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    Many of our county’s growers operate small family farms. They have developed a reputation for quality, high-value specialty crops. Buying local is simply the concept of buying food and floral products produced, grown, or raised as close to your home as possible.

      Farmer's Markets
    Buy Local San Diego Produce by visiting one of the Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFM) in San Diego County allows you to experience agriculture. Farmers’ Markets provide venues for farmers to sell directly to consumers and supports small farming operations.
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    San Diego County Certified Farmers’ Markets

    Farmers Markets are certified by the County Agricultural Commissioner, ensuring that the produce is being sold by the grower, is grown in California, and meets all California quality standards. These criteria ensure that you receive the freshest produce for the right price.

    Information about how to become Certified by the County Agricultural Commissioner:

    San Marcos Office:
    760-752-4700
    San Diego Office:
    858-614-7786
    Monday

    Monday

    Escondido - Welk Village

     

    Tuesday

    Tuesday

    Coronado
    Escondido
    Mira Mesa
    Otay Ranch
    Pacific Beach
    San Marcos
    UCSD La Jolla
    Wednesday

    Wednesday

    Carlsbad
    Little Italy
    Ocean Beach
    Santee

     

    Thursday

    Thursday

    Lemon Grove
    Linda Vista
    North Park
    Oceanside
    Rancho Bernardo
    Scripps Ranch
    Friday

    Friday

    Borrego Springs
    Imperial Beach
    La Mesa
    Rancho Bernardo

     

    Saturday

    Saturday

    City Heights
    Del Mar
    Fallbrook
    Little Italy
    Mission Valley
    Poway
    Rancho Penasquitos
    Vista
    Sunday

    Sunday

    Chula Vista
    Hillcrest
    La Jolla
    Leucadia
    Rancho Santa Fe
    Santa Ysabel
    Solana Beach

    How do I sell at a farmers market?

    In order to sell at a farmers market a producer must be inspected and have a certificate issued by the County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) office. This Certified Producer Certificate (CPC) assures the public that the market seller has grown the products being sold. Click here to download a Certified Producer application, fill it out and submit it, then call AWM at (858) 694-2739 to schedule an inspection and arrange for certification.

    New farmers markets can only be opened by a recognized non-profit organization, certified producer, or a local government agency. Onsite managers control the market operations and decide who can participate as a seller. Farm Bureau suggests prospective sellers visit the market(s) of their choice and speak with the manager.