Certified Farmers' Market Program


Certified Farmer's Markets provide a great opportunity for small farmers to market their products without the added expenses of commercial preparation. This increases their net income and makes it possible for them to stay in business.  CFMs are where you can meet the producer and be a part of a larger community that wants to learn more about local farming and values seasonal varieties.   The Department and State inspectors "certify" markets and producers to ensure they are following certain requirements and uphold basic premise "We grow what we sell".   Thanks to our warm, mild climate, most of the County's CFMs offer a wide variety of seasonal varieties and operate year-round markets.  

Santa Barbara County CFMs and Associations
Certified Farmers' Market Locator (listed by County)
Certified Producer Locator (listed by County)
Apply for a Certified Producer Certificate or a Certified Farmers' Market Certificate (online or pdf) 
Certified Farmers' Market Program FAQs 

 Ag Bullet Small Additional Program Information
California Department of Food and Agriculture Certified Farmers' Market Program
Direct Marketing Food and Agricultural Codes
Direct Marketing California Code of Regulations 
California Small Farm Food Safety Guidelines
Lease Agreement Requirement (English / Spanish)