Shopping Locally at Certified Farmers’ Markets

Spring is here and with it, the launch of many certified farmers’ markets (CFMs) across California.  CFMs are a great way for farmers to bring their crops directly to consumers in accordance with rigorous state standards specific to food safety, handling and packaging.  In turn, consumers have the opportunity to shop locally and build personal relationships with the women and men growing their food.  It’s a win-win and an effort we encourage in our collective focus on supporting and preserving farmland throughout the state. To learn more about CFMs and to find the locations nearest to you, visit California Department of Food & Agriculture CFM Webpage.