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Palm Springs has a history as an iconic holiday destination for California’s rich and famous. This reputation is somewhat 1-dimensional, conjuring images of time spent lounging around the pool before returning to the “real world” beyond the San Gorgonio Pass.
Thankfully, Palm Springs has evolved into a year-round community with a rich cultural and commercial scene. With many young entrepreneurs and investors looking to this accommodating city, there are many exciting businesses for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Palm Springs has unique businesses everyone should know about, from retail to dining and services.
So, without any more introduction, here are four local Palm Springs businesses to check out.

CV Harvest Box

Understandably, farmers in the Coachella Valley have been struggling of late. The demand from restaurants has declined, reducing sales and revenues.
That’s where farmer Mark Tadros and restaurateur Tony Marchese decided to step in in 2020, devising a plan to bring farm fresh produce directly from Coachella Valley farmers to household consumers.
Sign up on their website, tell them what you want, and expect goodies to land at your doorstep weekly. Delicious, healthy, and fresh, you’ll also support local farmers and contribute to sustainability by buying local - it’s a win for everyone.

Mojave Flea Trading Post
383 N Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA

Situated on Indian Canyon Drive, just north of downtown, the Mojave Flea Trading Post is a collective of local brands, artists, and artisans.
Art, locally roasted coffee, vintage clothes, jewelry and more - you can find so many treasures wandering this open-plan department store.

Occupants come from all over this part of the world, including Joshua Tree and Coachella Valley, and you can be sure that everything you pick up will have both a local flavor and be in support of local businesses.
Make sure to stop by sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., any day of the week.

Hot Purple Energy
810 N. Farrell Drive
Palm Springs, CA

Established in 2009, Hot Purple Energy is still a business everyone in Palm Springs should know about. Like our previous two entries, these guys are also in the business of providing a local source for something you consume every day, but unlike the previous two, we’re not talking vegetables or T-shirts.
Hot Purple Energy specializes in providing alternative energy solutions for homes and businesses, installing discrete and integrated solar systems to meet your energy needs in a low-cost and sustainable way.
If you’re looking to install a solar energy system specifically for something low-profile and reliable, then Hot Purple Energy should be your first call. Located on Farrell Drive on the northwest side of the airport.
People come to Palm Springs to take advantage of the year-round sunny weather - so why not for powering your home as well?

Smoke Tree BBQ
1775 E Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA

Located in Smoke Tree Village on Palm Canyon Drive, Smoke Tree BBQ is a restaurant with a rustic vibe and authentic southern-style BBQ fare.
They offer both pickup and delivery and event catering as well.
Starters like fried pickles and beer-battered onion rings are perfect for enjoying, along with the large selection of drinks and cocktails. Or take the plunge on a full BBQ plate to sate your hunger.
Alternatively, you can pitch it more in the middle with one of the excellent house sandwiches. All meat is treated with the house rub and smoked to perfection.


With the local economy opening up and Palm Springs developing as a diverse, year-round community, new businesses are popping up all the time.

Some notable mentions that just missed this list are:

Given the relatively small space that Palm Springs occupies, you’ll be able to frequent these and many more establishments during your time here. Palm Springs has what it takes to keep you busy, entertained, relaxed, and well-fed - all without having to travel too far from the pool.

To learn more about Palm Springs, contact Geoffrey Moore. Armed with local knowledge and years of experience, Geoff can help you negotiate a home deal that works with your budget and your real estate goals.

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