Certified Farmer's Markets

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    The Certified Farmer's Market program was created in 1977 and enables California
    Agricultural Producers to directly market their agricultural products to consumers.
    In Orange County, Certified Farmer's 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, seasons, 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.




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Sunday

Laguna Niguel CFM   
27241 La Paz Rd.   
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    
Manager: Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
714-573-0374

San Clemente Village CFM
Avenida Del Mar & Seville   
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Manager:  Rick & Sandy Heil
rheil1111@cox.net   
949-492-6000

New Location
Newport Beach CFM
   
Base of the Newport Pier, Macfadden Square
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   
Manager: Mark Anderson
sproutsofpromise@gmail.com

Local Harvest Garden Grove CFM
Main & Garden Grove Boulevard
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Manager: Lee Ostendorf
leeostendorf@charter.net
562-498-6048

Great Park CFM
Sand Canyon/Marine Way in Irvine
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 1st Sunday of Month 8:00 a.m. -2 p.m.
Manager: Mary Senske
ocgpfm@verizon.net
949-724-7403
Farmer's Park CFM
400 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Manager: Devon reeves
devon@downtownanaheim.com
714-956-3586
OPENS 10/18/15
Cypress Certified Farmers' Market
Valley View & Orange Ave.
10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Manager: Rick Palas
Seal Beach Community CFM
1661 Golden Rain Road
St. Andrew Dr & Golden Rain Rd, Inside Leisure World
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Manager: Jason Davis
enrichedfarms@gmail.com
818-699-6204
Monday
No Certified Farmer's Markets are open
Tuesday

Placentia CFM
Placentia Town Center, Yorba Linda Blvd/N. Kraemer
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Manager: Rick Palas
RPALAS@VERIZON.NET
909-630-6302

Surf City Nights Downtown Street Fair CFM  
Main & Olive in Huntington Beach   
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   
Manager: Mary Senske
surfcitynights@verizon.net   
714-536-8300

Farmers’ Market at Irvine Historical Park
Moving for an extended period of time to... 
   
Irvine Regional Park, #1 Irvine Park Rd. in Orange
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. You will not be charged admission to go to the market!
Manager:  Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
714-573-0374

Seal Beach Village CFM    
Westminster Blvd & Seal Beach Blvd.   
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Manager:  Lynn Camp
honescko@pacbell.net  
714-329-6755

Wednesday

Fullerton CFM    
Independence Park – Euclid & Valencia  
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Manager:  Mona Amoon
714-871-5304

Old Capistrano CFM    
El Camino Real/Forester & Yorba St. in SJC   
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   
Manager:  Jennifer Pointer
jennifer@sanjuanchamber.com   
949-493-4700

Tustin CFM    
3rd & El Camino   
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    hh
Manager:  Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
714-573-0374

Kaiser Permanente Irvine CFM
6670 Alton Pkwy & Sand Canyon Ave.
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Manager: Lynne Camp
Honescko@pacbell.net
714-329-6755

Newport Beach Courtyard CFM
4675 MacArthur Court, Suite 150
Birch & MacArthur
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Manager: Jason Davis
enrichedfarms@gmail.com
818-699-6204




Thursday

Downtown Anaheim CFM    
205 Center Street Promenade  
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Manager:  Devon Reeves
devon@downtownanaheim.com 
714-956-3586

Costa Mesa CFM    
Orange County Fairgrounds (88 Fair Dr.)  
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Manager:  Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
714-573-0374

Brea Certified Farmers' Market
Birch & State College Blvd
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Manager: Rose Fogerty
breafarmersmarket@breachamber
714-529-3660

Closed until Spring 2016
DTSA CFM
Downtown Santa Ana Between 3rd St. and 4th St. and Bush St. and French St.
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Manager: Kerri Annick Cacciata
info@dtsafarmersmarket.com
714-317-3525

Fullerton Market CFM
Ful/Wilshire (open from April 7 to October 27 )
301 N. Pomona
4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Manager: Amanda Fernandez 
no email
714-738-3338

Closed for the Season
Fountain Valley Market In The Park CFM
16400 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley Recreation Center
Market open from May 1 through September 9
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Manager: Mary Senske
marketinthepark@verizon.net
714-593-4412




Friday

Huntington Beach CFM   
Pier Plaza/6th & PCH   
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   
Manager: Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
714-573-0374

Laguna Hills CFM    
El Toro Road & Avenida De La Carlota   
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Manager: Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
714-573-0374

Kaiser Permanente La Palma CFM
#5 Centerpointe Drive (in the city of La Palma)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (1st & 3rd Friday, every month)
Manager: Lynne Camp
honescko@pacbell.net  
714-329-6755 
 

Anaheim Kaiser Permanente CFM
3400 East La Palma Avenue
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Manager:  Lynne Camp
honescko@pacbell.net
714-329-6755


Saturday

Buena Park CFM
La Palma/Stanton – Sears Parking Lot   
Buena Park   
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   
Manager: Lee Ostendorf   
562-449-9299 (cell)

Yorba Linda Old Town CFM   
Main Street & Imperial Hwy.   
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Manager: Scott Miller/Kevin Freck
714-777-1121 

Corona Del Mar CFM    
Marguerite & Pacific Coast Hwy.   
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Manager:  Rick Heil
rheil1111@cox.net  
949-361-0735

The New Dana Point CFM    
Pacific Coast Hwy. & Golden Lantern   
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Manager:  Steven Crossen
 steve@stevecrossen.com   
909-229-3329

Irvine CFM     
New Location!  
Mariners Church parking lot,
On the corner of Bonita Canyon & Turtle Ridge
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   
Manager: Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
714-573-0374

Laguna Beach CFM    
Lumberyard parking lot—adj. to City Hall  
8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.   
Manager: Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net
714-573-0374

SoCo CFM
Sunflower/Hyland in Costa Mesa
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Manager: Mark Anderson/Elle Mari
SproutsofPromise@gmail.com

Old Towne Orange Farmer’s & Artisans CFM
Cypress Avenue & Palm Avenue
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Manager: Brandon Kunkle
brandonOHG@gmail.com
714-348-8158