Certified Farmers' Markets (CFM)

 

   

The Certified Farmers' Market program was created in 1977 and enables California Agricultural Producers to directly market their agricultural products to consumers.  In Orange County, Certified Farmers' Markets provide local consumers a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, eggs, plants and cut flowers.



What is the Certified Farmers' Market Program?

The Certified Farmers' Market is a place where California farmers can sell what they grow directly to consumers. It gives growers and customers a chance to interact with each other and provides the public with convenient access to fresh high quality California-grown produce. Farmers benefit by having another outlet to market their commodities, avoiding the middle man expenses associated with commercial preparation of products, and being able to sell specialty products more easily. Certified Farmers' Markets are also enjoyable community events that bring in a variety of other small businesses, such as jewelry and craft vendors, prepared food sellers, and musicians.


How do we certify agricultural producers?

Orange County certified producers range from backyard growers to large scale farmers. We certify growers of fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, eggs, nursery stock, and cut flowers. During a certification inspection, an agricultural inspector visits the farmer’s growing grounds, taking note of what is being grown and its condition. With the information collected, our office issues Certified Producer’s Certificates detailing what commodities the inspector has seen growing and at what quantity, the approximate expected yield, and the expected harvest season.

What do we inspect at Certified Farmers' Markets?

During a Certified Farmers' Market inspection, our principal objective is to verify that each vendor has been certified as growing each agricultural product brought to market. The Certified Producer’s Certificate is the most important regulatory tool we have at the market, especially since we have growers from all over California selling at our local farmers markets.  We check the products being sold, taking into account quality, season, and growing location to ensure that the commodities offered for sale were indeed grown by the producer. We also verify organic produce by examining organic registration documents issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.


  
  


Thank you for supporting local agriculture. In light of Covid-19 this list is subject to change without notice, so please check back regularly. For more information regarding food safety and Covid-19 please see Orange County’s Food Safety Home Page:  http://www.ocfoodinfo.com/


Sunday

Laguna Niguel CFM   
27241 La Paz Rd.   
8:00 am – 12:00 pm    
Manager: Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
(949) 301-9180

San Clemente Village CFM
Avenida Del Mar & Seville   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Managers: Rick & Sandy Heil
rheil1111@cox.net    
(949) 361-0764

Newport Beach CFM   
Base of the Newport Pier
McFadden Square
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Mark Anderson
sproutsofpromise@gmail.com

Local Harvest Garden Grove CFM
Historic Main & Garden Grove Boulevard
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Manager: Lee Ostendorf
leeostendorf@charter.net
(562) 449-9299 (cell)

Great Park CFM
Sand Canyon/Marine Way in Irvine
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Manager: Mary Senske
ocgpfm@verizon.net
(949) 724-7403

Tuesday

Placentia CFM
Placentia Town Center, Yorba Linda Blvd/N. Kraemer
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Manager: Mary Ann Senske
ocgpfm@verizon.net
(714) 733-3167

Santa Ana Civic Center CFM
301 East 3rd. (City Parking Lot)
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Manager: Joseph Toledo
Nativeharvestevents@gmail.com
(310) 776-8097

Irvine Regional Park CFM
#1 Irvine Park Rd. in Orange
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
You will not be charged admission
to go to the market!
Manager: Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
(949) 301-9180

Seal Beach Village CFM    
Westminster Blvd & Seal Beach Blvd.   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Aldo Flores
aldoflores18@gmail.com
(714) 852-0055

Wednesday

Fullerton CFM    
Independence Park
Euclid & Valencia  
8:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Mona Amoon
(714) 871-5304

Lido Marina Village CFM
3434 Via Lido & Newport Blvd.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Manager: Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
(949) 301-9180

Tustin CFM    
3rd & El Camino   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Manager:  Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
(949) 301-9180

Thursday

Downtown Anaheim CFM    
205 Center Street Promenade  
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Manager: Alona Scott
Alona@downtownanaheim.com
(714) 496-6096

Costa Mesa CFM    
Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
(949) 301-9180

Fullerton Downtown CFM
Ful/Wilshire
(open from April to October)
301 N. Pomona
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Manager: Richard Veloz
(714) 738-5353

Friday

Laguna Hills CFM    
El Toro Road & Avenida De La Carlota   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
(949) 301-9180

Saturday

Buena Park Farmers' Marketplace
La Palma/Stanton
  Sears Parking Lot   
Buena Park   
9:00 am – 2:00 pm   
Manager: Lee Ostendorf
leeostendorf@charter.net
(562) 449-9299 (cell)

Cypress CFM
4505 Katella Ave. (Katella & Lexington)
Cottonwood Church Parking Lot 6C
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Managers: Joanna Davis
enrichedfarms@gmail.com
(818) 699-6204

Corona Del Mar CFM    
Marguerite & Pacific Coast Hwy.   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Rick Heil
rheil1111@cox.net   
(949) 361-0764

The New Dana Point CFM    
Pacific Coast Hwy. & Golden Lantern   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Steven Crossen
 steve@stevecrossen.com   
(949) 573-5033

Irvine CFM      
Mariners Church parking lot,
On the corner of Bonita Canyon & Turtle Ridge
8:00 am – 12:00 pm   
Manager: Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
(949) 301-9180

Laguna Beach CFM    
Lumberyard parking lot—adj. to City Hall  
8:00 am – 12:00 pm   
Manager: Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
(949) 301-9180

SoCo CFM
Sunflower/Hyland in Costa Mesa
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Manager: Mark Anderson/Elle Mari
SproutsofPromise@gmail.com
(310) 699-6134