Certified Farmers Markets

The Certified Farmers' Market program was created in 1977 and enables California Agricultural Producers to directly market their agricultural products to consumers.  In Orange County, Certified Farmers 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 a 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 farmer's markets.  We check the products being sold, taking into account quality, season, 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.




Thank you for supporting local agriculture. In light of COVID-19 this list is subject to change without notice, so please check back regularly. For more information regarding food safety and Covid-19 please see Orange County’s Food Safety Home Page explore OCFoodInfo.com


SUNDAY


Laguna Niguel CFM 

query_builder 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
27241 La Paz Rd. Laguna Niguel.    Click placehere for directions.
supervisor_account Michi Ward   phone  (949) 301-9180    email ocfb@sbcglobal.net   explore lagunaniguelfarmersmarket.com/


San Clemente Village CFM

query_builder 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Avenida Del Mar & Seville, San Clemente.  Click placehere for directions.   
supervisor_account  Rick & Sandy Heil  phone (949) 361-0764   email rheil1111@cox.net

Newport Beach CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Base of the Newport Pier, McFadden Square, Newport Beach.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Mark Anderson  phone (310) 699-6134  email SproutsofPromise@gmail.com   explore farmermark.com/newportbeach


Local Harvest Garden Grove CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Historic Main Street at Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Lee Ostendorf  phone (562) 449-9299  email leeostendorf@charter.net


Orange County Great Park CFM

query_builder10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sand Canyon/Marine Way, Irvine.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Mary Ann Senske  phone (949) 724-7403   email ocgpfm@verizon.net   explore www.cityofirvine.org/


Ladera Ranch CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Founders Park, 28275 Avendale Blvd, Ladera Ranch.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Todd Stearns  phone (949) 436-1868   email todd.stearns@yahoo.com   email info@laderaranchochamber.org


TIANGUIS CFM - Opens February 7, 2021

query_builder8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1621 Alton Pkwy/ Redhill Ave.  Click placehere for directions. 
supervisor_account Neri Amenta & Evelyn Amenta  email tianguismarket@yahoo.com


TUESDAY


Placentia CFM

query_builder4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Placentia Town Center, Yorba Linda Blvd/N. Kraemer, Yorba Linda.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Mary Ann Senske  phone (949) 724-7403  email ocgpfm@verizon.net  explore www.placentia.org/

Santa Ana Civic Center CFM

query_builder3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
301 East 3rd. (City Parking Lot), Santa Ana.   Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Joseph Toledo  phone (310) 776-8097   email Nativeharvestevents@gmail.com


Irvine Regional Park CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange.   Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Michi Ward  phone (949) 301-9180  email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore www.ocfarmbureau.org/ 


Seal Beach Village CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Westminster Blvd & Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Aldo Flores  phone (714) 852-0055   email aldoflores18@gmail.com


Surf City Nights Downtown Street Fair CFM

query_builder5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Main St & Olive, Huntington Beach.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Jaime Strong  phone (949) 295-3851  email surfcitynights@hbdowntown.com


WEDNESDAY


Fullerton CFM

query_builder8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
353 W. Commonwealth Ave. in the Library parking lot, Fullerton.   Click placehere for directions. 
 supervisor_account  Mona Amoon  phone (714) 871-5304  email mgamoon@hotmail.com,  explore www.cityoffullerton.com/
 

Tustin CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
3rd & El Camino, Tustin.   Click placehere for directions. 
 supervisor_account   Trish Harrison  phone (949) 301-9180   email ocfb@sbcglobal.net,  explore www.ocfarmbureau.org

 


THURSDAY


Downtown Anaheim CFM

query_builder11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
205 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim.   Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Alona Scott  phone (714) 496-6096  email alona@downtownanaheim.com  explore www.downtownanaheim.com/


Costa Mesa CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Trish Harrison  phone (949) 301-9180   email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore www.ocfarmbureau.org/


Fullerton Downtown CFM

query_builder4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  (open from April to October)
121 E. Wilshire Ave. between Pomona & N. Harbor Blvd.   Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Richard Veloz phone (714) 738-5353  email rveloz@cityoffullerton.com  explore www.cityoffullerton.com/

 

Brea CFM - Opening in March 2021

query_builder3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  
135 South State College Blvd.   Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Michi Ward phone (949) 301-9180  email ocfb@sbcglobal.net 


FRIDAY


Laguna Hills CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
El Toro Rd & Avenida De La Carlota, Laguna Hills.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Trish Harrison  phone (949) 301-9180   email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore www.ocfarmbureau.org/


Farmakis Farms CFM

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.   Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Tom Farmakis  phone (949) 364-1270  email farmakisfarms@gmail.com  explore https://farmakisfarms.com/


SATURDAY


Buena Park Farmers' Marketplace

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  
La Palma/Stanton, Sears Parking Lot, Buena Park.  Click placehere for directions.   
 supervisor_account  Lee Ostendorf  phone (562) 449-9299   email leeostendorf@charter.net


Cypress CFM

query_builder10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4505 Katella Ave. (Katella & Lexington), Cottonwood Church Parking Lot 6C, Cypress.   Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Joanna Davis  phone (818) 699-6204  email enrichedfarms@gmail.com  explore www.enrichedfarms.com/


Corona Del Mar CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Marguerite & Pacific Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Rick Heil  phone (949) 933-8259  email rheil1111@cox.net


Dana Point CFM 

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    
Pacific Coast Hwy. & Golden Lantern, Dana Point.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Steven Crossen  phone (949) 573-5033   email steve@stevecrossen.com  


Irvine CFM

query_builder8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
Bonita Canyon & Turtle Ridge, Mariners Church parking lot, Irvine.  Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Trish Harrison  phone (949) 301-9180   email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore www.ocfarmbureau.org/


Orange Homegrown Farmers & Artisans Market

query_builder9:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
303 West Palm Avenue, Orange.   Click placehere for directions.
 supervisor_account  Megan Penn  phone (714) 397-4699  email mpennohg@gmail.com  explore www.orangehomegrown.org/


SoCo CFM, Costa Mesa

query_builder9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.  Click placehere for directions.
supervisor_account  Mark Anderson   phone (310) 699-6134    email SproutsofPromise@gmail.com    explore www.farmermark.com/


Laguna Beach CFM

query_builder8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   
521 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach.  Click placehere for directions.

supervisor_account  Michi Ward   phone (949) 301-9180    email ocfb@sbcglobal.net  explore www.ocfarmbureau.org/