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Welcome to the 35th annual California Small Farm Conference, a week of learning, inspiration and movement-building. Our hybrid conference features over 50 online workshops, videos, and interactive forums, as well as in-person gatherings around the state. Admission is on a sliding scale. Please pay what you can to help make this event possible and accessible to everyone. All events are virtual except those listed "Gathering" towards the end of the week.
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Monday, February 27 • 9:00am - 2:00pm
California Farmers' Market Certification Program

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a special, day-long training that requires a separate registration and fee, see link above to register.

This certification was developed by the California Alliance of Farmers' Markets. The Alliance is a member-based coalition of farmers’ markets and affiliate partners from around the state, committed to working together for the betterment of the industry. The Alliance is dedicated to promoting the direct farmer-to-consumer relationship, supporting small independent farmers, increasing the integrity and securing the future of Certified Farmers’ Markets throughout California.

This certification program is divided into four parts that will be delivered virtually over zoom. This is a cohort model certification program, with the our inaugural cohort of 20 market managers starting in February 2023.

Virtual Training #1: Introduction
February 27th, 2023 9-2 PM

Learning Outcomes of Level 1 Certification:
  • Have a clear understanding of the history and purpose of certified farmers’ markets.
    Have a great understanding of the mission of the Alliance and how membership can benefit your market(s).
  • Have a clear understanding of market regulations and how to hold vendors accountable to them. 
  • Learn core skills and techniques for successful farmers’ market management.
  • Learn strategies for making your market(s) accessible, diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Questions? Email Rosio Almaguer Andrade, Program Manager | rosio@ecologycenter.org


Rosio Almaguer

Food & Farming Program Manager, California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets

Monday February 27, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm PST