Certified Farmer's Market
Lake County is home to several Certified Farmer's Markets (CFM's) which operate seasonally. CFM's exempt farmers from many packing, sizing, and labeling requirements set by California regulation providing a flexible marketing alternative without disrupting other produce marketing systems. When you visit a Certified Farmer's Market, you are assured that the products you purchase are direct from the farmer who produced them.
In order to ensure compliance with direct marketing regulations, the Lake County Department of Agriculture:
- Inspects growing sites to verify that what is sold has been grown by the certified producer
- Issues Certified Producer Certificates
- Periodically inspects markets
- Investigates market complaints
Certified Producer / Certified Farmers Market Application