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It’s Farmers’ Market Season

Spring has arrived and Farmers’ Market season is ramping up. In preparation for the season CCOF has updated our Farmers’ Market Best Practices Guidelines. Learn how to clearly label your organic products, prevent commingling with non-organic product, and prevent using misleading signage. Print out a few copies and share them with your friends!


Assembly Bill 1871: Checks and Balances for Farmers' Markets

California is the heart of our nation’s food and agricultural innovations, from popularizing farmers’ markets and organic agriculture in the 1970s and 1980s, to a renewed focus in recent years on fresh produce and local foods. As California goes, so goes the nation, right? With more than 800 farmers’ markets now operating in the Golden State, it is fair to say that California represents “ground zero” in the ever-evolving policy and operations issues that farmers’ markets face in the United States.

Farmers’ Markets in High Demand

Last week, CCOF celebrated the 15th annual “National Farmers Market Week.” Among the many causes for celebration, CCOF joined the USDA in applauding increased access to farmers’ markets across the United States. 

The number of listed farmers’ markets totals 8,268, according to the USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory, an online tool with a searchable database for information such as directions, operating times, and product offerings.

Last Chance to Get Your "Why Buy Certified Organic?" Postcards


Our popular "Why Buy Certified Organic?" postcards are back! This informational postcard will help you educate shoppers about certified organic. These cards promote buying certified organic, explain what "certified organic" means, and name the top reasons to buy certified organic foods.

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