Contra Costa County currently has 19 Certified Farmer’s Markets operating in the county. A Certified Farmers’ Market (CFM) is an area approved by a County Agricultural Commissioner that allows California farmers to sell commodities of their own production directly to consumers. County Agriculture Departments inspect and certify markets, growers, and production areas for compliance with the Food and Agriculture Code. The main focus of CFM inspections is to verify that growers are selling only what they have produced. This ensures that the public has access to high quality, fresh produce.
*Additional licensing for Certified Farmers’ Markets and Certified Producers may be required if agricultural products are processed. This includes honey, jams, jellies, nut mixes and other similar products.