Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, firstname.lastname@example.org
|LISTENING SESSIONS SET FOR CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKETS PROGRAM||
SACRAMENTO, October 20, 2010 - Acting on a request from the Certified Farmers' Market (CFM) Advisory Committee at its regular semi-annual meeting, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, working with farmers’ markets, has scheduled four listening sessions around the state to ask for public input about the CFM program and how it may be improved. The particulars are as follows:
Oct. 27, 2010
November 1st, 2010
November 3rd 2010
California's Certified Farmers' Market program has been in place since 1977 and was the first of its kind in the nation.
The success of the program is demonstrated by more than 700 certified farmers’ markets around the state, serving as venues for an estimated 2,200 certified agricultural producers selling high-quality produce directly to consumers.
For a complete list of certified farmers’ markets in California, please visit:
California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs
1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814