Serve on the Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee

Response times may be slow due to the wildfires affecting Santa Cruz County and Covid-19. Organic compliance deadlines and inspections will be delayed for businesses affected by these crises. Read the latest updates on the Northern California wildfires, and visit our Covid-19 webpage to find pandemic-specific information »

Los tiempos de respuesta serán lentos debido a los incendios forestales afectando al condado de Santa Cruz y COVID-19. Los plazos de cumplimiento orgánico y las inspecciones se retrasarán para los negocios afectados por estas crisis.  Lea las últimas actualizaciones sobre los incendios forestales del norte de California y visite nuestra página web de Covid-19 para encontrar información específica a la pandemia »

Three producer and six producer alternate positions are currently open on the California Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee. The Certified Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee advises the California Secretary of Agriculture and the CDFA Certified Farmers’ Market Program. The committee is comprised of six producers, six certified farmers’ market operators, one consumer, and one county agricultural commissioner, with an alternate for each position. Each member serves a two-year term.
The focus of the committee is on:
  1. Promoting the demand and consumption of agricultural products purchased directly from producers at certified farmers’ markets
  2. Ensuring that existing and future certified farmers’ markets are primarily maintained for the benefit of the producers selling their products within those markets
  3. Ensuring that honest and fair marketing of products occurs within certified farmers’ markets
Thomas Osborn
CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch
1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 
CCOF can provide letters of support to members interested in applying for the committee. Please contact for more questions. 
For questions regarding the Certified Farmers’ Market Program, please contact Maria Tenorio, program supervisor of the Certified Farmers’ Market Program, at or (916) 900-5030.