that will enliven your diet and give you interesting options for new meals. While you are getting great food that is great for your body and the earth, you are also saving money, which is great for your wallet, too.
All products included in the box come directly from the farm. Therefore, the box is limited to seasonal availability, and it is offered only during the peak growing season from November to May. That way, you get a substantial box and are assured of the freshest and highest quality produce.
If you don’t want to order a pre-packaged box, you can also build your own by customizing your cart online.
Temalpakh also offers a market for you to shop directly throughout the year. The market opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and it stays open until 2 p.m. each day except Friday, when it remains open until 4pm. Shop from the season’s best produce, or get a refreshing smoothie at the smoothie bar.
In addition to Temalpakh’s own produce, the market also sells supplemental produce from area farms and vendors. Any supplemental produce sold in the market is also certified USDA organic, and it must meet the same, high standards for natural production as our produce does. All products are also locally grown and sustainably sourced.
In an effort to make nutritious food accessible to as many people as possible, Temalpakh Farm provides produce not only direct to the consumer, but also direct to retail establishments and restaurants. We offer wholesale pricing that will fit most business models.
Available produce is updated regularly on our website, and we welcome inquiries about our upcoming harvests. We’ll work with you to help you get the high-quality, organic produce that you need.
We also offer credit for those who qualify. Please look at the application on our site to learn more.
Temalpakh Farm got its name from the Cahuilla word “temalpakh,” which means, “from the earth.” Our name reflects our values and our culture, and we strive to build a legacy for both in our practices and in the community that we build.
Since we started the farm in 2012, all our goods have been made and produced by the Augustine Band of the Cahuilla Indians. From our field practices to our general operations, we have taken care to ensure that we are doing right by the earth so that it can continue to be a place where we can all grow, play, and thrive. We understand that the earth is what we all have in common, and that everything is part of a patchwork woven by nature and uniting us all. We want the earth to be a welcoming place where we can return at the end of our journeys – as well as a place that will nourish us along the way.
When you buy produce from Temalpakh Farm, you are supporting that mission, and you are buying locally grown food and supporting a sustainable lifestyle. You are reducing the journey from farm to table, and you are investing in sustainable farming practices that nourish the land and ensure that it continues to provide a nutritious bounty.
Become a part of the Temalpakh community today and commit yourself to doing the best by the earth. Enjoy food that has been produced in an eco-friendly way and is highly nutritious. Sign up for a farm box or shop at our market to keep your table full of the best food on an affordable budget. If you own a business, look into our wholesale pricing to provide the best produce for your customers and help to contribute to a healthy and thriving community. It is up to us to secure a healthy future for our children and for our first and only home. Be a part of that with Temalpakh Farm and with food that is from the earth but for the people.
Our vision is to make healthy, fresh, and sustainable produce available to all. We believe in a more organic shared future for our business, our community, and our planet.
Join our e-mail list for farm fresh news, updates, and special offers!