Certified Farmer's Markets

 

   

    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 am – 12:00 pm    
Manager: Michi Ward
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
(714) 573-0374

San Clemente Village CFM
Avenida Del Mar & Seville   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager:  Rick & Sandy Heil
rheil1111@cox.net   
(949) 492-6000

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
Main & Garden Grove Boulevard
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Manager: Lee Ostendorf
leeostendorf@charter.net
(562) 498-6048

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

DTSA CFM
Downtown Santa Ana Between 3rd St. and 4th St. and Bush St. and French St.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Manager: Sonora Ortiz
info@dtsafarmersmarket.com
(619) 566-6720

Cypress CFM
Valley View & Orange Ave.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Manager: Rick Palas
RPALAS@VERIZON.NET
(909) 630-6302

Monday
No Certified Farmer's Markets are open
Tuesday

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

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

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   
(714) 573-0374

Seal Beach Village CFM    
Westminster Blvd & Seal Beach Blvd.   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Lynn Camp
honescko@pacbell.net  
(714) 329-6755

Fullerton Cal State Univ. CFM     
800 N. State College Blvd.    
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
(every other Tuesday)
Manager: Anthony Spano
4aspano@gmail.com
(626) 484-0443

Irvine Towers CFM
18400 Von Karman Ave.
@ Von Karman Ave & Michelson Dr.
 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Manager: Jason Davis
enrichedfarms@gmail.com
(818) 699-6204

Wednesday

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

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

Tustin CFM    
3rd & El Camino   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Manager:  Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
(714) 573-0374

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

Fountain Valley Memorial Care CFM
17360 Brookhurst Ave.
Every other week
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Manager: Mary Senske


West Anaheim CFM
3100 W. Orange Ave.
@Twila Reid Park
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manager: Devon Reeves
Devon@downtownanaheim.com
(714) 956-3586

Thursday

Downtown Anaheim CFM    
205 Center Street Promenade  
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Manager: Devon Reeves
devon@downtownanaheim.com 
(714) 956-3586

Costa Mesa CFM    
Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Trish Harrison
ocfb@sbcglobal.net   
(714) 573-0374

Brea Certified Farmer's Market
Birch & State College Blvd
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Manager: Rose Fogerty
breafarmersmarket@breachamber.com
(714) 529-3660

Fullerton Market CFM
Ful/Wilshire (open from April to October)
301 N. Pomona
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Manager: Amanda Fernandez

(714) 738-3338

Fountain Valley Market
in the Park CFM
16400 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley Recreation Center
Market open May - September
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Manager: Mary Senske
marketinthepark@verizon.net
(714) 593-4412

Friday

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

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

Kaiser Permanente La Palma CFM
#5 Centerpointe Drive (city of La Palma)
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
(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 am – 2:00 pm
Manager: Lynne Camp
honescko@pacbell.net
(714) 329-6755

Farmer's Park CFM
400 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Manager: Devon Reeves
devon@downtownanaheim.com
(714) 956-3586

Costa Mesa Pacific Arts Plaza CFM
3200 Park Center Dr.
@Anton & Bristol
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Manager: Jason Davis
enrichedfarms@gmail.com
(818) 699-6204

Saturday

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

Yorba Linda Old Town CFM   
Main Street & Imperial Hwy.   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Scott Miller/Kevin Freck
(714) 777-1121 

Corona Del Mar CFM    
Marguerite & Pacific Coast Hwy.   
9:00 am – 1:00 pm   
Manager: Rick Heil
rheil1111@cox.net  
(949) 361-0735

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

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   
(714) 573-0374

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

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

Old Towne Orange Farmer’s & Artisans CFM
Cypress Avenue & Palm Avenue
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Manager: Lisa David
Lisaohg@gmail.com
(714) 473-4125

Enriched Farms The Park CFM
18000 Spectrum
Irvine
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Manager: Joseph Toledo
enrichedfarms@gmail.com
(818) 699-6204