Farmer's Market

Certified Farmer's Market

Certified Farmer’s Markets (CFMs) are marketplaces that allow farmers to sell directly to the consumer.  A certified producer sells agricultural products of their own production.  Lightly processed agricultural products that are derived from the commodities grown or raised by the producer may also be sold at a CFM.  CFMs provide a diverse market that allows the consumer to directly interact with the farmer and learn how their food is produced.  The Tehama County Department of Agriculture enforces regulations that support CFMs including issuing Certified Producer Certificates, conducting CFM and producer site inspections, and investigating complaints.

Markets offered in Tehama County include the Corning Certified Farmer's Market, Red Bluff Certified Farmer's Market, and Lake California Certified Farmer's Market.

Becoming a Certified Farmer’s Market or Producer

To open a CFM or to become a Certified Producer (CPC) please contact the Tehama County Department of Agriculture.  The Agricultural Commissioner issues CFM and CPC certificates. 

Certified Farmer's Market Links

California Department of Food and Agriculture Certified Farmer’s Market Program

Cottage Food Operations

Certain processed foods are permissible to be prepared under the Cottage Food Act. 

Cottage Food Links

California Department of Public Health Cottage Food Operations 

Tehama County Environmental Health Department