Why Choose a
Certified Farmers' Market?
What is a Certified Farmers' Market?
In a certified market, the farmers who grow the produce sell their fruits and vegetables directly to the public.
Certified farmers' markets are locations approved by the county agricultural commissioner where certified farmers offer the agricultural products they grow themselves.
How You Benefit
Fresh picked, vine and tree ripened quality.
Direct sales by farmers to the consumer eliminates the cost of middleman marketing.
How the Farmer Benefits
Certified farmers markets provide an outlet suited to moving smaller volumes of produce creating a marketing channel outside of the traditional large volume distribution systems.
CFM's also allow farmers to sell tree ripened fruit which is too delicate for the packing and shipping process. It also increases profits for the farmers because of the cost savings.
For more information, please visit the California Federation of Farmers' Markets website.